Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Tip Tablescape Arrangement

I’m am not an expert at tablescape arranging but I have learned a few things as I have spend a good bit of last week putting together my foyer table and a treat table in the living room. 

Let me share with you what I’ve learned……

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Basic guidelines for creating  your own tablescape.

{Supplies}

  • Light~ Lamps, candles {okay maybe both}
  • Hard Objects~ Picture frames, books, trays, plates, or mirrors
  • Greenery & Natural Items~ flowers, leaves, branches, nuts, fruits, baskets, or small foliage
  • Fabric Element~ napkins, table runner, dolly,  or ribbon

{Suggestions}

  • Try to take up no more than 1/3 of the tables surface, unless the table doesn’t intend to be use and will remain purely decorative.
  • Arrange items so the heights stagger.  Stacking books is a great way to add lefts and levels.  Use candle sticks,a lamp, or even a vase filled with branches as your tallest height and work with other smaller display items to fill and complete your tablescape.
  • Odd numbers are more appealing to the eye.  Group items in 3’s,5’s, or even 7’s. {think children's books ~ “The Three Little Pigs”, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Goldie Locks and the Three Bears”}
  • Just as an artist paints a scenery, your table arrangement needs a foreground, middle ground, and a background.  You can create depth even on a small shelf!
  • Limit the color palette to just a few colors. 
  • Try to use “real” objects.  Items that you really use in and around your home.  Magazines, books, letter opener, reading glasses, candy :D
  • Create a focal point with either a large mirror or artwork
  • Overlap items.  Let one object break the line of another object.

 

2 comments:

  1. Love your tips! I'm an "odd" gal (both figuratively and literallY) myself ... and love using books as raisers. Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

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