8 Ways to Set a Non-Stuffy Dinner Party Table




We want to share with you 8 different ways to set a dinner party table; from Pure Wow




The rules have always been the same: forks on the left, drinks on the right, conversation just slightly to the left of non-controversial.

Snooze.




Here, the eight best ways to switch it up in time for the holiday season.

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SKIP THE TABLECLOTH

Use brown butcher paper as a placemat for a rustic look with effortless cleanup. (Got a permanent marker? The mat can double as a placecard.)

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PLAY MISMATCH

Don’t own a complete china set? No problem. Stack different and non-matching plates and bowls.

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FORGET IRONING AND STARCHING

Place a folded (OK, wrinkly) linen napkin between a full-sized dish and a salad plate.

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CUTLERY CAN GO ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE PLATE

Who needs two forks, anyway?

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OR ABOVE THE DISHES

For a more modern look.

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OR IN A JAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TABLE

Everybody grab a spoon.

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DON’T FRET OVER MATCHING WINE GLASSES

Mix and match like the eclectic lady you are.

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AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT FANCY CENTERPIECES

A sprig from the garden is all you need.