There is a misconception by most people, even interior decorators & designers, that you should use white or pale colors to brighten up a small or dark room. Light colors work well if you have a room with windows that bring in enough natural sunlight where you don’t have to turn on any lights to read a book. However, white or pale colors don’t work if you have a room with no windows. Here is an example where white doesn’t work in the space even with lights. It accentuates the shadows in a space versus absorbs the shadows.
When it comes to the holiday season, we are all looking for ways to save time so we can really take advantage of the spirit of Christmas and spending time with our families. However, with a never ending to-do list, parties to go to, and Christmas shopping – time is the last thing we have to spare.
With family coming in and friends dropping by, you want a home that really shines and makes you feel proud to show it off. You may think that you can redecorate your living spaces, plan your Christmas parties, and buy everyone on your list their perfect present, but can you really? If you do manage to get it all done, you find yourself stressed out, exhausted, and spread too thin. Before you know it, you are glad the holidays are over and everything is back to “normal.” Where is the Christmas spirit in that?
The dining table is often the center of parties and family gatherings. Since so much focus is put on the table, you can use this important element to set the mood for your guests. The good news is that anyone can learn how to properly set a table, which is the foundation of any successful tablescape. By incorporating easy DIY projects, you can customize your table décor to match the theme or the holiday of each party. Continue reading for my favorite tips on how to dress your table this Thanksgiving and beyond.
How to Set a Holiday Table