What is a Tablescape?
We're glad you asked! Simply put, its the coordinated display of accents, accessories, and functional pieces on a table. Similar to landscaping, where you give consideration to both the form and function when placing ornamental features, plants, shrubs, lighting and other items, with tablescaping you must consider not just the look but the function. You wouldn't want to put that plant that needs 12 hours of sun under a shade tree, right? Just like you wouldn't want to place candles where a guest may need to reach to get to their carafe of water.
Yep, You already do it!
You most likely tablescape in one form or another every time you set a table or have a party. Now we've just put a word to it! Don't get us wrong though, there is a bit of an art form to it. For Example, knowing how people tend to move when entering a room helps ensure that your entrance display is getting the proper exposure, (we call that traffic flow), or what colors work together to attract the attention of a guest's eye without clashing with the overall color scheme.
Take a peak at our inspiration gallery below for some more tips, tricks, and ideas.
Utilize layers and create height for items in the back to ensure your thematic elements are visible without interfering with access to the treats!
Chargers placed under the plates can help coordinate colors between the overall event theme, centerpieces and even utensils.
Create that Focal Point! Use height to attract attention to your entrance display, and don't be afraid to add extra elements such as flowers or candles, which can help attract your guests eyes, making sure your welcome is not missed.