Eat together Eat beautifully !

We often tend to ignore or rather underplay the importance of our dining tables at home, one of the most important places at home. A place where we laugh with our family, banter with them, make some critical decisions of our lives, enjoy an intimate meal with a  partner or with a set of friends and so many many more memories that are cherished forever. 

Making a meal time special doesn't require too much of anyone's efforts, it only makes ourselves  and others around us feel a little bit more special. As our lifestyle gets faster with every changing day, it becomes even more important for us to create a mood/space that is not only beautiful but a significant part of everyone's day. 

Below we have put together a couple of ideas that can help one quickly fix up an intimate table. 

Using serviettes 
There are various ways to display a serviette, on the plate, under the plate, making a shape and placing it on a plate and also using it as a cover to the cutlery on the sides. One may pick any style they like and use a serviette while placing the plates. 

Plate on Plate 
A display so basic of placing a small size plate on top of a large size plate makes the set up look so much more thoughtful and more ready for a meal time. One can use 3 sets of plates to make the table setup more dense. The colors can also be played around with, one can use alternate complimentary colors to add a little spite.  

Table Runners
A beautiful break on a large table can make the gathering feel more close, using a thin spread of fabric/ mat in the centre of the table (commonly called a table runner) gives some life to a large size table. 

Centre piece
One can use a prominent object to be displayed at the centre of the table, it could be a small vase or a collection of flowers, stacks of candle stands, anything that brings a little character to the table.

Using plants 
Plants bring in a-lot of life and freshness to the table, adding a small plant with leaves/ flowers protruding out not only looks beautiful but adds a natural refreshing vibe to the mood. 

Assign seats with name tags 
Sometimes one may just want to make the set up a little more ceremonial, one can use name tags that can be placed on a person plate along with a little dry flower making it look pretty without any efforts.