One of the easiest ways to uplift a place setting is by adding texture to a tablescape.
The picture above is one simple ways to add texture by layering. For example, a charger or placemat followed by a dinner plate and a salad plate. Then maybe add a small dessert plate on top of it. You can finish your stack by placing a napkin, place card or a small treat next. All that with just your place setting.
Then you have the textural play with different types of fabrics and combining smooth and rough surfaces. Adding texture to a tablescape also helps to keep your table design on trend. Keep in mind that being on trend doesn’t mean run out and by items that you aren’t likely to use again. Include texture with items that you will use often and that you may already have. In other words, shop your home.
Now I’d like to show you how I layered my newest tablescape with texture. I started with a large ivory base cloth and a smaller blue one as an overlay. A while back I picked up this wallpaper remnant at the thrift store. It was large enough to cover my entire table but that would have been a bit much. Instead, I used it to make chargers.
How to Make Woven Chargers
- Supplies needed are rounds of fabric, wallpaper, etc. Pizza pans from the dollar store, Modge Podge or other craft glue, and a paintbrush.
- Use a dinner plate as a template and cut the amount of circles you need. Then apply a heavy coat of Modge Podge to each pizza pan and center each circle on to it. Let sit for at least 20 minutes with something weighted on top if necessary.
- Apply a final heavy coat of Modge Podge and let it dry for several hours. Modge Podge dries to a clear coating so no worries of a heavy glue look.
Adding Texture with a Layered Centerpiece
More layers, more texture. To fill the wooden bowls and fill in around the tray I used various sizes of river rocks.
The last items to complete the centerpiece were more succulents and various sizes of river rocks around the edges of the tray.
Now it’s time to finish the table by adding ridged dinnerware, basket weave flatware, napkins held together with wooden rings, and goblets.
This table is neither masculine or feminine but would be appropriate for either gender. Most masculine tablescapes that I’ve seen and a couple that I have done use darker colors and are enhanced with manly accoutrements. Nothing wrong with that, they just tend to feel a bit heavier. With Father’s Day and graduation right around the corner I think this table would be a good fit.
So there you have it my take on adding texture to a tablescape. How do you add texture on your tables and in your home décor? I’d also like to hear your ideas on what to use on a masculine tablescape. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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