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Whether you’re entertaining or enjoying a meal for one, how you set the table sets the mood. We know that life isn’t always picture perfect: Sometimes your dinner guests arrive way too early – or maybe all you have time for is take out! That’s why we designed our Table Linen Collection to be casually elegant and versatile – capable of wowing a dinner party or elevating a simple solo meal. Hunker, our go-to website for modern interior design inspiration, shares three ways to set the table on the fly. A little Linen goes a long way…
You don’t have to set the table like it’s your last meal at French Laundry, but there are a few basic rules to abide by. Make sure to center your plate. Forks go on the left; knives and spoons go on the right. Flatware should be set in the order it will be used, moving toward the plate as the meal proceeds. Always remember to point the sharp edge of the knife towards the plate – and position your water glass above the knife.
While that protocol should be followed, feel free to loosen up when it comes to the table’s decor. Play with pattern, add some color, mix and match your cutlery and plates, and then finish with some fresh flowers – whatever is in your garden (or your neighbor’s) will do!
Whoever said dining solo is sad wasn’t doing it right. With the company of a good read, fresh flowers and stylish Table Linens, a meal for one can be the most delightful part of your day. Side note: Research suggests eating alone can encourage mindful consumption, while dining with friends, family (or on the couch with Netflix) significantly increases food intake. So make mealtime special and set a proper place for yourself at the table. You deserve it.
Swapping your Table Linens throughout the day is an easy way make each meal memorable. Placemats are smart for breakfast (coffee spills), while a Table Runner or Tablecloth for dinner adds a more formal touch. Stick with a simple bouquet of flowers and switch around the Table Linens to make fast, easy changes before each meal. Cheers!