Tip No 1
// make the food the centrepiece //
Serving your food on large platters or bowls will instantly make the meal itself the focus. Place some fruit or vegetables in a bowl or directly on the table (we particularly love artichokes) for some low key additional decor.
Tip No 2
// use your textures //
One of the simplest ways of creating a stylish table with minimal effort is to lay a tablecloth or bring out the statement napkins. Unusual crockery or cutlery can also add depth and interest to your table which doesn't need 'styling'.
Tip No 3
// embrace the bud vases //
Small posey vases or bud vases are a perfect way to add flowers to the table on a small budget...simply snip a few of your favourites from the garden or buy the cheaper single stem bouquets in the supermarket and cut them down. So simple and so effective.