Monday, April 22, 2019

Napkin folding ideas for an attractive table setting

Past few days have been fun with hosting  snacks and tea parties at home. When you have tea and snacks, can we ignore our serving tables ?
Creating interesting table settings only raises the bar and the guests leave super impressed not only with your culinary skills but also your organising capabilities.

Today, let me show you, some easy napkin folding ideas that can impress your friends and family when you call them over for a quick snack in the evening or an elaborate lunch or dinner.

The basic table setting starts with spreading a clean crisp mat/ table cloth/ runner over the dining table. Accessorize with a vase with some fresh flowers. Bring out your cherished chinaware and then let's get started with the know-how on napkin folding. You can tuck your cutlery inside the napkin folds for that perfect table laying.

Three different ways that I tried out!

I tried three different but simple styles. Instead of cutlery you can always use a stem of rose or any other flower in the folds of the napkin. A fresh cut of greens would also enhance the look.

Just placed the cutlery inside a tissue roll. Use your imagination and create a setting that's convenient and doesn't consume much time after all the focus primarily is on the yumm food that you will prepare.

To explain am attaching some Pinterest images that lets you on it step-by-step.

I found these methods very easy to follow. Do try it out. I tell you, once you catch on with this, you will be tempted to try out more of these.

Some more Pinterest ideas so that next time you party, you party in style!

Hope you like this post. Coming up with more such engaging ideas, so stay tuned dear folks. You can follow my Pinterest here

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Chairs as statement pieces in decor

The humble chair takes on a wholly new meaning when presented as an accent chair. Classy, sophisticated and making a statement,  these chairs highlight the space they occupy. You too can add character and poise to your decor by using that armchair or the lounge chair.
What are accent chairs?

Simply put these are often single chairs specifically designed and one which accentuates a designated area in your homes or even as casual seatings in your offices.
Their role is not only limited to function but serves visual interest too!

A carefully chosen piece often makes a powerful impact. Here is how you take care of the essential details, when you go for one.

Simplicity speaks:

You can make an impression even with the simplest of them. No need to splurge at all! The form and the earthy look steals the show here.

Balance is the key element:

Position the chair in a space that complements the piece.The richness of the upholstery is balanced by the neutral wall but overall the corner looks striking. Colour coordination has to be kept in mind while designing these spaces.

Mind the material:

Fabric again is a powerful player in the making of a statement chair. While the right material can help dictate the style of a room, it also impacts the price tag and longevity of the piece. Carefully choose yours!

Adding the oomph factor is the patterened textile against the royal blue wall...

Enhancing the sorroundings:

A comfy, subdued chair but wherein the arms and legs have a very regal form like this should  mix up well with the sorroundings. Juxtaposing simple, plain, lightshaded upholstery with complementing colours of the cushions, geometric pattrens on the floors and creating a eyecatchy decor with side stands and frames that brings focus to the space is essential.

Holding the space together:

Step back, look at the larger picture. All the elements here are made for each other. Sometimes the accent chair also holds up the space together. Dont be afraid to play around in such spaces. The whole look here could have been a little colourful too! That's for you to decide, whether to keep it muted or make it vibrant.

Fun with colours:

Taking a cue from the colours around, the upholstery has been suitably designed or viceversa.

So, a well designed and thoughtfully placed chair often works wonder in your decor. Form, size, shape and finish is all that is to it and thereby you can  introduce colour and character to your home. The quintessential chair thus helps define your personal style and comfort factor.

Hope the above pointers help you rock on in your new statement armchair.


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