Dressing Up Your Dining Room Table

Ali Fenlon from Rod Works Unique Wrought Iron Home Décor has fresh ideas for transforming your home for the upcoming season.

Here are some simple rules to make setting any table easy for every season.

Dishes should be fun and inviting…

A monochromatic (all dishes are the same color) look is sophisticated and timeless but give it some spice with a gold or silver charger, layer in colorful linens or add one colored dish for a more unique style.
Multiple colors are great too! Choosing one color for your dinner plates, another color for salad plates and another for bowls will give you a layered look that is casual and fun.

Linens are just as important as dishes. Choose linens that are good quality, they may cost a little more up front but when you wash and use them regularly it’s money well spent.
Layering your linens can help give texture and choosing a neutral for the bottom and changing the top (smaller/cheaper) layers can save you money.

Keep the centerpiece simple, when the holidays come around use those basic pieces as your starting point, add in a few holiday items and with little time and money you have transformed your look. This also applies to a sideboard or buffet, keeping your everyday items out but adding just a small touch of the season will give you a look that’s both new and festive.

Don’t forget the chairs! Most people overlook the chairs around their table but this is another excellent place to decorate for the holidays.

A small wreath or candle ring hung by beautiful ribbon off the backs of your chairs is a great way to bring in color. For a more sophisticated look wrap a sash around the back and tie a huge bow with long tails. If this seems like a bit much to add to every chair just add it to the two end chairs (leaving the side chairs plain) or try adding a special touch to your bar stools instead of the entire table.

As you can see with a little pre-planning and a small amount of imagination you have all the tools to dress a beautiful Holiday table.

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Oct. 1-3, 2009

25% off any 1 regular priced item
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A fun night out with games, prizes and giveaways!

50% off any 1 regular priced item

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Lehi, UT

4275 Thanksgiving Way

(Just South of Open Court Gym)


Layton, UT

2058 N. Harris Blvd

(Adjacent to Boston’s)


Draper, UT

12200 South 726 East

(Dillman Square)


Springville, UT

484 South 1750 West

(North of Wal-Mart)


Lehi Clearance

4275 Thanksgiving Way

(Lehi store in basement)


Thursday and Saturday


Layton Clearance

1918 North 700 West

(Old store location)


Thursday and saturday


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