How to set the perfect table

If you’ve got a much-anticipated dinner party coming up you’re bound to have a lot to think about. Deciding on the menu, buying ingredients and making sure everyone knows when and where to attend can take up a huge amount of time, but there’s one other thing that requires extra consideration—the table. It’s easy to overlook but it’s the heart of the whole party and deserves to have some time spent on it, so just how can you set the perfect table?

The first thing you’ll need to think about is the tablecloth. You might decide against one or could settle for a simple runner, but whatever you choose it’s important that it matches the rest of your décor. The same applies to the dinnerware set—it needs to make a statement whilst being complementary to everything else in the room, so make sure to choose your design wisely. After that you need to start thinking about the placement of each individual piece if you want to be truly dinner-party ready, and remember to have the cutlery carefully arranged with settings for each course ready and waiting.

Glasses are another important point—ideally you’ll want options suited to each drink with separate red and white wine glasses, water tumblers and even champagne flutes if that’s on the menu—and make sure to consider the centrepiece and any candles or flowers that you’ll be using. Get it right and you’ll have a table you can be proud of, and if you’re looking for tableware that can set your dinner party apart then make sure to take a look around for stunning Denby sets that are sure to appeal.

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