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Beautiful, Effortless Table Setting Ideas for Everyday Use

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Discover creative and inspiring table setting ideas for everyday use with these simple and affordable tips.

Setting a pretty table is an easy way to transform even the most ordinary meal into a delightful experience.

Whether you’re hosting guests or simply enjoying dinner at home, a well-set table adds a touch of warmth and coziness.

In this article, I’ll share my go-to tips that will help you create a beautiful table setting in your own home.

Plus, I’m including how you can get everything you need in one handy decor solution box so you can decorate your table quickly, easily and affordably.

overhead view of table setting with decocrated

This post is sponsored by Decocrated and contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. I only promote product I love! Please see my full disclosure here.

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you may have heard me talk about my love for the Decocrated Home Decor Subscription Box.

I have been a subscriber since 2019 and feel like a kid on Christmas morning when my box arrives!

To give you an idea of the amazing products that are included, check out my prior articles featuring Decocrated below:

Table Setting Ideas for Everyday

I’ll include all the details about this annual subscription below, but first I’m excited to share the details for this beautiful table decorated for spring and summer.

overhead picture of summer tablescape with bee themed dishes

My natural wood round dining room table is not very large, but it comfortably sits 4 people.

The inspiration for this farmhouse style dinner table decor started with the gorgeous set of 4 water hyacinth placemats that were included in the Decocrated quarterly subscription box for summer.

I absolutely love the natural elements of these placemats. They bring so much texture and dimension to the table. Plus, the neutral design makes them so versatile.

The bee themed dinner plates and salad plates are just perfect for an everyday table setting.

They were a gift from my daughter for Mother’s Day. Can you believe they are from Dollar Tree? They even have soup bowls to match!

bee themed dollar tree dishes with Decocrated

You may also enjoy these 15 bee decorations HERE.

I really enjoy changing out my hutch decor for each season, so having inexpensive dinnerware sets with seasonal or holiday patterns helps keep decorating costs down.

Get the step-by-step tutorial for the beehive centerpiece here.

bee themed tablescape with Decocrated

5 Tips for Setting a Pretty Table

  1. Embrace Simplicity:

When it comes to setting a pretty table for everyday use, simplicity is key. Opt for clean lines, minimal decorations, and a cohesive color scheme.

Keep your table runner and placemats neutral to create a versatile base that can be paired with different tableware and accessories.

By avoiding clutter and focusing on simplicity, you’ll create an inviting atmosphere that allows the food and company to take center stage.

close up of bee themed tablescape for everyday
  1. Play with Color and Texture:

While simplicity is important, don’t be afraid to incorporate a pop of color and texture to add visual interest to your table setting.

Choose vibrant napkins, colorful wine glasses, or decorative accents that compliment your dishes and create a cheerful ambiance.

Experiment with different textures by mixing and matching materials like linen, ceramic, or natural wood for a delightful tactile experience.

place setting with bee themed dollar tree plates
  1. Layer with Love:

Layering is a simple yet effective way to add depth and dimension to your table setting. Start with a neutral tablecloth or placemats as a base, then add a charger plate or a decorative dinner plate on top.

Place a stylish salad or soup bowl, and finally, finish off with an attractive napkin and a well-placed cutlery set.

This layering technique adds visual interest and creates a sophisticated look without much effort.

close up of Decocrated napkin rings
  1. Attention to Detail:

The secret to setting a truly pretty table lies in the details. Pay attention to the small elements that can make a big difference.

Fold your napkins creatively, tie them with a ribbon, or use decorative napkin rings to add a special touch.

Place fresh flowers or a small centerpiece in the center of the table for a natural and inviting feel.

Add candle holders, like the modern farmhouse black and white ones shown here.

summer Decocrated subscription box
  1. Personalize and Make It Fun:

Lastly, don’t be afraid to inject your personal style and make your table setting fun. Consider incorporating unique place cards, handwritten menus for special occasions, or small thoughtful gifts for each guest.

These personal touches create a warm and welcoming environment that leaves a lasting impression on your guests.

side view of everyday tablescape ideas with bee themed dishes

By embracing simplicity, playing with color and texture, layering thoughtfully, paying attention to detail, and personalizing the setting, you can transform any mealtime into a special occasion.

battery operated candles

Remember, it’s the small gestures that make a big difference. So, gather your loved ones, follow these friendly tips, and enjoy the pleasure of a beautifully set table that reflects your warm hospitality and personal style.

Cheers to everyday elegance!

everyday table setting pin

I hope you enjoyed these pretty everyday table setting ideas using pieces from Decocrated.

You can easily mix and match your own dishes and centerpiece to create a unique table that fits your style.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy deco-crating! 🙂

What is Decocrated?

  • Decocrated is a home decor quarterly subscription box that is delivered right to your front door. Each Decocrated box includes home decor pieces that can be styled together or individually.
  • Decocrated curates the pieces and includes items like pillow covers (many are double sided), table runners, throws, table accents, wall decor and more!
  • You can easily decorate your home for each season with the seasonal box and also have the option to purchase an add-on box with holiday pieces. It’s convenience at it’s best!
decocrated summer box 2023

What Is Included In The Decocrated Summer Box 2023?

Just about everything you see in my everyday table, except the bee dishes, are from Decocrated. The summer box includes:

  • Set of 4 water hyacinth placemats
  • Set of 4 gray linen napkins
  • Set of 4 natural wood napkin rings
  • Set of 3 black candle holders
  • Natural wood and iron lazy susan
overhead picture of summer tablescape with bee themed dishes

The gray and white table runner is from a prior Decocrated subscription box.

I will be sharing the beautiful Americana 2023 Add-On Box next week, so be sure to come back to see all the goodies!

I’m also thrilled to share that Our Crafty Mom readers will get 15% off everything on Decocrated’s website, including signing up for subscriptions, Holiday Add-on boxes, and shop items. Use my affiliate link below and enter code CRAFTY15:

Order Your Own Decocrated Summer Box for 2023 HERE

Why You Will Love Decocrated

They are all about community and have 3 Facebook communities noted below:

  • The Decocrators – all things Decocrated!
  • DecoHacks – DIY hacks with their items
  • Decocrated Marketplace – sell/swap their items


Subscribers can order from a member’s shop that includes curated collections to compliment your
Decocrated décor. Subscribers get a discounted price!


Subscribers can order an add-on box containing holiday home décor pieces that compliment the seasonal box. Subscribers get a discounted price!

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Wednesday 24th of May 2023

Thanks for the adorable bee post! Although I’m allergic to them, I love bee decor😂. I also like your table and chairs set. Would you please share the source? Thanks again!

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