It’s no surprise that we love to entertain and we are always looking for new ways to keep our parties, dinners, and events fresh and fun. Our favorite place to start? Decor! If you’re hosting a dinner party, this means setting a unique tablescape. All your guests will gather at the table. And as the focal point, it deserves some extra special attention. One of the ways we love to do this is with linens! So, we teamed up with Wolf & Irving to bring you a few tips for taking your tabletop to the next level.
Pick a theme. All the best parties have a theme- it’s true! So, don’t forget to pick one! Whether it ties into a particular holiday, season, or simply a color scheme, a theme will give you a great starting point. This way, you have direction and vision when picking out decor.
Incorporate color & pattern. It’s safe to say, you’ll be serving up food and drinks in relatively simple tableware, but gone are the days of being limited to white linens or a few drab patterns. Patterned and colorful linens allow you to carry the aforementioned theme throughout the decor. Whether you’re using pineapple prints in the summer or Shibori for a retro celebration, Wolf & Irving offers plenty of gorgeous options fit for mixing and matching.
Showcase linens in different ways. For example, a napkin can be rolled, folded, or draped in numerous fashions. Take advantage of the options and come up with a unique display!
Additionally, you can pick & choose the linens you want on the table. For instance, you don’t necessarily need a tablecloth, placemats, AND a runner. Pick and choose the linens you want to use so that the table doesn’t become too busy. Maybe create a food station covered in a tablecloth and reserve a runner and linen napkins for where guests are seated. Finish your table with decorative objects, candles, or flowers to contrast or highlighter the colors and patterns in your linens!
Clean up. If you’re like us, then you think cleaning up is the least fun part of hosting a dinner or a party. If your linens require dry cleaning, make sure to set them aside and take them in as soon as possible. On the other hand, some linens like Wolf & Irving’s are machine washable and stain resistant – so simply toss them in the washer at the end of the party, and you’re all set!
Keep it Eco-friendly. One of the best parts of using Wolf & Irving linens, is knowing that they are both safe to use and sustainable. The fabric itself is made of recycled water bottles – and yet they somehow get them to be ultra soft! Plus, the patterns & colors are created with skin-friendly water based ink. For us, ensuring all of our entertaining is as environmentally conscious as it is beautiful is important.
*Plus, you’ll be glad to know that the U.S.A. made linens create no contaminated water waste during the dyeing process. So, you can feel good about purchasing their bright & beautiful linens!
We hope this helps you set a beautiful and unique tablescape next time you entertain!