How to lay a table for casual everyday and special occasions

by HomeDecorBeauty

Autumn is in full swing which means the festive season will soon be upon us, making now the perfect time to learn how to lay a table so that you can dine in style and impress any guests coming over.

Although learning how to set a table involves a few basic ground rules, there’s also scope to have a lot of fun with this. Once you’ve grasped the basics of how to lay a table, you can incorporate design elements that tie into the rest of your dining room or kitchen decor.

How to lay a table

Gray tablecloth with maroon runner underneath elaborate serving plates and cutlery

(Image credit: Portmeiron)

‘Although setting a table may seem a little complicated at first, once you know how it’s an important skill that will not only make you a great host but a wonderful guest too’, says Andrea Waters, Head of Brands, Portmeirion (opens in new tab).

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