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Classic Place Settings: Ideas & Inspiration

You can never, ever go wrong with a classic style. Whether it’s in reference to your clothes, your hair, your car or your home, classic is always timeless. Same goes with your dining room table place settings. So, maybe you’re hosting a huge family get-together, maybe you want to wow your in-laws or neightbors, or maybe you just want to set the table and enjoy a classy dinner with a loved one. Whatever the case may be, classic is always stylish, always fashionable and always right.

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There’s a couple different ways you can go if you decide to go with a classic look. Simple and casual or simple and elegant are your top two choices. Some are better for brunch and some are perfect for a lovely, evening dinner. Just make sure you have your essentials: knives, forks, napkins, plates and maybe just a  pop of color among all the neutrals.

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Classic means to go with tradition. And that means to add layers. Layer your plates for different parts of the meal and layer your silverware for every different course. Of course you can always add a little treat to make it your “own,” but remember to have every piece of the puzzle when setting the table.

Remember, that white is always classic. Chefs and food lovers alike love to use all-white dishes to show off the food. It’s more artistic and makes everything look a bit more delicious! Add some beautiful, simple flowers to the table too to add to the timeless dinner-time fashion.

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It’s also important, even if you use colors, to make sure that everything matches. If you’re aiming for a classic look, then mixing and matching just won’t do. You want everything to have it’s place, everything in order and everything very neat and tidy.

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If you truly want to wow your dinner guests, add a bold charger and print out the night’s menu onto some card stock paper. It’ll be fun and definitely add to that classic, timeless theme. Plus, everyone will always remember that amazing dinner you made and put on for them!

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Lastly, if you want to be classy and chic, don’t go overboard. Remember that less is more and elegance is clean. Line it up, make sure everything is bright and shiny and serve up some delicious goodies to gobble up with your guests!

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on September 12, 2012

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Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.

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