By Marilyn La Jeunesse

Published on February 2, 2016

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The most important part of tablescaping is pairing complimentary decor elements. From the woven placemats to the wooden table, this tablescape maintains a rustic theme throughout.

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Mimic this dramatic tablescape by decorating with black taper candles, copper accessories, and lots of foliage. It is the perfect blend of romantic and audacious. 

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It’s simple to recreate this summertime tablescape in your home. The key is to use lots of light, playful colors — like sky blue, coral, bright green, and baby pink. Of course, a light wood table and golden accents can also help you attain this breezy look. 

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This tablescape is perfect for the any brunch host. Decorate with the freshest fruits you can find and violà! Your table is ready.

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Fancier dinner parties call for the use of your nicest china (because you have to use it some time)! And, don’t skimp on the bouquets. Line a few of them in a row down the center of your table for a regal appearance. 

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Mix and match the size, shape, and style of the vases you use for a last-minute tablescape creation.

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Enhance a black-and-white color scheme with vivid bouquets. 

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Photography by JILL LAUREN PHOTOGRAPHY

Don’t be afraid to play around with multiple strong colors. This magenta tablecloth only enhances the orange roses that decorate the table’s center.

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Photography by LILA WILSON WEDDINGS

If this oversized bouquet of flowers doesn’t scream romantic tablescape, we don’t know what does. 

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A white on white color palette is a beautiful choice for a wedding, tea party, or even romantic dinner party.

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Photography by SYLVIE BECQUET FOR MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS

Succulents can also make a beautiful tablescape centerpiece. Scatter them around your table for a simple western look. 

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This black and copper tablescape dramatic in all the right ways — use this table design to set a sultry mood. And, don’t forget the candles.