I admit it. I have areas in my house that are a complete dumping grounds for mail, kids’ schoolwork, and any other item that doesn’t have an exact place to go at any one moment. But there is one place where I draw the line and that is my dining room table.
My house can be falling apart at the seams- juice spilled on the kitchen floor, baskets of unfolded laundry all over the family room, screaming kids (wait, just kidding… ok...maybe not), homework spread all over the place and general chaos. But when someone rings the door I always want my dining room table to look nice. Why? Because in our house that is the first room that people see when they walk in the door.
A simply decorated dining room table can go a long way to making your house look pulled together. The key is to have something that requires minimal effort that can be relevant in any season. A neutral table runner complete paired with a non-perishable centerpiece are the perfect way to make your dining room table look pulled together without a lot of effort. Plus, it is easy enough to swap out a single element to change with the seasons. Take a simple glass or wicker bowl and fill it with sparkly ornaments at Christmas (add a string of battery operated lights for an extra special touch) or pine cones in the fall. Another option is to use a tray and put some candles on it.
Remember- K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Sassy!)