The dining area plays an important role in the Filipino home. It is the space that brings the family together for a home-cooked meal. At the table, everyone can share their favorite stories over lovingly-prepared meals. They can also reminisce over precious memories as they make new ones to cherish through the years.

You can also turn your ordinary breakfast, lunch or dinner with the family into affairs to remember with our practical table-setting guide:

1. Think of the beach


Just in time for the summer season, you can set a table inspired by the sun, sand, and sea! To create a beach-inspired look, stick to a color palette of yellow, blue, cream, and white. You can pick out tablecloth, table napkins, and dinnerware in these shades. Instead of sticking to plates of the same color, you can use pieces from different sets.

Complete your table with white tea light candles and glass jars filled with sea shells from the beach.

2. Opt for flowers

You can also celebrate the summer season with a dainty and charming floral table set-up. Choose sweet pastel shades like baby pink, powder blue, and mint green. Pick out plain tablecloth and dinnerware and pair them with floral table napkins and table accessories.

Instead of elaborate floral arrangements, you can opt for tall glass vases filled with two or three long-stemmed flowers like roses, daisies, and carnations.

3. Encourage creativity

For homeowners with small children, this is an interesting idea to try. Instead of preparing a traditional centerpiece, fill pencil holders with crayons, markers, and other art materials. You can also replace your regular placemats with plain pieces of paper that your family and friends can doodle on.

To prevent your loved ones from being too distracted, remember to take away the art materials once the meal is served.

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4. Stick to the classics

For a more timeless look, try a black-and-white combination! Choose tablecloth, table napkins, and dinnerware in these shades. Make the setup more elegant with table accessories like candleholders, and napkin rings in gold or silver.

Looking for a unique centerpiece idea? Fill clear glass bowls with gold or silver Christmas balls. Using these holiday pieces is a budget-friendly way to create a more festive feel!

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