Your Guide to Creating



Whether you're hosting a grand dinner party or an intimate get-together, the just-right tablescape creates an inviting setting for your loved ones to gather around.

Sitting around a table to share a meal is an experience in and of itself. It's a time to step away from our fast-paced lives and connect with those around us to share our happy moments, our challenges or just the silly thing that happened to us that day.

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Start your dinner prep by creating a setting that pulls people in. It doesn't have to be elaborate (though, of course, it can be!), and you don't have to bring in a professional to set a jaw-dropping dinner table. With simple tablescaping ideas and a finding trip at HomeGoods for beautiful, style-forward pieces at a great value, you'll elevate your table for family dinner night and big holiday celebrations.

Choose Your Color Story

First things first, pick your hues. Take cues from the season, pieces you already have in your home or your favorite shades. When in doubt, go with a trio of main colors you'll carry throughout your centerpiece, dishes, linens and accessories.


Leave the formal place settings in the china cabinet and try mismatched dishes and flatware. A stroll through the HomeGoods gives you a wide array of high-quality dishes that don't break the bank.

Find dinner and salad plates in pretty florals, vintage-inspired prints, contemporary geometrics and tone-on-tone patterns. Remember the key is to stick to your color palette so that they all blend together.

Dress Up With Linens

Elevate your table with real linens. Tablecloths, runners and napkins instantly add softness and texture to your tablescape and are another way to bring in your chosen hues.

Focus on Your Centerpiece

While the centerpiece is the star of your table, you don't want it to overwhelm the space or hinder conversation. Keep your arrangement low so that everyone can see each other. A collection of small vases with bursting blooms, a long dough bowl full of greenery, a line of flickering candles – the possibilities are endless. When you head out to go finding, let inspiration strike.

For the Holidays

You don't have to start from scratch when tablescaping for the holidays. Take a look at your mix of dishes, linens, platters, candles and other entertaining pieces. Then, consider what new items you can layer in for each season or holiday.

Rusty reds and deep oranges are perfect for fall. Bring in coppers, gold and warm woods for Thanksgiving, and then trade out for sparkle, glitter, snowy whites and metallic silver for Christmas.

Go Finding

You have a plan: color, tableware, linens and decor. Now, the fun begins. HomeGoods to start your hunt for inspirational pieces at incredible prices to create a table that is uniquely yours.

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