Make your home beautiful

by Emma Morton Turner on Thursday, 9 April 2009

Do you have friends and family coming to visit? Make sure your table and home are set to wow with these simple ideas

Spring table centre
For a spring-themed table centre, pile up different sized cake stands and top with a small wine glass. Fill small glasses and tea light holders with a mix of different white flowers and soft green foliage and place on top. This look works well with any colour theme, but has the best impact with just one or two colours.

Spring flowers
Nothing says spring like seasonal flowers, and daffodils with their greagrany yellow blooms are perfect for a lunch table. You can make a stunning table centre by filling tumbler glasses or empty jars with daffodils or narssicci. Run as many as you can fit down the centre of the table for maximum impact. Don't forget to cut the stems short so that your guests can see each other across the table.

Tie a yellow ribbon
Gingham ribbon is perfect for this time of year. Use it to give a special meal a theme by tying some around napkins or cutlery placed on the centre of the place setting.


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