1. First start with a runner on your table. Whether you place it down the table, across or even scrunched in the middle, this is your base. I've used a patriotic table runner here.
2. Next create a focal point, then taper items around it. Here I have placed a vintage tin with hydrangeas and flags as my centerpiece. I always use risers to create different heights when displaying objects too. This adds interest to the table and keeps the eye moving. For this outdoor tablescape, I mixed in vintage tins, candle stick holders, votives and fresh greenery. I even found these unique patriotic flashcards and used antique floral frogs as their base. Sprinkle in flags too wherever possible!
3. I like to add chargers (made of different materials) underneath plates for extra interest. Try using fun printed napkins in contrasting colors, ball canning jars for drinks and add bright paper straws for an extra pop of color.
4. Make it a relaxing and welcoming space. Add fluffy pillows to chairs, cozy throws and lanterns for added ambiance. Use what you have and have. fun in the process.
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