If your fortunate to have additional dining space that you don’t use everyday why not set your table. Think of it as a blank space to decorate & it will add a lot of detail to your room!
I love lots of layers….table runners, placemats, napkins, center pieces, charger plates, & finally your dishes & glasses. The more you use the more depth it will add to your table. I also like using a mirror as a part of my center piece. It reflects the light & adds an additional glow to your table….especially if you add in candles!
Mirrors alone can be somewhat simple but if you can find one with a thick wooden frame & then add some drawer pulls to either end, you have now taken a simple mirror & turned it into a stylish tray to build off of.
Fabric napkins, with napkin rings made from fabric flowers purchased from craft stores like http://www.michaels.com, are another great addition to your table. I found basic plain napkin rings & fabric flowers with a clip already attach to the back (they were actually made for your hair) I slipped the clip through the ring & I have fun napkin rings that if purchased in a store would cost a lot of $$. Plus no commitment to just one style ring. Purchase additional fabric flowers & you can easily switch them out.