7. Try easy, chic updates for your table. If you have a basic set of white dishes, stemless glasses and flatware, you can build nearly any table setting. Add one or more of these ideas to give your table a fresh look:
Let nice tea towels stand in as napkins.
Use burlap from the garden store as a rustic runner.
Float flowers in small bowls; intersperse with tea lights down the center of table.
Use cake plates to arrange a display of seasonal fruit and nuts.