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It's not always obvious how we should decorate our tables to keep them seasonal and fun. Sure, each month has something worth celebrating, but sometimes we just want our table to look great for a dinner party or afternoons coffee with friends. With Labor Day on its way out and the deep autumn ahead, we are left in a state of transitional décor. Centerpieces that are too summery are outdated, and anything for autumn seems too eager. For these times, look to transitional pieces that are simply beautiful and can be altered to your tastes.
The best part about transitional décor is the limitless options. You can look to your bookshelf and artfully arrange books for a textured look. You don’t have to fill vases with flowers to make your table look beautiful — simply arrange multi-colored, multi-tiered vases to your liking across a plain table runner. Even kitchen items like unique tea cups stacked on a cupcake tier or a plain glass teapot surrounded by a few votives would be an evergreen look that would add elegance to your tabletop.
But if you can’t quite let go of incorporating some seasonal items into your tablescape, there are plenty of year-round centerpieces that can be tweaked for any holiday or time of year. We found some excellent inspiration on Etsy www.etsy.com to start with. With these additions to your décor inventory, you can have the best dressed table all year long!
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