February 27, 2023 2 min read


As we spend more time at home, celebrating loved ones and spending time with our families has been much more front of mind as the world around us has changed. However, spending more time at home doesn’t have to equal boring!

Making small changes in our everyday can instantly lift your mood and make any ordinary day a great one.

Even if you have small children at home or are dining alone, the simple task of setting a table can break up your normal routine and create an insta worthy post as a bonus! 

To start with: 

  1. Lay out place mat.
  2. Place the dinner plate in the center of the table setting.
  3. The fork is placed to the left of the plate.
  4. Place the knife to the right of the dinner plate (blade pointing in) and then set the spoon to the right of the knife.
  5. Set the water glass in the top right corner, above the knife.
  6. Place the napkin on top of the dinner plate or beneath the fork.
  7. Place candle holders or a floral arrangement in the center to complete your dining table setting

Its all about the layers of decoration and the color theme. In our example, we have kept it neutral with grey and white dinnerware with a pop of pink to lighten the table.

With our placemats, we have a range of colors that suit any home décor and even better, they are easy to clean and store when not in use. Click below to see our options: 

1. Oval Placemats - Emilie Designer Placemat and Coaster Set

2. Round Placemats - Linen Placemats

3. Gold Placemats - Classic Gold Placemat  

From placemats, salt and pepper shakers, napkins or simple flatware, at Tilly Living, we are proud to help you put together that perfect table setting, to celebrate the everyday!


Whether you are setting the table for your family or a small group gathering, adding simple yet functional pieces make all the difference to creating the right atmosphere for a good time and making memories!