Even if you do nothing else to your table, an interesting presentation of napkins can really liven it up.
Here are eight ideas I found. Time to get creative!
Peachy berries against a stone-grey napkin, with a nice neat bow – what could be easier? Don’t use red berries, because they scream Christmas!
This is so simple. All you need is a stick of cinnamon, a sprig of greenery and a piece of string. Make sure to use the string generously and combine with a neutral linen napkin for this effect.
You’ll have to get out your origami book for this one, but the envelope effect is very sleek and perfect for a table leaning towards the formal side. Add a bit of greenery for charm!
PUMPKIN PLACE CARDS
Pumpkins are the go-to for Autumn. Baby ones are especially useful and are great for name settings. You can use a felt tip pen or acrylic paint to write the names. Place them on top of your napkin to hold it down.
This is such a simple but effective way to bring autumn to your table. There’s something very cosy about the muted green and beige napkins, rolled so neatly to hold the wheat.
BROWN PAPER PACKAGES TIED UP WITH STRING
What could be more standard than a brown paper bag? But, somehow, this looks so fresh and original. It’s also very functional – it’ll hold your napkin and cutlery and serve as a name setting, whilst looking fabulous!
Autumn always makes me nostalgic for being at home with family, as a child. I grew up in the 80’s and these bow-tied napkins struck a chord with me, because they couldn’t be more 80’s if they tried!
Even in the digital age, everyone has the odd newspaper lying around. Don’t they? Why not fold up a piece of newspaper to write your name settings and combine with greenery and string to tie your napkin.