To avoid clutter, the general rule for a any table setting is to include no more than three utensils on either side of the dinner plate at a time. There are lots of ways to set a dinner table and the setup really depends on how fancy-schmancy you want to be. Unless you’re regularly entertaining the president or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, you probably don’t use a full place setting for family meals during the week.

Whether it’s an average weeknight dinner or a festive holiday feast, you are going to need set your table. And no matter what the occasion is, you will find a tablescape on this list. Check out these 8 table-setting ideas for every occasion to inspire you below.

1. Jewel-Toned

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Pick rich gemstone hues to balance out geometric elements; graphic black-and-white stripes are grounding against the bright colors.

2. Mix It Up

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Try to mix up your table setting; patterned tablecloths, palm leaves as placemats, and rattan chargers for layers of texture and color.

3. Fall Feels

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Transform your table setting after the weather turns by adding fiery blooms. Autumnal colors pop against a blue and white tablecloth.

4. Back To Nature

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Bring in the outdoors to your table by pairing potted plants with fresh bouquets. It looks even more earthy against a wood table.

5. Pattern Play

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Play a pattern;  Moroccan-style wallpaper inspired the patterned plates and textiles.

6. Tropical Punch

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Add gilded pineapples and palm baubles on your table to add a tropical theme to it.

7. Industrial, But Still Formal

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Swap kitchen chairs for colorful stools to give your dining space a cool, industrial vibe.

8. America

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A red, white, and blue color scheme set against a bold wallpaper in an opposing color to get the American look.