One of the best ways to create impact and drama at a buffet table or any event table is with a coordinating backdrop. Remember I mentioned earlier that one of the reasons everyone loves Amy Atlas' designs is because she always has a backdrop that compliments her table. Luckily, she's usually not up against a crazy clashing wallpapered room. LOL
I recently ran across some great DIY projects that would make beautiful and interesting backdrops, even if their original use was for home decor wall art.
First, this stream ruffle board by blogger Stephanie Lynn. Stephanie gives a full tutorial of how she created this board and it included sewing but don't worry.. those of us who don't sew, can still pull this off with glue. :) And I love it. Two of these side by side would make a beautiful backdrop, even with no flower. Very striking in a two color design.... black/white... hot pink/black... etc.
Another amazing and easy way to create a backdrop which was originally posted as wall art...
The amazing thing? How she created it? She used a door mat as a stencil!
See? Isn't that great? It's kinda like damask!
And finally, this. I love the ocean wall art! Great for a nautical or pirate theme!
At your next get together, think about how you can pull together a total look with a creative backdrop! Even a piece of patterned fabric goes a long way!