If I were to offer a couple of tips for setting a table:
1. Think outside of the box...try some of your nicknacks around the house for centerpieces.
2. Chargers (the big plate under the dinner plate) can really change the look of your table. If you are thinking about getting some, start with black, gold or silver.
3. Cloth napkins can add color and dimension to a table.
Enjoy setting your table for your next get together!