Play a little musical chairs with your dishes, mixing rather than matching the salad and dinner plates. Add a variety of napkins. For a more lasting effect, try re-covering chair seats in different tones -- a project that can be done in 10 minutes with a staple gun.
LSA gold-bottom tumblers, $40 for 4, gracioushome.com. Arzberg Tric salad plates, in Green and Ocean, $25 each, tableartonline.com. Sunny Day salad plate, by Thomas Rosenthal, $17, gracioushome.com. Horizon chargers, by Raynaud, in Light Blue With Gold, $172; in Cobalt Blue With Gold, $224; and in Anise Green, $172; scullyandscully.com. Festival linen dinner napkins, in Royal,Teal, and Marine, $60 for 4, sferra.com. Judy 100 percent linen (on chairs), in Royal Blue #16, Chartreuse #26, and Turquoise #55, $8.75 per yd., graylinelinen.com.