Place Setting Mismatches.
Mixed up, mixed and matched, mismatched... There is not much that adds more personality to a table than a mash-up place setting. Contrary to what some say, it's hard to mess that up. Different eras, different colors, even different styles. Eclectic place settings make your gathering uniquely tailored to you and your guests and make up amazing and unconventional looking tables!!
It is also a cost effective way to set an awesome table. You can find incredible pieces at thrift stores. Keep a common thread loosely in mind as you shop. For instance, complimentary colors, a certain shape or a theme of some sort. Here are some examples and ideas.