It typically encompasses your place settings, a centerpiece of some sort and the overall decorative elements of your table.
Having an elaborate tablescape for day-to-day living isn’t necessary but keep in mind that creating a tablescape doesn’t have to be labor intensive, complicated, or expensive. A colorful placemat and some clippings from your yard can take your table from boring to beautiful in a second. One trick to elevate your tablescape is to implement dimension. Try to mix textures and incorporate 2-3 different heights in your spread to keep your eye moving and capture that dimension that you want to achieve.