It’s the time of year when everything is magical. Gentle snowfall, hot chocolate, and cozy blankets; tree-trimming, warm candles and family. And it’s a time for gathering with your family and your friends who have become your family. If you’re anything like us, you know that time around the table is time well spent. Whether it’s a holiday potluck or a sit-down five-course meal, you’ll want your tablescape to reflect the reason for the season – but to also have some of your own personality, too!
The perfect tablescape sets the tone and the mood for the entire gathering, so it’s worth giving it the extra attention. We thought of three ways to make sure your holiday table is one that everyone will be chatting about all year!
Mix + Match Patterns
If you’re planning to mix and match patterns, your best bet is to start with the tablecloth. Picking the right backdrop is key to making sure the rest of the table creates the perfect vibe. If you have a rectangular table, go for the style that will create the perfect canvas. If you have a round table, add some drama by layering tablecloths up! From there, kick your patterns and styles up a notch. Add a contrasting table runner for some dimension and then layer in your chargers, plates and napkins. Finish up by adding accents, like florals and candles, to achieve the perfect holiday look.
Add Height + Glitter
No, we’re not talking about gigantic catering hall-style centerpieces. We’re talking glassware. There is a reason that glassware is designed the way that it is – it helps to add visual interest to a table without having to go overboard. Add some sparkle with beautiful crystal glassware. Give some drama with stunning silver-and-gold rimmed martini glasses. Or, add your grandma’s vintage glassware to the table, turning it into a talking point for the evening. If you’re going for a more formal event, add Champagne flutes and wine glasses, mixing up the look of everyone’s place setting.
Don’t Forget The Details!
Adding a personal touch is one of the best ways to take even the most minimal of tables and make it a stunner. While napkin rings with your choice of napkin are a go-to, use this space to get creative and give your tablescape some character! Go wintertime chic with some sprigs of evergreen tied with twine. Or, think outside of the box and slice up some seasonal fruit to create a beautifully designed, chic look. You can even get more personal by decorating each plate with something specific for each guest. No matter what you do, have fun!