When it comes to holiday decorating, your dining room table might slip to the back of your mind. In just a few weeks, we’ll all be sitting down for holiday meals with our friends and family. That’s why we’re sharing our best tips for setting your holiday table and giving you inspiration to design a beautiful, easy tablescape.
Pick a Theme
Before you start decorating, decide on a theme for your table. You can choose to be traditional with reds and greens, or create a modern look with metallics and pops of color!
Let Linens Steal the Show
Pick napkins, placemats, tablecloths or table runners that fall into your theme’s color palette. Add a little pattern for eye-pleasing appeal!
Go Au Natural
Natural elements such as olive, evergreen, or eucalyptus branches add character to your table setting. Place the branches down the middle of the table or incorporate pieces into place settings. Fruit and berries such as red apples, green pears, and bright holly berries add some colorful holiday cheer.
Add Some Fun
Sprinkle in festive touches like flowers and decorative vases and bowls. You can even spray-paint pine cones or nuts to place along the table. Use these fun elements to create one-of-a-kind place cards for your guests. To add a little more color to your table, try putting mini ornaments in clear vessels!
Cozy Up with Candles
The holidays often bring chillier weather; add some warmth and light with candles. You can use taller candles for a traditional look or use tealight candles in decorative votives for a little extra style.
Looking for a one-stop shop for all of your tabletop décor? We’ve compiled a list of Annie’s favorites. Shop the curated collection below!
- Contour Bowls
- Lucia White Vase
- Contour Platter
- Pearlized Magnolia Pick
- Metallic Magnolia Leaf Pick
- Fulton Tray
- Hammered Metal Bud Vase
- Painted Birch Flameless Pillar Candle
- Linnea’s Lights Candle
- Golden Fig Vases
- Pinecone Candle Holder
We hope that we gave you enough inspiration to create your own picture-perfect holiday table! Leave your own tips and ideas in the comments below!