Christmas Table decoration inspiration!
Whether you have a large dinner, a small gathering, or not much is happening at all it can still be fun to decorate and set a beautiful table for the Christmas season. It has always been a tradition of ours that every year we have what we call a “fancy” family Christmas dinner. Ever since I was little it was so much fun to get out the fine china from the cabinet and have a lovely seafood dinner. (Something that we didn’t have often). Setting the table usually involved some form of candle which is what we thought was “fancy” when we were little!
It doesn’t matter what you do, if you have a large dinner or not, I believe it is fun for the season to do something different and have that “fancy” dinner where you really enjoy each others company in the spirit of the holidays. You can really do a table setting however you want there are never any wrong or right ways, but I do have some tips to make it easy for you to set your next tablescape.
Tip 1: Linens – It is always perfect to start with some kind of linen. Whether it’s a tablecloth, a table runner, or placemats, anything goes. And if you don’t have any of those you could improvise and use a pretty tea towel in the center! Linens help to add a cozy texture, along with color if you want it. For my table I went with a long runner that Vicki made, it is plain canvas with added Christmas plaid on each end. I also really love to use my woven place mats for almost all of my tables! They add great layer and texture under the plates. (You can find Similar plates HERE)
Tip 2: Centerpiece Anchor -When I say anchor, I mean something that grounds the whole table – the foundation. I tend to start a centerpiece with something like one of our large risers – in this case a round one. I also use dough bowls a lot, or a tiered tray. It isn’t necessarily the “star” of the table, but is imperative nonetheless.
Tip 3: Centerpiece decor – It is a good rule of thumb to have decor in varying heights. This is pleasing to the eye and draws it up and down the entire table. Whether you have something tall in the direct middle or your height goes up and down along the length of the table, varying heights is important.
In this table setting, I added large height with the white tree in the center, and added lesser height in the angel as well as the low candle. And that is just on the round riser. A couple other trees were added off to the side, none completely match each other, however they have the same or very similar colors. I love the look of white and wood together (which also matches my kitchen) so I added that throughout the table.
Tip 4: Greenery or florals – whether real or faux some kind of greenery or florals is a must! It really helps to take any table setting, or decor grouping to the next level. I love having fresh florals, but there are some really great faux stems out there nowadays.
I added some classic spruce greenery stems all around the outside of the round riser. We sell these ones in our store and they are perfect for laying flat in and around items. I put the red berry picks over the top of those. Next I put those darker green and frosted red berry bushes on each end and fluffed them around the trees.
Another good rule to follow when decorating anything really is to bring in different textures. You can see the varying textures between the woven placemats and the smooth and curved plates. Also between the white tree and that rattan angel. The greenery also brings in a different texture as well as some beautiful color! When you mix and match your colors and textures it brings interest to the space.
So how will you be setting your table for the holidays?!
Sources for our Decor
Round Riser / Rattan Angel / Green & Frosted Red Berry Bush / Placemats / (Similar) Plates / Candle (Hand-poured by Us!) / Runner (Found in our Store) / Small White Tree (Found in our Store) / Wine Glasses / Wood Sign (Found in our Store) / Napkin Holder (Ornaments handmade by Us – See the tutorial HERE) / Napkins