If you are entertaining for the holiday season, you’ll want your guests to be impressed from the minute they walk though the door to the second they sit down at the table. This means that not only will your home need to look lovely, you will have to have the perfect table setting as well.
There are many elements that come into play in making a table setting come together including plates and utensils, centerpieces, the tablecloth and more. We will touch on a few of these to give you the inspiration you need to get started.
Start with a Great Tablecloth
The tablecloth you use will set the tone for the entire table. If it’s opulence you are going for, choose a rich gold or a deep burgundy runner set through the center of the table. For a country Christmas look, try a bold plaid with plenty of red undertones.
It’s All About the Centerpieces
The centerpieces are where its at. The good news is, you can get as creative as you want here and there’s almost no wrong way to do it. Candles will always be a winner and they can be set elegantly in the center of the table. You can also fill mason jars with winter elements like branches, sparkling cotton for snow or colorful candies. Poinsettia is another holiday go to that keeps it classy.
Other Accessories Will Add to the Wow Factor
In addition to the centerpieces, there are other accessories that will bring the wow. For instance, consider placing origami snowflakes on dishes or glasses. These can be removed when guests begin eating and they make fantastic souvenirs.
Set Up a Drinks Station
Drinks will make the occasion more festive. In addition to serving your guests drinks at the table, set up a separate drink station. This can be a serve yourself affair or you can make the event fun by using a mixologist set to concoct classic cocktails and unique libations for your guests. Elegant glasses and delicate carafes will bring an added sense of sophistication.
Pay Attention to Colors
To bring everything together, you’ll want to keep a color theme in mind. This can range from muted neutrals to winter whites to dramatic jewel tones. Enhance your theme by adding reflective elements like metallic vases to bounce the festive hues while bringing some old school glam to the table.
Bring Nature In
Bring the outdoors in by adding floral arrangements. Position homemade mini trees around the table. Place foliage in random places to complement table settings. Hang branches from above the table and around the room.
The tips in this article will help you set a holiday table that is so stunning, they may not even remember that the apple pie was a little burnt.