Our Foolproof Guide to a Festive Tablescape

The step-by-step ingredients for an elevated table setting.

21 October 2021 -

Elevated entertaining starts with a tablescape as thoughtful as the menu…. 

and when it comes to the holiday season, taking time to create a beautiful environment makes all the difference in the experience of gathering. 

Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner party or a tablescape for two, setting the scene for a celebratory night in can be simplified with a few key ingredients.  

Here is our step-by-step guide for styling a festive tablescape: 

No. 1 – Bring the outdoors in to set the scene  

Build your palette with greenery or foraged pieces from your surroundings to create a jumping-off point. We love finding unique ways to incorporate greenery into our seasonal looks inside and out.  

Building a floral arrangement: If you’re creating your own floral arrangement, start by choosing a few tones you want to incorporate, select pieces with a variety of shapes of textures, and always make sure to cut the stems at an angle for a longer-lasting result! 

No. 2: Add centerpieces to create a focal point 

Bring a focal point to your look with centerpieces that tell the story of the season. We love to use large vases, candles, or even a bowl filled with seasonal produce as centerpieces. 

No. 3: Layer in linens and textiles 

Ground the table with tablecloths, placemats, and napkins and add an element of texture. Use a pretty tablecloth and placemats to ground the look and add a folded napkin to the top for a fool-proof table-setting look. 

No. 4: Set the table with pretty serveware 

Incorporate pretty and functional serving pieces like breadboards, pitchers, or serving trays to display your favorite dishes.  

Pro tip: Using serving pieces as centerpieces is a great way to not only save space but create a more natural feeling to your tablescape. 

No. 5 – Incorporate details + accessories 

Add in the finishing touches with thoughtful details and accessories to create a celebratory feeling. Pretty napkin rings complete with a simple festive branch or ornament can bring any tablescape look to life! 

Date Posted
21 October 2021