Our Foolproof Guide to a Festive Tablescape
—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. 01 | Add a Centerpiece to Create a Focal Point
Bring a focal point to your holiday tablescape 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. Adding organic, living elements bring a sense of life and purpose to the setting, and is proven to elevate moods.
Tip for 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. 02 | Layer in Linens and Textiles
Ground the table with tablecloths, placemats, and napkins and add an element of texture with placemats or coasters. Use a pretty tablecloth and placemats to ground the look and add a folded napkin to the top for a finished look.
No. 03 | Set the Table With Pretty Serveware
Incorporate pretty and functional serving pieces like breadboards, pitchers, or serving trays to display your favorite dishes. This is the time when you can use all of the pretty serveware you have stored away for the rest of the year.
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. 04 | Incorporate Details and 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. Taper candles are a sure bet to set the mood of the season.