The holidays are finally here! How do you celebrate the day after Thanksgiving? Are you laid back on the couch watching Christmas movies? Waking up at 4 AM to go Black Friday shopping? Or if you are like me — you might be digging all those decorations out of storage and launching on a quest to get the house decorated from top to bottom before the end of the long weekend.
One of the most fun parts of holiday decorating is figuring out how I want to style my table. Do you normally style your table for the whole season? Or maybe you have an annual holiday party and love to go all out on your table decor?
You can take your holiday table so many different directions from rich jewel tones, to golds to blue and silver. Today, we’re sharing some different looks and ideas for your holiday table. We created these six different looks for our recent Styling Session at the Rutherford County Chamber’s Learn Grow Connect Conference for women. Special thanks to Christina of Eternal Treasures Photography for capturing these images for us!
1. Use Rich Colors and Textures
We love the deep, rich colors of this emerald velvet linen paired with burgundy velvet napkins. The amber goblets add to the richness of color and pull in the gold from the plate rims. Add a dried orange and a sprig of rosemary and you have a luxe, modern holiday table.
2. Shine in Blue + Silver
We also love stepping away from the “traditional” wedding colors and mixing it up with some blue and silver. Different shades and textures of blue add dimension and tying your napkin with a dainty ribbon will give the look a feminine flair. Add some white flowers and a few pops of red cranberries and you’ve got a super elegant set up.
I like to incorporate little trinkets or parts of my holiday decor, such as the glittery little reindeer relaxing beneath the centerpiece, or the mini snow globe above the plate. Don’t be afraid to pull from your existing decor inventory. Reuse use old pieces and give them a new life!
3. Style with Food
We love incorporating food into a place setting, like these mini pies atop a simple bistro napkin on each plate. Decorating with food is an easy way to make your place setting pop and your guests’ mouths start to water.
We kept this table intentionally minimal to allow for all of the yummy food that will soon arrive. Copper elements like flatware and candle holders give this table a clean, simple feel.
4. Embrace Tradition
When we started with this white damask linen, a centerpiece surrounded by a fresh holiday wreath and super traditional plaid napkins, we had our doubts about how it would turn out. I’ve got to be honest, it was one of my favorites. This look brings me back to Christmas at my grandmother’s table and gives me such a warm and fuzzy feeling.
We Added some ornate gold flatware and geometric candle holders to give this traditional table a bit of modern flair and some berries and pinecones to play up the earthy feel.
5. Go for Ultra Luxe
If you really want to dress the table to impress, choose an ornate, statement linen like this one with it’s rich gold detail and amazing texture. We brought the velvet napkins back to add some contrasting textiles and kept the glassware clean and simple. Evergreen bows with some deep jewel toned flowers tie the look together.
6. Channel Santa in Soft Reds
We love how the soft texture of this deep red linen and fluffy white flowers mimic Santa’s fluffy coat. Don’t be afraid to break out the good china and glassware for your holiday party. You know that stuff that sits in a cabinet the rest of the year to “protect” it from the dangers of kids, animals and everyday life? The holidays are the perfect time of year to dust off those pieces and using things that have been passed down through the years help create a sense of tradition, making you feel like your family is with you always.
Elegant cut glassware paired with green vintage goblets and ornate coups bring in more color and texture. The ornate silver rimmed china with cinnamon stick and greenery sprig give the table a polished Christmas look that is sure to impress your guests.
We hope you have enjoyed our holiday table ideas! What are some of your favorite things to incorporate into your holiday table?
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Cheers and Happy Holidays!