We never met someone who didn’t like the festivities. To help you slow down, relax, and indulge, every part of the holidays is planned. Yet the holidays present an entirely different ball game for the hosts and hostesses. It may become overwhelming to preorder the turkey until it sells out, assign duties to family members, plan menus, shopping lists, and sleep arrangements. Helping you set your table is the least we can do.
There’s always a way of making your table feel festive, no matter how much time and money you want to spend, from basic styling with your favorite dinnerware and beautiful floral arrangements to more intricate looks with calligraphed menus and layered table linens. To give us a healthy dose of tabletop inspiration, along with some tips to get you started, we turned to our favorite hostesses and entertainers. These holiday tablescapes are deceptively easy to select your favorite and re-create the look.
Best Holiday Tablescape Ideas
Keep It Natural
We love this table’s natural color palette by Jenni Kayne. Fill a pottery vase with dried florals in earthy tones such as queen protea, banksia, pampas grass, cattails, red broom corn, and bromeliad to re-create it at home. With rustic hand-thrown bowls, seagrass tumblers, and a pretty feather atop each plate, finish off the look. To avoid looking too rustic, keep all else light.
Black isn’t a color that we always think of when it comes to holiday decor, but in this holiday tablescape, Sarah Sherman Samuel proves that it can look beautifully festive and modern. We love her use of mixed metals, gold and brass, and artichokes, pears, and a baby watermelon for her product-filled arrangement. It is a perfect way to repurpose it after your dinner and save costs by using fresh produce in your centerpiece.
This colorful tablescape from Erin Hiemstra of Apartment34 is brought to life by eggplant-colored napkins, persimmons, and a lush magnolia leaf garland. We love the combination of green glass cups; gold napkin rings; and black, white, and gold dinnerware. Without feeling stuffy, the look is new and elegant.
Look no further than Athena Calderone‘s dinner parties for inspiration for a trendy and edited tablescape. Do you like the beautiful holiday tablescape? By combining dainty, modern flatware with unfinished textures such as natural linen and slate cheese boards, this gifted hostess has given this holiday table a decidedly glamorous look. It’s just a matter of juxtaposition.
In this tablescape by Rose & Ivy, purple cabbage is an unexpected and gorgeous choice for a floral arrangement, and it is beautifully juxtaposed with pears. Meanwhile, a deep dark velvet tablecloth blends with antique dinnerware, and a moody, romantic vibe is created by gold and marble accents.
We love the combination of warm and cool colors in this table setting by Kara Rosenlund. Belgian linen, upholstery tape strips, and a bowl full of walnuts give a rustic Scandinavian look to the tablescape, and a sprig of herbs with a small feather taped to each plate makes a chic location card.
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Jenni Kayne called for the support of floral designer Moon Canyon, who used seasonal veggies and blooms to give the table a lush, bountiful feel, to make a charming centerpiece for her fall backyard bash. She incorporated artichokes, cabbage, onions, and even butternut squash into the centerpiece.
These elegant holiday tablescapes will definitely inspire your creativity. Besides adorable holiday tablescapes, it’s best to know essential hosting tips to have a fantastic party and cherished moments. If you like this post, let us know by leaving a comment.
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