Take your holiday hosting up a notch and set the scene for an unforgettable meal with these beautiful tablescape ideas.
From Christmas to Hanukkah, Thanksgiving to New Years, celebrate the season by making your festive table shine. The best way to showcase a beautiful menu is to pair it with a coordinating tablescape. Check out some of our favorite themes below and find one that works for your perfect feast.
Embrace the red and green with this traditional tablescape. Choose a bold print, like black and white buffalo check for a festive table runner and accent with classic crystal and frosted glassware. Break out the antique silver and sprinkle in a garland of fragrant pine and cinnamon cones. Mini Christmas trees, golden napkin rings and a smattering or ornaments make this Christmas fest modern but still classic.
Celebrate the change in seasons and grace your table with autumnal colors like terracotta, rust and mustard. Accent with over-sized wood chargers, textured linens and cozy throws on seats or benches. Choose colorful patterns like traditional plaid, Fair Isle knits and faux fur so guests have a comfortable place to sit. Showcase a seasonal bounty of gourds and fall florals in raised pedestal centerpieces and finish the scene with tall tapered candles and jewel-toned glassware.
A well-set table doesn’t need a rainbow of colors to come together. Pick your favorite hue and carry that shade throughout your scene. From linens to plates, centerpieces and glassware, stick to a single color in different tones and intensity to add interest to an otherwise monochromatic palette. Take it to the next level by adding in pattern and texture. Look for Shibori dyed tablecloths and natural linen napkins. Check your local vendors for handmade goods that feel authentic and give your table a cozy vibe.
Neutrals don’t have to be boring when you add in a bit of shine. Look for gold, rose or silver chargers, a runner shot through with glimmering threads or a pillar candles set in vintage mercury glass. Go floral free for centerpieces with scattered foil confetti, glass baubles, fresh fruits and foil-wrapped chocolates or sweets. Add gold rimmed champagne glasses and ring in the new year in style.
Embrace the past with finds from yester-year. One of the hottest trends in table settings is to use mismatched pieces. Combine antique plates in various patterns and shades with matching silverware and complimentary napkins. Look for depression era glass, colorful goblets and vintage serving dishes. Put family heirlooms to good use and mix up colors, styles and eras of tableware.
No matter which tablescape speaks to you, gathering around the holidays with family and friends is one thing that will never go out of style.