Start with the timeless elegance of a simple white set. Choose round, square or scalloped – it can be any style, even embossed. Just make sure it’s white. That way, it will transition with every mood, style, and event. The same applies to a simple white tablecloth.
Layer your dishes, adding a pop of color. It will change everything!
Add a colorful appetizer dish, a warm wood bowl, or great colored glassware. You can accent every plate or every other (a set of 4 appetizer plates can be as low as $20). An inexpensive “texturing trick” is to add a table runner or great placemats. Play around with charger plates, or natural textures, or go modern metallic, or even galvanized metal. The possibilities are endless.
The big question of the holiday… tablecloth or placemats? Click here for a great article (and some great tips, too!).
Let the “little experts” embellish. (Yes, we mean the kids.) Nothing is more heartwarming than handmade accents on a holiday table. This maple leaf place card is a super easy, inexpensive craft that will take your decor to the next level.
Note: If you prefer a succulent table accent, please see our October terrarium craft. That’s a great one, too!
Who doesn’t love little accents (especially if they’re fun and easy to store away each year). They set the tone for your holiday table, giving your design depth and personality. We absolutely adore these little bottles (add a thankful message in a bottle and leave it on their plate). A truck that holds condiments? How fun! And try this beautiful apron. You’ll feel gorgeous (even while cooking).