Pick A Color Palette & Prioritize Texture
For this holiday table, I knew I was working with a muted color palette. I didn’t want to add a white or cream tablecloth because I wanted my table to have some charm. If you don’t have textured placemats then find a unique tablecloth that has earthy woven textures. It adds warmth to your table without ruining a muted color palette. It’s effective and budget-friendly. Sticking with a neutral color palette can make the styling process go so much smoother. Less time having to edit and switch out dishware because it clashes with the napkins.
Your Home Staples
I have a collection of dinnerware and serveware stored in my cabinets. I even have a box full of decorative accents that I can pull out for different occasions. So don’t bother trying to find the latest and greatest dinnerware set. You probably have everything that you need at home. Search your dinner sets, silverware, glassware, and other serving essentials to see what is functional for a holiday. You never know what you might find in the back of your closet!
When I have time, one of my favorite things is finding vintage pieces at estate sales and flea markets. These timeless pieces add the right amount of charm.
Decorative Holiday Flair
It’s easy to be festive with floral arrangements! I always love adding fresh flowers to my tablescape. It’s an easy trick to add color and elevate the table. During the holiday season, greenery is always the right choice. Berry bouquets are popular for the holiday season because they brighten up every table without being too bold. Use whatever is available at home including dried roses, pine leaves, pine cones, pomegranates, and even fresh herbs—no need to add more shopping to your already packed list.
However, if you feel like your table is missing something, then now is the time to shop for festive decor. Most retailers have already discounted their holiday collections including Pottery Barn, Sur La Table, and Target.