A bare table is no way to welcome friends and family. This holiday season, layer your lair with festive touches that are as thoughtful as the food and drink you’ve prepared. A tablecloth or a smattering of candles are like the jewellery on an outfit: not essential, but so much better with all the bling.
A holiday tablescape doesn’t have to have chaotic colours. A solitary branch, a faux sheepskin and simple glassware and candles are natural, cozy and a bit dramatic in this tablescape from IKEA.
The Red and the Black
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Woodland-themed Christmas that is. Celebrate the Yuletide with a magical folklore tablecloth adorned with birds and reindeer. The print from Simons also comes with matching napkins. Gathering candles and placing them on a cutting board couldn’t make for an easier centrepiece.
Now is the time to bring out the fancy dishware and cutlery. Think glitzy gold and jewel-tone blue – such a stellar combo that adds richness. Incorporate dishes in varying heights, like this two-tier dessert server from HomeSense.
Forage your backyard or visit a nursery or flower shop for natural accents like pinecones, fir, evergreen and birch to weave into your table design this holiday. For a natural feel, tie pieces of the greenery using raffia or burlap. And place evergreen cuttings into vases; shiny copper or another glossy surface is a seasonal choice.
Stressed about the holidays? Root & Roam’s Everything Gathered box set comes with all of these holiday essentials to bring your rustic table to life. We love the darling mini trees, the salt and pepper marble set, mini birchwood log bundles and wood-cut chargers – and it ships directly to your door.
Pick up pomegranates and you’re on your way to assembling a charming tablescape like Julie Blanner’s, the inspiring designer whose Christmas flower arrangements thrill. But first lay down an evergreen bough and pull out your treasured tapered gold candles.
Playful tablescapes are so fun during the holiday season. This layered affair from Anderson and Grant includes an array of silver things from the lovely deer lounging in greenery to the deer napkin holders and vintage silverware. We love how Jamie bundled them in dark linen. And that’s a winter scarf used as a table runner!