Happy holidays friends! I know how busy this time of year can be, and getting the house ready for guest can just about send us over the edge. So I'm hoping this post will help alleviate some of that stress. I get asked all the time about how to create a tablescape for the holidays, and my best advice is, keep it simple. :) I've teamed up with Lanie over at Rooted KC to show you how to create a beautiful table that doesn't have to break the bank. When I decorate a table I usually follow these three easy steps.
1. Layers- This can be adding a simple white table cloth or a runner on your table. Adding chargers or placemats is always a good way to add color to the table. Lanie had these adorable blue placemats that really popped against the crisp white table cloth. Oh, and they went perfect with these thrifted wine glasses that were only $1.49 each! If y'all aren't shopping thrift stores yet you need to hop on that bandwagon because they have some great deals!!!!
2. Foliage (faux or real)- I love the freshness it brings to the table. If you really want to save some moola just snip some greenery from outside. I'm using some fresh pine branches mixed with inexpensive baby's breath on my own table right now.
We opted for these faux olive branches for Lanie's table to honor her Greek heritage. Bonus: she can use these all year round. I simply took 4 sprigs and laid them out on the table. Viola that easy folks! :) Another option is to do a simple arrangement right in the middle. When in doubt go with white roses or hydrangeas in a vase, they're classic and look good year round.
3. Candles- It doesn't have to be anything fancy. Tea lights placed randomly down the table or pillar candles on either side of the floral arrangement, both provide a romantic and cozy ambience. Lanie had these amazing candlelabras already but I find these type of candlesticks all the time at thrift stores for under $10! They add height to the table which adds drama, the good kind ya know! ;) It's best to stick to unscented candles for the dining room since fragrance can mess with your guest taste buds.
I hope you found this helpful and feel confident in doing your own table this holiday season. I would love to hear your feedback and see pics of your holiday table! Let's chat in the comments below. :)
Merry Christmas from my family to yours,
Table Cloth- Homegoods
olive branches- Very Violet Boutique
flatware- Bed, Bath & Beyond
plates-Bed, Bath & Beyond
wine glasses- Thrifted
table- Nebraska Furniture Mart
metal chairs- Amazon
Captains chairs- Amazon
Photo credit: Lanie Draper Rooted KC