How to Set a Stunning Holiday Table
This time of year is all about the leveled-up tablescape! We’re talking about your Christmas and New Years tables that bring the holiday magic into your home along with the people you love. It’s a festive time of year that is marked by families and friends gathering and sharing meals & good cheer around a beautifully set table.
We recently hosted a styled shoot that brought together some of our favorite and talented vendor partners. Megan of Flint and Pearl designed the stunning floral centerpieces. She took inspiration from whimsical and colorful interpretations of the holidays. Our preferred vendor for event rentals, Event Rents, provided the beautiful table settings from luxurious napkins to sparkling glassware. And finally, Ashley of Gather and Abide Photography captured it all flawlessly.
Keep scrolling to read our top 5 ways to ensure your holiday tablescape is merry and bright.
The tablecloth and napkins are the canvas and foundation from which to build your tablescape and thus set the tone for your holiday table. Luxurious textures like velvet or satin instantly add a wintery and elevated mood. It’s sophisticated and feels extra special to have these luxurious fabrics at the table. On the other hand, a crisp white tablecloth will also do the job and have the feel of a 5-star dining experience that will make everyone feel fancy!
There’s no better way to add warmth to your table then to set the mood with a flickering flame. It instantly adds that cozy vibe but in an elevated way. Tapered candles are extra elegant, but tea lights and votives are simple and sweet, plus you can see the other guests across the table. We also love enclosing a candle in a lantern. It adds a warm glow and illumination that feels really special with a touch of romance.
Lush + Layered Florals
No tablescape is complete without a gorgeous centerpiece! And of course we’re all about the blooms. Lush, textural, layered…these elements are key in creating a floral design that feels “holiday” along with lavish. There are two color approaches: moody and rich colors have a winter and cozy feel (especially when incorporating berries or greenery with the jewel tones) OR soft, light colors create that classic, elegant, evening feel.
Mixing metals is trending now, and gold is your ticket to ultimate holiday elegance. Gold accents work for Christmas and NYE by instantly adding that shimmer and shine that is merry and bright! You can incorporate gold in the flatware, chargers, or glassware detailing …. just a touch of gold goes a long way in the glam factor and will add that special something to your holiday table.
Speaking of shimmer and shine, last but not least on our list of ideas is stemmed glassware. Water goblets, wine glasses, and champagne flutes level-up a table to new heights. Glassware makes your table feel more formal, and this is definitely the feel you want for your holiday tablescape and this special occasion. These glasses not only add height to the table, but the dimension and sparkle is stunningly beautiful. Plus, it makes the Christmas or NYE toast possible and that’s what the holiday tablescape is ultimately all about – family and friends toasting, celebrating, and making memories.
So with that, CHEERS to a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We hope your holiday table is stunning, but most importantly, we hope it’s surrounded by those you love and care about.
Photography: Gather and Abide Photography
Floral Design: Flint and Pearl
Table Settings: Event Rents
Planning and Design: Cable Center Events
Venue: Cable Center Events