Sleek, classic and very whimsical to get you in the mood for Christmas!
Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. It’s the perfect time to add all the extra touches to your decor, your tablescapes and have fun making lots of great memories together with family and friends.
Every year I plan out a couple of Christmas tablescape ideas that I can use throughout the holidays and all the festivities that we host. This year I was drawn to neutral snowy pallets with a touch of shimmer. I wanted a soft whimsical look that was classic and bold all at the same time.
I think I did it and I love the results – I know you will too!
Whenever I start to design a tablescape I start by asking myself the following questions:
- What do I have around the house that inspires me?
- Are there certain colors I want to use with this theme?
- What Kind of atmosphere do I want to create?
This helps define the direction I plan to create my idea around. I had gold candlesticks, greenery, gold chargers, a long piece of muslin fabric that I had used from a previous party, and an old string of geometric metal shapes I started with as inspiration. I cut the them off the string so I could use them as individual pieces along the table.
Start with a soft material base. I used a long piece of muslin that I had already. Other options are curtains, a sheet, or a table runner.
Add Greenery along the length of the table. I used a mix of evergreen garland and eucalyptus sprigs.
Wrap garland and greenery with battery operated lights. I had these cute ball lights which was a nice touch and gave a bit more depth to the greenery. Any touch of light will add to the textures.
Add Candlesticks to your greenery. Take your candlesticks, votives or pillars and disperse them down the table to fill in the space and add the glow!
Add any extra touches. I used my geometric shapes for the touch of bling. You could alternative use Christmas ornaments, gold stars, bells or any shiny object that adds to your table.
Layer your charger/plates. I used a gold charger (This was a repurposed item I spray painted gold). Top with a neutral colored plate and alternating salad plate. Add cutlery and stemware.
Finish off the look with cloth napkins and name tags.
I wanted a more formal look with this setting so I chose my grandmother’s beautiful crystal stemware. The silver and gold cutlery add to the formal feel I was going for.
Be creative with what you have around you. Most importantly have fun, make a memory and let the ones you invite to your table know just how special they are!
Don’t be intimidated to try new things. Just do it, just get started and as you try things you will see it’s not as hard as you think.
What are some Christmas tablescape themes you have enjoyed creating?