Six Easy Tips For A Perfect Holiday Table Setting

 

  1. Pick a Palette

Red, green and white is a Christmas color combo that never goes out of style. Keep it classic by choosing dishes, linens and decor in these three colors, then make it interesting by mixing patterns.

 

  1. Silverware: What Goes Where?

Place setting 101: Start with a charger (check your local dollar or craft store for inexpensive options), followed by the dinner plate. Top it with a smaller salad plate, followed by a place card or favor. To the left, place the napkin and fork, to the right: the knife (blade turned in) and spoon. Voila, a beautiful place setting in a snap.

 

  1. Play with Patterns

When planning your place settings, ditch matchy-matchy and mix different patterns for a designer look. Try mixing a Scandinavian-inspired embroidered napkin with a porcelain plaid dinner plate topped by an inexpensive melamine striped salad plate.

 

  1. Craft Easy Upcycled Vases

In just a few steps, you can turn dollar-store, shatterproof ornaments into mini vases to brighten up your holiday table. Add a handwritten tag so they can also serve as place cards, then send them home with guests as a blooming favor.

 

  1. Soften Seating

Ensure guests want to linger by cozying up hardback chairs with colorful throws or pillows. Choose materials that fit your classic Christmas theme, like a traditional tartan or festive Fair Isle knit.

 

  1. Light It Up

Nothing adds a magical glow like candlelight. Set your table alight with tapers placed down the center of the table.