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In our home, the holidays are truly magical. Each year, we make a family bucket list of sorts, containing must-do items to experience together during the season; holiday light tours, festivals, giving back to the community, treat making and celebrating with friends and family over a home cooked meal are a few that made the top of this year’s list.
Choose a Color Palette for Your Table Decor
First, choose a theme or color palette for your holiday tablescape. Inspiration for your event can come from a variety of sources, including linen colors or patterns, centerpiece ideas, your favorite colors or current holiday decorations.
Adding Texture Variations to Table Settings for Visual Interest
When creating a table setting, choose a variety of colors and textures for your linens, chargers, plates, and centerpieces for visual interest. We selected seagrass round placemats to pair with black acrylic chargers and bright white plates; adding these 3 colors together along with the different materials, made for an interesting design.
For our centerpiece, we chose a 36” distressed black wooden box that we filled with three small alpine trees and holiday ornaments in our table’s coloring.
Creating Holiday Ambiance
Create an inviting space to enjoy your holiday meal through music selection, lighting and aroma. Choose a collection of music to play continuously for guests to enjoy, making sure it can be heard but that it’s not so loud that it impedes conversion. Dim your lighting to evoke a relaxing dining experience for party guests. And finally, fill your home and dining space with a subtle holiday scent.
It’s All in the Details!
For each place setting, we added custom designed place cards with our guest’s names written in script. Place cards are such a great way to add personalization to your tablescape and to make each guest feel special when sitting to enjoy their meal.