It's the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year...
It can also be the busiest time of the year with holiday parties almost every week! If you find yourself hosting this holiday season but overwhelmed by the thought of designing a festive holiday tablescape, we are here to help. Get ready to wow your guests and earn the title of "host with the most!"
Below we have listed our top 5 designer tips and tricks to help you tackle that table and transform it into all of it’s holiday glory.
Tip #1: Fill it up!
The key to adding interest to any table is to include multiple elements that catch your guests' eyes! Think beyone your tableware and include interesting objects in between placesettings. House Beautiful has an entire gallery of inpiration for table accessories including natural fruits and flowers to ornaments and tree toppers!
Tip #2: If You Can't Go Out, Go Up.
Another way to layer it up is to make use of all planes. Going vertical with candlesticks or haning ornaments over the table is a great way to include more accessories without taking up too much room on the table. Last year, Big Sky Design's holiday table was featured in Wilmington Magazine where we used pillar candles and glass ornaments hanging from a light fixture to utilize all planes.
Tip #3: Don't Be Afraid to Use Color
Usually people think of red and green when thinking about the holiday season. We are here to expand your horizons and help you think outside of the traditional color wheel when decorating your table scape. Maybe you go with a coastal color scheme, or add a touch of glitz and glam with non traditional metals - the options are limitless!
Tip #4: Mix it Up
Gone are the days of meticulously matching each piece of your décor! Add a playful patterned dessert plate on a colorful dinner plate or use a bright napkin on a contrasting table cloth - just have fun with it. We know it can be scary when you first start mixing colors and patterns so we found some great inpiration as a jumping off point from Sarah Richardson Design.
Tip #5: Send Them Home With A Gift
Before you start thinking "presents for my guests are NOT in my budget!" hear us out. These boxes can hold something as simple as a thank you note for attending your soiree or a home made sweet treat for after dinner. Plus, they can double as placecards for larger gatherings. Your guest will love the personal and thoughtful touch!