Set the table—and the mood—this season with inventive and unique holiday tabletops. Also referred to as “tablescapes,” these artistic arrangements can be as simple or ornate as your heart desires.
The holiday table trend this season has been “shadowy and sophisticated” with matte tableware and natural elements, according to an Etsy trend expert on lonny.com. But “shadowy” doesn’t have to mean “no color,” just as “sophisticated” doesn’t have to mean “no fun”!
Read on for tips on how to spice it up with bold hues, keep it clutter-free with visual tricks, and how it’s not always about the dining room.
farm to table
By pairing classic white tableware with neutral linens and natural elements like artichokes or green leaves, you’ll establish an eye-pleasing contrast, like below in the Farmington tabletop. And especially as New Year’s approaches, don’t be shy about adding some glam, via glitzy or metallic-coated accessories. Display cabinets can carry through your tabletop theme, and more color can be added with wall art, like the Sprout Artwork.
mixing and maxing
Once you begin adding elements of décor to your tabletops, it can be hard to stop! One way to make the surface appear less crowded is to vary the height. We’re talking tall and short and everything in between, for objects like candlesticks, votives, and even your water glasses. Or, take it to the max with a major statement piece like a dramatic chandelier. (The show-stopping Erica Chandelier, below, is $90 off for a limited time.)
Tablescaping opportunities extend beyond dining tables—especially when hosting a large group who may spill into multiple rooms. You can decorate valuable surfaces, from bar carts to buffet tables, and make them just as gorgeous as your dining table. Just as you can vary the heights of objects on the dinner table, try displaying your hors d’oeuvres, like these cute cutting board risers, (now $79.96, on sale) atop your sideboard.
Lucky for you, there are a couple more days left in our Winter Wonder accessories sale, where you can get plenty of tabletop items at 20% off, including linens, runners, vases, dinnerware, rugs, and lighting.
Stop by a store near you, or use code WW online. Host with style this New Year!