The Complete Guide To Setting The Perfect Tablescape

Be the holiday host with the most and set the scene for an unforgettable get together this season. Every great holiday has some kind of feast involved with it, which makes a beautiful tablescape one of the main decorative focal points. A well-set holiday table needs to be inviting yet formal, elegant and festive! Keep reading for our recommendations to find our favorite dinnerware, centerpieces and holiday table decor with chic, seasonal style.

1. NAPKINS are a necessity

A gorgeous napkin & tablecloth can transform any table setting, but often times this simple upgrade is often times overlooked in dining spaces. Using a richly hued napkin, or a tablecloth with a festive pattern like this Mode Living Antibes tablecloth, is a foolproof way to creating a gorgeous backdrop that makes white dishes pop and gold flatware gleam.

2.Start with the basics

Impressing your guest with a beautiful place setting can be done in is a snap. Start with a charger as your base, then follow it with the dinner plate, top if off with a smaller salad plate and then add the your napkin placed in your napkin ring of choice. Stacking these together gives each place setting height. To the left of your setting, place the fork, to the right, the knife with the blade turned in and then finally your spoon.

3.Make sure the silverware matches the menu.

To really wow your family or guests, continue your table's theme into the silverware. Create your place settings thoughtfully and include things you’ll actually need for the food you’re serving, like a soup spoon if you’re serving soup or stew. Gold has undoubtedly become designers' metal of choice for fancy flatware, the Mepra Linea Oro Flatware Set is stunning when paired with a green-and-red theme, gold flatware really shines.

4.uSE colorful glassware

Vibrant glassware can make everyday meals more fun, and mixes well with formal pieces. If you're a minimalist who leans toward neutrals, this is a fun way to incorporate more color into your tablespace. The Bicos glassware by Vista Alegre is available in an array of different fun vibrant colors.


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When it comes to picking the right centerpiece we suggest going with something short and lush. Centerpieces can in fact be too big and too tall, a low profile vase with florals is a perfect centerpiece to engage with all your guests at the table. Don't forget to also have fun with it and incorporate native greenery however, if they’re large, make sure to cut them so that they sit low and don’t interfere with conversation.

6.Incorporate festive elements

Tis the season for plaids, shimmery metallics, blue, white, and gold. These traditional holiday colors are warming and nostalgic, so make sure to use them, even in a nontraditional way. Get creative with it, sprinkle metallic ornaments on the table for that extra tablescape sparkle.



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