The holidays bring warmth and cheer, maybe it’s that glass of eggnog or the sparkle of twinkling lights inside and outside the home. Maybe it’s a beautiful meal shared with loved ones. Whether you’re in a warm, tropical place or a cold, snowy setting, the holidays are all about sitting down at the table and passing around favorite dishes with favorite people.
Here are five table decoration ideas that will add some more sparkle to an already magical season.
Tis’ the season to sparkle.
1. Boldly Bohemian
If there’s one thing we believe in, it’s breaking/bending design rules. This boho tablescape makes use of festive and fun color ways without being restricted to the traditional holiday red and green. We absolutely adore this take on mixing the old with the new, pairing heirloom rose-colored wine glasses with gold-trimmed Moroccan teacups. And we love the irreverent mix in a fairly grand space. Bold color and patterns instantly set a fun mood!
Images via Gypsy Yaya
2. Go with the Glow
We’re big fans of this holiday tablescape! There’s a maximum amount of glow here. Check out the silver-trimmed plates and silver napkin holders. We love how they reflect the light. So cozy and warm. Little trinkets sprinkled across the table remind you of Christmas presents. And whats more festive than desserts showcased in a tree-shaped glass jar? Pretty sweet, right?
3. Venetian Persuasion
What’s not to like—silks, ornate plates, colored glassware? Venice is one of our favorite places in the world, so it makes absolute sense for us to be drawn to this table in rich hues of turquoise and gold. The bejeweled Christmas ornament on the accent plate takes its cue from a Faberge egg or an embellished peacock. Either way, total luxe!
The Renaissance comes alive over cenone (Italian for ‘big dinner’) with these lovely napkins (using Boho Luxe Home’s Vintage Gypsum fabric) that are reminiscent of a crumbling wall in Italy. Our fave is that it looks like ancient plaster that Boccioni decided to bless with his brush. You’ll almost feel guilty using it!
Read more about this tablescape from Rover @ Home.
3. Decked With Boughs of Holly
Have a jolly Christmas with holly! This quick and easy rustic take on a holiday tablescape is the complete opposite of the over-the-top table, above. This one is simple — and still festive.
We like that it makes use of pine cones and string—easy to find seasonal items that can prettify a table in no time! The Christmas Card instead of a place card lends a lovely personal touch. The linen tablecloth is a blank canvas that willingly takes a backseat to the holly and pine cone masterpiece. So charming, don’t you think?
5. Prints Galore
We are in LOVE with prints, and just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you have to hide all your exotic patterned textiles. In fact, tablescapes like this one by hip designer Justina Blakeney remind us of our own souvenirs like the toran and other textiles we’ve collected on our tours. The wildly layered colors and textures lend playfulness to the celebration. There’s even more personality in the fabrics paired with in-season flowers and warm candlelight. Romantic, too, don’t you think?
Images via Architectural Digest