Personalize Your Christmas and Holiday Table With These Simple Tips

| December 6, 2012

pussy willows as christmas decor for table The holiday season is a time to gather around the table with friends and family. Make your Christmas or holiday table stunning this year with some simple and inexpensive decorating ideas. Once you’ve got your plan of action, let DexKnows help you find all the supplies you need to put it together.

Pick your scheme

A great table can come together if you do a little planning ahead of time. The first step is to pick your scheme. While green and red scream Christmas, don’t feel tied to that color combination when looking for ideas for this season. Branch out this year and try something new, like this modern setting from Houzz, which features a vibrant green and brown.

Or try classic silver and white, like this setting from HGTV. Even let the white stand alone and give your table a quiet presence for your Christmas party. Whatever look you’re after, you can have a whimsical retreat to childhood with a table that stars painted cookie jars filled with sweet treats, like this one from Martha Stewart. Or you can present a rustic setting that incorporates natural elements and gives a down-home Christmas feel.

Find your star

The star of any table is the centerpiece, but they don’t have to be complicated or pricey to get the job done. Simple votive candles snuggled in strips of a worn-out sweater like these from Better Homes and Gardens can create a soft glow over your holiday feast. Or make your food the star of the show by displaying it on stacked cake stands like these from BHG. If you’re looking for something floral, keep it simple to keep your sanity. Dispense with fussy arrangements and stick to one or two types of flowers in a simple scheme for an easy and elegant look like this one from HGTV to add to your holiday decor. Another easy option is to gather a handful of pussy willow branches and let them stand alone. Or create a citrus pomander like this one from Martha Stewart to give your table a fresh feel.

Bring in the finishing touches

Once you’ve got the nuts and bolts of your table down, it’s time to accessorize. Adding in some sparkling details can create a table that will dazzle your holiday guests.

Give a simple pinecone from your yard a slick coat of white metallic paint, add some beads and let it shine as a place setting adorned with a simple paper nametag. Get creative, tear out a piece of sheet music to create a fun and elegant placemat for guests. Or give a dollar store charger a coat of chalkboard spray paint for a fun and unexpected place setting.

The best holiday tables use layers and feature interesting elements. Mix in a wooden bowl with simple white pottery or personalize your table with photos and other personal items.

Ultimately, your holiday table has two purposes: to reflect your style and welcome your guests. DexKnows can help you find the supplies you need to make this year’s table festive and fun for your friends and family this holiday season.

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