Classic linens and dishes paired with pops of festive colors, yummy treats and faux florals come together to create a casually elegant Christmas tablescape perfect for any event with minimal fuss.
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Its been too long since I stretched my creative muscles on a tablescape, and I’ve quite missed it. I’ve been looking so forward to dressing up our new home for Christmas. There’s something so magical about the season, and I wanted to capture that in our dining room, while keeping things casual, elegant and simple.
I settled on using neutral, classic dishes, glasses and linens that are staples regardless of the season. I fell hard for this scalloped set of dishes. The delicate gold edging sends it over the top without being gaudy or presumptuous. Basic white wine glasses, white napkins and a neutral table runner with whimsical pom pom trim laid the groundwork for this tablescape.
I mussed and wrinkled the runner and casually draped the napkins on the plates for a more effortless feel and to keep the whole thing from getting stuffy. And that meant I didn’t have to iron them! What a win.
Since our table isn’t huge, a clear vase with faux greenery and berries and a scrumptious cake atop this dreamy marble cake stand create a fuss free, yet striking centerpiece. I especially love having a dessert and dessert plates pull double duty as part of the tablescape decor. Its perfect for those who don’t have a lot of serving space.
And here’s a fun little tip for ya. Purchase a bakery cake (this one is from Walmart), transfer it to a pretty cake stand and garnish with fresh fruit or greenery. Your guests will never know it wasn’t homemade!
Vibrant cranberries and silver jingle bells sprinkled around the table bring in Christmas cheer.
You also can’t go wrong with adding a few small votive candles around, especially during the holidays. Candles and twinkle lights make everything a bit more magical.
We also decided to finally update the chandelier above our table. It was a builder basic fixture that wasn’t my style at all. The Farell 6-Light Chandelier is right up my alley and makes the space feel complete. I adore the classic lines and contrast it brings to the space.
All in all, this tablescape is fresh, classic and so simple to put together.
Finally, my number one tip when setting a table, or even creating a room, is to create your foundation with basics and then add in colorful or seasonal accents. By doing that, you get the most bang for your buck and pieces that can be enjoyed season after season.
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