The holiday is just days away! Have you even thought about your table setting? While table styling is an afterthought for many people, a beautifully adorned table is the perfect way to wow your guests or create an extra special moment with your closest loved ones. The holidays might look different this year, but we never miss a chance to create a memorable moment with design. So, fear not! We are here to give you all the information you need to style your table like a pro - no purchase necessary.
Add a Bit of Color
Think about color like you are choosing a mood for the table. You can use different shades of one color or pick a few colors that compliment each other. If color intimidates you, keep it simple. Choose one dominant color and go neutral with the rest!
Make It Pop with Texture
Layer your table linens or use a variety of fabrics to make your table stand out. You might choose to place a table runner on top of a table cloth and forgo placemats or use patterned napkins that compliment your botanicals. You don't have to buy anything new - get creative! Consider using a scarf as a table runner or a blanket as a tablecloth. We promise you can do it!
Keep It in Balance
Make the table a focal point by giving it some height! All you have to do to keep it looking cozy (instead of chaotic) is make sure you have symmetry and balance. If you choose tall candlesticks for the center, add mid-size botanicals on either side to balance the height of the candlesticks with the flat plates.
Find Details for Form and the Family
Love is truly in the details here. Don't overthink it! Adding botanicals is a surefire way to make your table look top-notch. Eucalyptus branches or rosemary springs are simple catchall botanicals that will look good on any table setting. Include flatware, candles, and glass to add a little sparkle to the table. If you're looking to keep it simple, use mason jars as candle holders or vases. And don't forget to make it personal! These are our favorite free printable place cards to add that extra touch of love. After all, the best part about a beautiful table is the people sitting around it.
Written by Judson Roy Home Stager, Taylor Dalton