I love to create beautiful and festive tablescapes for holiday gatherings! But to be honest, this is not something I’ve always enjoyed. In fact, I used to feel overwhelmed by the idea that everything had to be perfect, but when I realized that not only is perfection not realistic, it’s also just not necessary. Setting a beautiful table for the holidays is actually very simple. If you have boxes of Christmas decor and ornaments, you have a treasure trove of table decor!
Setting a table is the perfect time to be creative! Feeling colourful? Decorate with bright colours. Feeling rustic? Decorate with natural materials. Feeling shiny and bright? Decorate with mixed metallics! Mixed metallics are hot in home decor right now so I thought it would be fun to put together a simple, but stylish and sleek tablescape that is beautiful for the whole holiday season including New Years! I’m loving this mixed metallic look!
I started with a white linen tablecloth to create a simple and crisp backdrop for the rest of the decor. Then I layered the plate settings with silver and gold Peacock Feather Sprays and napkin rings that I made. The napkin rings are so easy to make! I used silver glitter ribbon, and just wrapped neutral linen napkins with enough ribbon to hold the napkin tight, and then sealed the ribbon with a tiny bit of glue.
Then to keep with the mixed metallic theme, I made each of the plate settings a different metallic colour, alternating between silver and gold.
For the centerpiece I used a medium sized lantern and filled it with shatterproof ornaments in gold, silver and bronze. Then I added battery operated candles in silver and gold glitter, and scattered extra gold, silver and bronze ornaments on the table to make it even more festive!
I love to carry over the look of a tablescape into other areas of my eating nook, like my vignette and china cabinet. In the background on a small dresser/vignette in my eating nook, I filled another lantern with more shatterproof ornaments in gold, silver and bronze. I also added a CANVAS gold glitter deer to the vignette and hung a glitter wreath in the window. To complete the look you can add some special pieces to your table like silver heirloom platters, metallic candlesticks, or any dishes with a metallic finish to them.
Holiday table settings don’t have to be complicated! Dress up your plate settings with simple napkin rings, or ornaments. Add in some candles and special pieces you already have around your home, and your table is ready for the holidays!
This post was generously sponsored by Canadian Tire.