Tips For Creating A Beautiful Christmas Tablescape ~ I love creating a tablescape just as much as planning the menu and preparing the Christmas dinner! I hope to inspire you to have fun creating your own!
I love looking for tablescape ideas and pinning them on my Pinterest board titled My Home: Tablescaping for ideas and inspiration. The problem is some of the tablescapes are so overdone there is very little room for the main event of the Christmas dinner, which is the food. So coming up with a design that decoratively accents rather than dominates is the priority for me.
Cost is another thing that I am very conscientious about. By the time you have purchased your linens, dinnerware, glassware, silverware, candles, flowers and other accent pieces it can add up pretty quickly. But there are solutions for how to build up a collection of lovely pieces to add to your Christmas tablescape!
Tips For Creating A Beautiful Christmas Tablescape…
PICK A THEME. I live in Canada where yes, we always have a white Christmas. To go with the wintery weather outside I love the look of silver, blues and of course, snowflakes for my Christmas tablescape. I set this up in the dining room about a week before Christmas. That way I can reuse it for my birthday dinner, which falls during that week, Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas morning breakfast and Christmas dinner.
USE THE GUIDELINE ‘LESS IS MORE’. That helps keep things and the budget balanced!
COLLECT THE ITEMS PROGRESSIVELY. I have had the white tablecloth and dinner plates for years. The glass side plates were passed down from my mother. But the candles and ornaments were recent purchases.
MIX AND MATCH IS OK. I think there is more interest with coordinating rather than matching table pieces. My dinner plates, bowls and glassware are all from different sets.
THINK OUSIDE THE BOX. My napkin rings are made from ribbon and a couple of small Christmas balls pinned together with a safety pin. My candleholders are made from snowflake ornaments and battery operated votive candles. I put together the centerpiece by placing different sizes of white candles, ornaments and clear acrylic snowflakes on a silver charger. I have to admit that it’s my favourite part of the tablescape.
LOOK FOR THE SALES. I bought the silver chargers, silver table runner and acrylic clear snowflakes for half price right after Christmas at one of my favourite home décor stores. I bought the napkins at the thrift store for fifty cents each. The candles were purchased at the dollar store.
And yes, if you look carefully through my dining room window you will see the snow on the street.
I love creating tablescapes for different occasions using different decorative items and most importantly, on a budget …
This post is one of my most popular Christmas blogs. Thank you! Here are other popular Christmas posts from Time With Thea you might enjoy… 10 Ways to Decorate And Organize For Christmas.
Hope you are inspired!