There are so many fun spots in the home to decorate for the holidays from the front door to the staircase to the fireplace mantel. One of the most rewarding, though, in my opinion, is decking out your table with the holiday spirit.
For me, the holidays are all about spending time with family and around the dining room table is where we always end up gathering. I like to pay special attention to this area to make it festive and stylish.
Giving your dining room table some holiday flair can be very easy. You can make your own tableware dazzle with just a few special details mixed in. I put together 11 easy holiday table settings to inspire you and show you how some simple elements can make a huge impact. I’ll show you how it only takes a few key elements to make your table shine.
A simple statue like this silver reindeer can serve as a charming place to put your guests’ name cards.
Here, I’ve moved a gold version of the reindeer to the top of the setting for a simpler look.
For a slightly different variation, a sparkling pine cone dresses up the setting for a more nature-inspired look.
A dazzling napkin holder mimics the placemat for a super glamorous holiday table setting.
A mirrored look capture a Hollywood regency flair, which the penguin compliments to bring in a winter symbol.
To create an icy, glamorous look, use mostly silver and white accents. A touch of gold, such as on the pear, will add some depth to it.
Here is another version of the icy holiday table setting, this time with a jeweled centerpiece rather than the pear for a more an even more glamorous look.
If you want something a little less mainstream, ice blue or turquoise is a great alternative that still captures the winter spirit.
What I love about these chargers are how they look like crushed ice. The icicle napkin ring pulls it all together.
For a rustic holiday table setting, I used a placemat with a wood texture and an actual wood charger, then topped it off with a beautiful bit of greenery.
Even black and white can be chic during the holidays. I chose polka dots for a bit of whimsy and used layers to create depth.
As you can see, I created several variations using a lot of the same pieces. First, figure out what you want your theme to be. Then, to give your regular tableware a holiday flair, introduce a few new pieces to such as a placemat, charger or napkin ring. Add a winter-inspired decor element, like the penguin or reindeer, for an extra splash of charm.