10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas

There is something special about gathering around the table with family and friends for the holidays. It gives you a chance to relax, unplug, and catch up with the people you love but don’t necessarily get to see on a regular basis.

Since the dining room table is where this wonderful occasion takes place, I love to make it look as special as the experience itself.

There are so many inspiring elements to pull ideas from to create a truly magical Christmas tablescape. It doesn’t take a lot to transform your table into a stylish and festive space. A good place to start is with one idea, whether it’s a centerpiece, color palette, or style (rustic, modern, traditional, glamorous, a mix of two or three). Then, build your tablescape around it.

Here are 10 Christmas tablescape ideas to inspire you and get the ideas flowing:

Christmas Tablescape Ideas

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comRed and white striped napkins mimic the look of candy canes on this simple but charming dining room table.
Source: Nora Murphy Country House Holiday

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comAdorable little gift boxes, ornaments and candles create a whimsical centerpiece for this pastel tablescape.
Source: Good Housekeeping

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA black and white polka dot runner brings a chic, charming touch to this simple Christmas tablescape that is accented with pops of red and gold.
Source: Coco Kelly

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA long, rustic strip of garland accents a plaid runner to create depth on this charming tablescape.
Source: Little Peanut

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA tartan runner scrunched up around wood bases and greenery looks super cozy and stylish.
Source: Cherished Bliss

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis Christmas tablescape is the perfect balance of rustic and modern style.
Source: The White Buffalo Styling Co.

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA white tablecloth and plates ensure that the gorgeous garland, candles and napkins pop on the table.
Source: Create/Enjoy

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSimplicity is wonderfully chic on this all-white table that allows the incredible garland to steal the show.
Source: Rue Magazine

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA small Christmas tree looks darling as the centerpiece to this black and white table.
Source: Shades of Blue Interiors

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite and gold is stunning on this super chic Christmas tablescape full of glamorous touches.
Source: Inspired by This

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Warm regards,
Megan

Inspiration for a Chic New Year’s Eve Party

My favorite New Year’s Eve parties are the chic, glamorous ones. They capture the excitement of a brand new year and are the perfect way to top off a season of celebrating. The occasion also offers a great opportunity to play with one of my favorite color schemes: black, white, silver and gold.

This color scheme is super easy to work with. Not only does it work with any style (traditional, contemporary, modern, rustic, etc) but it always looks stylish. There are plenty of decorative items out there in this scheme to facilitate your party and what doesn’t come in the right colors can easily be spray-painted for some DIY fun.

You can also recycle Christmas decor for your New Year’s Eve party. Anything in black, white, silver or gold can potentially be re-used to make your party even more budget-friendly.

To inspire you, here are even more ideas for a chic New Year’s Eve party.

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comChalkboard paper is an inexpensive and stylish backdrop for your party. Paint a gold frame around it for an extra flourish.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can’t have a New Year’s Eve party without confetti. Sprinkle it around your buffet table and hand it out in cups for guests to take to do some of their own decorating when the clock strikes twelve.
Source: The Glitter Guide

Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comHang balloons in varying sizes and shades on the wall for a champagne-popping look.
Source: Honey & Fitz

Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comLast year, Pillsbury posted this adorable tutorial for creating special New Year’s Eve treats. Simply turn the last strip into a 6.
Source: Pillsbury

Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and white stripes are always a staple of style. If you’re having a New Year’s Eve dinner, give it a twist by having everyone sit on the floor on pillows.
Source: Veranda

Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and white popcorn bags make for the perfect casual hors d’oeurves.
Source: Style Me Pretty

Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comUse chic trays to hold your drink station and hang silver and gold streamers for a simple yet very festive touch.
Source: Martha Stewart

Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comGold, silver and clear Christmas ornaments look like champagne fizzing when you toss them in vases for an easy centerpiece.
Source: Martha Stewart

Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comBrush gold paint along the bottom of white balloons for a super chic DIY project.
Source: Pottery Barn Kids

New Year’s Eve Table Setting Ideas

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comYou can never go wrong with black and white. I chose a black charger to create a nice contrast against a white place mat. The polka dots add some flair, while the gold glass provides a fun accent and more of a New Year’s Eve touch.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more glamorous look, I chose a white and silver palette with a few hints of gold. It was all about the shine and shimmer.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comAll gold can be just as powerful for a New Year’s Even party. The place mat brings some nice texture against the gold plates. For the glass, I chose simple clear stemware so as not to overwhelm the setting.

Hope you all have a fun and fabulous New Year!

Warm regards,
Megan

How to Create an Easy & Stylish Holiday Table Setting

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.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comA simple statue like this silver reindeer can serve as a charming place to put your guests’ name cards.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comHere, I’ve moved a gold version of the reindeer to the top of the setting for a simpler look.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comFor a slightly different variation, a sparkling pine cone dresses up the setting for a more nature-inspired look.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comA dazzling napkin holder mimics the placemat for a super glamorous holiday table setting.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comA mirrored look capture a Hollywood regency flair, which the penguin compliments to bring in a winter symbol.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comTo 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.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comHere 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.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comIf you want something a little less mainstream, ice blue or turquoise is a great alternative that still captures the winter spirit.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comWhat I love about these chargers are how they look like crushed ice. The icicle napkin ring pulls it all together.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comFor 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.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comEven 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.

Happy holidays!

Warm regards,
Megan

Thanksgiving Table Settings Round-Up

Create a memorable table with these 50 #Thanksgiving table ideas!

Thanksgiving is a very special holiday that brings family and friends together to show gratitude for what we have. While getting everyone together is definitely one of the best parts of Thanksgiving, I think most of us can agree that the food is a very close second.

The entire holiday is based around the idea of a feast bringing people together. Therefore, the table is an integral part of the occasion. There are endless ways to put your own spin on your Thanksgiving table and make it something that will delight your guests.

Whether you like a traditional approach or a more contemporary flair, these five posts are sure to inspire you.

thanksgivingtable0110 Stylish Ideas for a Thanksgiving Table
One of my favorite parts to planning Thanksgiving is decorating the table. It’s certainly the focal point of the holiday festivities, so I like to put a lot of love and care into making it special. These stylish Thanksgiving table ideas offer a lot of inspiration for every taste and share some ideas to make your tablescape extra special this year.

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.com10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas
A centerpiece is the heart of a beautiful tablescape. It is the element that can bring the whole table to life and pull together the story you are trying to tell, whether it’s a mood, a holiday, or simply a color scheme. During Thanksgiving, you want the feeling of fall and family. The following 10 Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas offer you a variety of inspiration.

fallcenterpiece0410 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas
It’s easy and inexpensive to give your home some seasonal flair with your centerpiece. For the fall, it’s all about incorporating warm colors, seasonal flowers, and other elements from nature such as pumpkins and gourds. The pieces can often be found right outside in your background or at your local market. Here are 10 DIY fall centerpiece ideas to inspire you.

napkin9Napkin Folds to Give Your Table the “Wow” Factor
Napkin folding is one of the best DIY ways to add pizazz and elegance to a table. Even the most simple napkin fold can make a statement. You would be amazed by the amount of creative ideas out there for napkin folds – the possibilities are endless! Here are my favorite ideas along with some tips to get you started and help you along the way.

kidsthanksgivingtable0210 Creative Ideas for a Kids Thanksgiving Table
For anyone who has a second table for kids during Thanksgiving, you have a really fun opportunity to be especially creative. When decorating a kids Thanksgiving table, you want to make sure it’s durable and maybe even supplies some entertainment for the kids, so they won’t only not mind sitting at a separate table ─ they will want to. Here are 10 ideas to inspire you.

At the end of the day, your Thanksgiving table is all about the people gathered around it. Keep the heart of the holiday in mind when decorating and you won’t go wrong.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

A centerpiece is the heart of a beautiful tablescape. It is the element that can bring the whole table to life and pull together the story you are trying to tell, whether it’s a mood, a holiday, or simply a color scheme.

During Thanksgiving, the theme is obvious. You want the feeling of fall and family. How you interpret this is entirely up to you and hinges a lot on the centerpiece that you choose. Do you want it to be elegant or casual? Do you want a lot of color or do you want it to be neutral? Do you want it to be traditional or something more contemporary?

The following 10 Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas run the whole gamut, offering you a variety of inspiration for a whole range of possibilities.

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA fall-inspired bouquet like this one is the perfect centerpiece to an elegant gathering.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA white pumpkin and wooden base create a chic, rustic centerpiece.
Tutorial: A Pumpkin and a Princess

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA large squash serves as a very unique base to give your table an element straight from nature.
Tutorial: Martha Stewart

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comAn orange medley pops against a rustic wood base for a charming piece.
Tutorial: Martha Stewart

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis tablescape took a glamorous approach to fall with a black and white palette accented with metallic decor.
Source: HGTV

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comGarland accented with pine cones and silver candlesticks create a magical centerpiece to the chic, rustic settings.
Source: Country Living

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comStacked pumpkins, pine cones, nuts and greenery bring nature to the table in this understated setting.
Source: HGTV

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA burlap table runner is the perfect backdrop for a chic, rustic centerpiece for the fall.
Source: Sand & Sisal

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comJust because it’s fall doesn’t mean your Thanksgiving table setting can’t feel fresh and light, like this one that focused on mostly white accents.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSometimes, just a little bit of garland is all you need for a subtle but beautiful centerpiece.
Source: Country Living

Many of the best elements for a Thanksgiving centerpiece can come right from your backyard or your local market. Be creative and break out the spray paint if you want to create something truly unique.

Warm regards,
Megan