This year, impress your guests with a sleek and sophisticated holiday vignette. A gleaming metallic themed table surrounded by soft flickering candlelight creates a wonderful display and adds inviting appeal to your tabletop.
Have a trending color in mind? Spice up your tabletop and add it to your neutral metallic theme. That's the beauty of having neutral pieces! Add a touch of whimsy to your elegant theme with accent color! Loving pink this year? Add a pink tablecloth, napkins and/or a few ornaments and voila!
If a pink tablecloth is too bold for your taste, use pink napkins and scatter a few bright ornaments across the length of the table:
Budget-friendly tips to save on your tabletop decor:
1. Use ornaments or pinecones to fill apothecary jars, martini glasses and bowls you already have around the house.
2. Now that silver is "back in style," I've been using it for cookies, crackers and more. Try lining a silver tray with striped tissue paper. See my tray idea in action HERE.
3. Purchase sparkle or metallic stickers to place on bowls and vases to create unique and festive pieces. Use the stickers HERE for a Kate Spade-inspired project! Update! It is too late to order stickers for Christmas, but you could get lucky at JoAnn Fabrics or Michaels and find pearl, rhinestone, etc. stickers in-store to embellish your stemware.
4. Corningware is not only affordable, but makes its mark on neutral dinnerware with its timeless style. I've been using Corningware for years and it always works well with my neutral theme-based tabletop decor! Along with pies, I use my corningware French White Pie Plate for vegetable dishes, quiche and desserts.
5. Candles add warmth and ambiance to your tabletop. Consider varying heights of candlesticks or several shimmering votives running across the length of the table.
6. Invite the outdoors in with pinecones, twigs spray painted gold or silver and placed in a vase, and sprigs of holly. Holly can be inserted into napkin ring holders or placed at the base of candlesticks.
7. Layer your look. Begin with a tablecloth, placemat or tablerunner (one or more), a charger plate, followed by a dinner plate on top. Add a placecard, favor or napkin on top of the plate to finish off your festive setting.
How will you be decorating your holiday tabletop this year? Do you like to change the theme each year? Share your comments and ideas in the comments below!