It’s hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner! From gatherings with friends, to formal dinner parties, and even hosting the extended family for a seated dinner – how are you prepping for the holidays season this year?
Last month I shared last minute tips on getting your home ready for the holidays, but today I’m sharing a glimpse into what’s going on this week at my personal home! The halls are decked and I’ve been putting finishing touches on the formal dinning room table setting that I have set up.
I’ll be sharing a step-by-step process on how to recreate the look in your home this season.
1. Select an Overarching Style/Theme – In my day-to-day life I am a farm girl at heart with a longing for a touch of glitz and glamour that serves as a striking contrast to natural elements. The holidays are all about making new memories and cherishing the old, so I wanted the table setting to reflect that.
2. The Essentials (Glassware, Plates, Utensils, and Napkins) – Start with the basics, taking inventory of what you already have in stock and work around this to create the perfect holiday look.
Ask yourself these questions – Do you already have a set of holiday china? Is your year-round china neutral or a statement piece?
3. Make a Wishlist – After pulling out your current stock, make a wishlist of key missing essentials + statement pieces your would like to work into the overall setting.
Pro-tip: you don’t have to break the bank here! After making note of what was “missing” from my desired table setting, I went to the local Pier One to grab a few things.
3. Centerpiece / Decorations – Finding the a balance between a perfectly styled table without forgetting the table’s man function – serving and eating food.
When selecting a centerpiece, try to avoid overpowering floral arrangements, candles, etc. that will disrupt/block conversation flow.
The elements pulled for the centerpiece (pinecones, leafs, berries, antlers) all work together to further enhance the theme of the table setting – Woodys Chic.
Head over to WCNC to learn more about enhancing your everyday holiday living by setting the table.