Don’t let the thought of setting a beautiful holiday table discourage you! Use these tips to get the perfect table runner decorations for the season.
Don’t you just love decorating for the holiday season? Having a beautiful Christmas dinner table is one of my favorite things to do but sometimes thinking about filling all of that surface space can feel daunting. Especially when it is a larger table.
The trick is to set the mood with a beautiful table centerpiece and the rest is easy flow from there. Here are my simple tips for getting the perfect Christmas table runner and decor to have your holiday table set in minutes and ready for a family gathering.
How to set a beautiful Christmas table with runner and decor!
Welcome to A Very Global Christmas where Casa Watkins Living and I are sharing twelve days of globally inspired DIYs, decorating tips, and entertaining ideas. We are already on day ten if you can believe it and will be wrapping up the series this week!
You can find all of the posts from this year and previous years at A Very Global Christmas page. Today we are sharing table decor ideas so make sure to pop on over to Stephanie’s beautiful site to see her kitchen table decor.
Tip One: Think outside the box with a unique table runner! This can be a global printed fabric, your favorite wrapping paper, a scarf, blanket, or like I used; a Japanese obi which is the sash that goes around the kimono.
Keep in mind the size of your table when choosing the width of your table runner. A larger table can handle a 24 wide inch scarf laid out flat while with a smaller table you should fold it longways first.
Tip Two: Use an appropriate size table centerpiece. Create a wow factor by using a grouping of similar items like brass candlesticks or a large decorative bowl for flowers, ornaments, or candles. Think of the depth of the table in thirds if you are unsure how much space it should take. The centerpiece can fill up to a third.
Check out how I created chinoiserie Christmas centerpieces!!
Two more effortless ways to achieve a beautiful and large Christmas centerpiece on your table runner is to either lay a decorated or natural wreath flat on the table with candle sticks in the middle for height. Or place an inexpensive poinsettia in a pretty container. Both are stunning options.
Tip Three: Add in accessories on either side of your centerpiece. These decorative pieces can be a small version of your centerpiece or something simple like pillar candles wrapped in garland. For a longer table try using 2-3 additional pieces on each side of the center or start with two centerpieces.
Tip Four: When having a beautiful table runner and decor the table settings will come easily. Mix up sets of dishes for an eclectic mix or your best china for a traditional dinner. Top each setting with an ornament, mini wreath, fresh sprig, or faux flower to complete the look!
I had so much fun decorating our dining chandelier too. Just a simple piece of garland did the trick and makes a beautiful statement.
I hope all of these tips inspired you to set a seasonal table this year! I would love to hear your favorite decorating tips for a Christmas table and any other comments or questions. Just leave me a comment and let’s chat.
Now on to see Stephanie’s beautiful kitchen island decor.
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