Photo above styled by @peteandselena
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the joy of hosting family and friends for festive meals. One of the focal points of these gatherings is undoubtedly the dining room table. Whether you're preparing for a cozy Thanksgiving dinner, a cheerful Hanukkah or Christmas feast, or any other holiday celebration, styling your dining table appropriately can enhance the festive atmosphere and leave a lasting impression on your guests. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the festive season, simplicity can be a guiding principle that not only eases your stress but also enhances the beauty of your celebrations. In this blog post, we'll explore simple and inspiring ideas to help you style your dining room table for the holidays, creating a warm and inviting ambiance for your loved ones.
01 // Begin By Establishing the Foundation
02 // Incorporate Texture
Layer Jute Placemats to add texture and warmth. If you go with a neutral tablecloth or runner, you may want to add some color or patterns with pretty napkins. Style the napkins with a woven napkin ring or tie the napkin with a pretty ribbon or jute tie. You can layer small decorative items under the napkin ring like pinecones, cinnamon sticks, or even mini ornaments. Personal touches make your guests feel special and appreciated.
03 // Bring in Organic Elements
Create a captivating centerpiece that reflects the holiday spirit. It could be a seasonal floral arrangement, faux or real branches, or beautiful cedar garland. Choose a focal point that doesn’t obstruct views or conversations across the table. We love to incorporate a handmade or vintage vase or planter for added character.
photo (left) by : @peteandselena
04 // Set the Mood
Create a warm and inviting ambiance by using candles and candlesticks holders of various colors, heights, and textures. We love mixing our different hand forged candle holders with various textures of candle sticks (including twisted and hobnail). Embrace the warm glow, play around with colors and styles, and let your table shine with the flicker of candlelight.
All of our guidelines for creating a simple, yet beautiful holiday table apply throughout every season (no matter the gathering). We emphasized the importance to keep it simple and incorporate natural textures and materials. In the age of excess, embracing simplicity is a breath of fresh air. Keeping your holiday table decor simple not only reduces stress, but it also allows you and your guests to focus on what truly matters: the joy of being together.