4 Tips on Setting a Stylish Christmas Table

Transform a plain table into an elegant piece that's perfect for Noche Buena


Apart from working on the menu for the upcoming holiday celebration and finalizing the decor that you will display at home, you also need to think about the dining table. It isn't enough that you have a lovely centerpiece and an interesting tablecloth! You need to style and dress it up for the occasion! If you're looking for ideas on how to liven up the dining table, here are a few ideas that you can try:

Main photo from: Inspiring Interiors.

Print out the menu and prepare place cards

Make the get-together special by giving guests an idea of what to expect. Print out the menu on specialty paper and place it on top of each plate.

Make them feel extra special by having place cards, too! You don't need an elaborate layout for the menu and cards—a sleek and readable font will do.

Work on an interesting centerpiece

Do you have a theme in mind? The centerpiece needs to follow the overall theme of the celebration: whether it's a white Christmas, a fancy dinner, or a casual lunch. To keep things simple, you may simply fill a clear bowl with Christmas balls and pine cones. You can also work with jars and vases.

To make the most of the dining table space, you can display desserts: cookies, brownies, and chocolates as the centerpiece.

READ: Christmas Table Settings—Working with Christmas Ornaments.

Accessorizing is a must

You don't need to have tons of accessories on the table—otherwise, it will only turn into clutter that can overshadow the food and affect the ambiance. Opt for scented candles, a few tabletop decor, and an interesting tablecloth.

Bring out your best dinnerware

We're sure that you can't wait to use your prized plates, glasses, and bowls! Showcase your collection by using it for the party. Be careful not to bring everything out! Choose the set that goes well with the theme of your decor and the accessories that you have on the table.

READ: Christmas Table Settings—A White and Gold Christmas Celebration.

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