Setting the table doesn’t have to be a chore. Having friends and family over for the holidays gives you a chance to let everyone know your home design skills are just as sharp as your fashion skills. Here are a few easy ways to have the most chic holiday table in the neighborhood.
Match it up: Sure, this is a basic tip, but making sure all your plates and flatware match is the easiest way to get a cohesive look for your table. If you’ve been using mismatched cups or plates, make the investment and get a matching set. Easy!
Add a centerpiece. You don’t have to be a professional florist to create a gorgeous centerpiece for the table! Daisies and carnations are easy to find, easy to arrange and look absolutely adorable. Of course, a centerpiece doesn’t have to have flowers. Fill a wide, deep vase with foil-wrapped candy, colorful citrus fruits, or multi-colored seashells.
Pick whimsical table accessories: If you’re worried your plain white plates are too boring for the holidays, worry not! A table can accessorize just like a fashionista can. Try a table runner in gleaming golds or rich reds for a lovely wintery look, and add fun butter dishes, cream pourers, or espresso cups.
Impress your guests with some easy origami: Origami napkins sound like a major undertaking, but some shapes only look hard. We love this blooming rose design that will get your visitors talking about your superior hostessing skills.
Write it out: A handwritten place card adds a homey touch to any holiday table. Get out your best pen or marker and write out everyone’s name on a card (or get a friend with beautiful handwriting to help).