All That Twinkles:
Ideas For Elegant Holiday Table Decor
There are many ways to decorate your table for the holidays, but when it comes to creating an atmosphere for a once-in-a-season event, it's hard not to get your heart set on an elegant look. Unlike the whimsical Christmas scene you created in the front lawn or the kid-crafted layout in the living room, your dining table is one of the few areas in your home where you're truly encouraged to create a classy holiday atmosphere. Try out some of these ideas for making your table decor look elegant and eye-catching this year.
When the word "elegant" is used to describe Christmas decorations, it usually calls to mind images of solid gold, pure silver and other materials associated with traditional extravagance. Thankfully, you don't need to spend a fortune these days to create a table setting that uses all of these elegant touches. All sorts of decor items, from tableware and table linens to accent ornaments and detailed centerpieces, allow you to add a classy holiday color scheme to your table without emptying your pockets.
Quality Over Quantity
One common mistake people make when trying to turn their elegant Christmas decoration ideas into a reality is adding too much stuff. An elegant look doesn't have to be packed with details. After all, your guests are going to want to be able to see who's sitting across from them and have some elbowroom to enjoy the meal you prepared. Cut back and focus your energy on finding a few quality items to feature.
Whether you have access to tableware that is elegant in itself or plan on going with a simpler presentation, there is one element you can introduce to immediately give your table a classy look. Crystal clear glass is the ultimate neutral decor material. Fill up glass bowls, trays or goblets with Christmas accents like pine cones, ornaments or evergreen sprigs, or sprinkle your table setting with decorative glass tea light holders.
Can't Go Wrong With Greenery
The wreath on the front door and the garland draped across your mantel are used again and again because they're simple and timeless. There aren't many things that symbolize Christmas as well as the evergreen, so weaving it into your decor is never a bad idea if you're looking to create an elegant look that doesn't slack on the traditional theme. As a bonus, it will also give your house a coordinated feel.
It's Not Christmas Without Candles
You can decorate your table with a wide variety of traditional Christmas symbols, but sometimes the magical feeling of the holiday season doesn't really kick in until you've lit up your meal with candlelight. No matter how you choose to set your holiday table, you can always add an elegant atmosphere to the room by turning down the lights and brightening everything up with a beautiful glow.
Elegant holiday table decor doesn't have to cost a fortune to look great. The goal of your design shouldn't be trying to make the presents under your tree look like cheap toys in comparison. You'll find plenty of affordable ways to create a stunning holiday table setting this season in the wide range of Christmas products available at The Lakeside Collection.