Dining Table Decorating For the Holidays – That You Haven’t Thought Of
The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family. The dining table is the centerpiece of these festivities with the elaborate banquets and endless goodies bringing the party goers back time and time again. Impress your guests and set the tone for the event by jazzing up your table. Consider some of the following ideas:
o Color Coordinated Dishes. Holiday or seasonal colored and themed dishes are typical. However, I encourage you to be creative and think outside of the box. Times have changed and you no longer have to follow the rules taught by your mom and your mom’s mom. Mismatched table settings, when coordinated appropriately, are fabulous.
o Cloth Napkins. Cloth napkins are the perfect accent element to tie the rest of your decorations together. They are a simple inclusion that adds a huge impact while sending a message of sophistication. They can be purchased in a wide variety of colors and patterns and add real elegance to your meal. Folding a cloth napkin, 5 star restaurant style, is simple and step-by-step instructions can be found via a simple online search.
o Accent Pieces. Placing accent pieces around the table and other dining room furniture help create the overall theme. Accent piece options are endless. Feel free to use your imagination. Some examples include: fall foliage, colorful fruits, and floral arrangement.
o Candles. For an elegant look, place a large round or square (depending on the shape of your table) mirror under the candles to increase the effect of the flickering lights. For a more natural effect, craft candle holders out of unique fruit such as a cherimoya or an Asian pear or a more traditional gourd, apple, mini pumpkin, or orange.
o Table Runners. Table runners are the up-scale version of table clothes. Enough said.