How to Cre­ate a Hol­i­day Tablescape

Country Sampler Holiday Homes December 2018 - - Festive Homes -

“I’m not a crafty per­son,” says Kim Ja­covich, “but I like to play with and work through dif­fer­ent ideas for the ta­ble.” Here are her tips for cre­at­ing a rus­tic- glam­orous hol­i­day tablescape:

CHOOSE YOUR TABLE­CLOTH OR RUN­NER FIRST

This base of fab­ric (or even pa­per!) will form your back­drop and give cues for what to in­clude in your ar­range­ment.

SE­LECT ITEMS OF VARY­ING HEIGHTS

Ac­cents at var­i­ous lev­els will cre­ate a dy­namic look, but make sure all items, in­clud­ing the cen­ter­piece, are short enough to al­low for con­ver­sa­tion and pass­ing of dishes.

LAY DOWN YOUR GAR­LAND AND THEN FILL IN

Po­si­tion the gar­land, pre­vent­ing it from hang­ing over the ta­ble edges, and place other items around it. Can­dles add a soft glow, and ar­ti­fi­cial snow or metal­lic paint cre­ates in­stant win­try glamour.

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