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How to Lay the Perfect Holiday Table

Written by Greystar
Edited by Greystar
Lifestyle November 17, 2021

The dinner table is a sacred place where friends and family come together to eat food, share daily happenings, and unwind in good company. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two times of year where your dinner table and the meals that sit atop are more popular than ever, so why not add extra spice with fun Christmas table décor or Thanksgiving table décor? 

Feast your eyes as we show you how to add a tasteful Christmas table setting and Thanksgiving table setting for your upcoming holiday shenanigans. 

Winter Wonderland
Wow your guests with refined holiday table décor that shimmers like the flakes of snow falling on a Christmas morning, or a centerpiece that will turn heads. Touches of silver, gold, and alabaster white tabletop items will brighten the ambiance and fill your dinner guests with glee. Bring out your finest silverware, plates, and glasses for this elegant theme.   

Rustic Holiday Table
Calling all fairy-tale, woodland, and greenery fans! Rustic holiday table decorations for your Christmas place setting (or Thanksgiving place setting) have become increasingly popular over the years and dressing your table with goblets, an assortment of candles, and burlap table runners will make for Instagram-worthy photo-shoots. Also, charcuterie boards look great on rustic table settings, so make sure to check out tips on making a great spread. 

Merry and Bright 
It’s never a bad idea to take the classical approach when buying Christmas table décor and adorning your table with holly garland, pine-cones, and figurines resembling Santa and his elves. You can even find a centerpiece with greenery, red ribbons, and poinsettia flowers. Your dining room décor can transport you into one of your favorite classical holiday movies with this holiday table decorations theme. 
(Psst, don’t forget the mistletoe near the entryway!)

Simple and Sweet
If you’re not much into dining room décor there’s nothing wrong with keeping it simple and subtle. You don’t have to make a bold statement with your decorations, you can keep it low maintenance with simple ideas for your holiday table decorations. A lot of people who want to go the muted approach opt for a simple feel with painted mason jars, a single-color runner, and little touches of pumpkins or greenery depending on the occasion. 
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