It’s that time of year when family and friends gather to share a meal and holiday cheer. Will you be entertaining this year? If so, not only will you want your holiday food to taste special, but you’ll want your table setting to express timeless elegance. Why not create a natural holiday table setting this year? Natural table settings can be quite beautiful as well as inexpensive to create. Here are some ideas on how to create natural holiday table settings:
Use natural materials for your table setting in unique ways.
Transform a clear glass jar into a unique vase by gluing cinnamon sticks to it using a hot glue gun. Make sure the cinnamon sticks touch one another so you can’t see the underlying glass. Fill your cinnamon stick vase with beautiful flowers, plants, or fruits. Attach a big red ribbon and use it as a centerpiece. You can also glue dried fruit pieces to a glass container to create an interesting centerpiece for your table. Think out of the box a bit. Why not cover a glass jar, vase, or terra cotta pot completely with nuts such as walnuts, pecans, or almonds, either in their shells or out of their shells? Add some flowers, greenery, and ribbons and you have a one-of-a-kind holiday centerpiece.
Keep the color scheme for your natural holiday table setting simple and tasteful.
Don’t try to use too many colors to create your natural holiday table setting. Pick one or two colors to dominate your design and two accent colors. This will make your design much more effective. Choose colors that will coordinate and compliment your dining area. Just because you’re creating a natural setting doesn’t mean it has to be devoid of color. You can add color with green or red apples, orange or yellow citrus fruits, fresh herbs, flowers, and colorful ribbons.
Use the power of light to enhance your natural table setting.
Nothing adds to the ambience of a table setting more than candles. Place them in pretty settings on your table to add light and atmosphere. It’s best to use unscented candles since your guests want to enjoy the scent of your delicious food.
Add interest by varying the height of your components.
A holiday table setting always looks more interesting when items are displayed at various levels. Create pedestals for portions of your table setting by draping elegant fabrics over stacks of books or other suitable items. This will give your display added interest and dimension.
Be creative with your place cards.
Enhance your nature theme by creating natural place card holders using pine cones, miniature pumpkins, and other small fruits and vegetables. Make sure your place card holders are consistent with your centerpiece to create a unified, natural holiday table setting.
Creating holiday table settings using natural materials can be an interesting break from the traditional Christmas table setting. Your guests will appreciate the special atmosphere that your natural table setting will create for the holiday meal.