Creating a tablescape for the holidays that you actually love can be really simple. For me, the trick is all in the centerpiece because it's really where everyones eyes are surely going to meet. I created this Scandinavian-inspired piece using affordable and attainable elements that works equally well for both Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the winter holidays.
- Wreath with lots of greenery (tip: use a fake wreath to last all winter long and to reuse elsewhere, try some fake snow or white paint to add a winter flair)
- Natural elements (like twigs from the yard and other greenery)
- Black and White accents
1. Begin by placing your wreath in the center and work your way outward. Picture the wreath as the body and the other elements the arms that reach the span of the table so everything flows and feels unified.
2. If you are using a fake wreath, which I did, you can add real greenery to tuck into the wreath to add texture and dimension.
3. Place your candles into the center of the wreath by simply using candle holders. I opted for tall candle sticks so it wouldn't be too close to my wreath and become a fire hazard!
4. Begin tucking your long and sculptural twigs and greenery all around the outsides of the wreath so it reaches across your table. Keep it simple by choosing one or two natural elements.
5. To reach the parts of the table that might feel bare and awkward, disperse your white accents in a random pattern. I used simple bottle brush trees and little wooden stars. I also placed extra candles to add more of that lovely ambience to the space.
6. Now your table is ready to be set to entertain!
See? Told you it was easy. Just remember: keep things as simple as they can be, without sacrificing your personal style, of course. Choose bright whites and dramatic blacks. As well as cool hues such as grey and blue. Use plenty of natural elements and wood to add texture and warmth. And when all else fails - candles, candles, and more candles! Keeping these things in mind will make decorating smooth and as stress-free as possible.