The fun in holiday decorating your home is that it can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be depending on how much time and creativity you have. A centerpiece is not limited to a table; make it the focus of an entry way table or living room end table, kitchen island, or bookshelf. Below are some tips on how to successfully create a holiday centerpiece that will rival any decorating veteran:
- Consider the size of your centerpiece. Knowing how much space you have to work with is really important. This will dictate how the centerpiece might interfere with the function of your table. Large or square tables may look better with a larger centerpiece but a narrower table may look better with smaller, longer accents that draw the eye down the length of the table or through an entry way.
- Think about color. Having specific colors keeps the scheme of the centerpiece focused.
- Candles will add a touch of warmth and light to any centerpiece. They’re also a great and easy way to add height variation! Try to incorporate battery operated candles that sometimes come with a remote for ease of use.
- Adding real or faux seasonal natural elements in your centerpiece can really tie everything together while also adding a seasonal and festive touch. Consider natural accents like poinsettias, fir or pine branches, birch branches, or log tea light holders.
- Include your personality! It is your centerpiece after all. Don’t be afraid to incorporate a quirky element that reflects your sense of style into your overall design.
For the traditional decorator:
Turn your table into a heartwarming scene created with Possible Dreams “Gift Exchange” Santa. The traditional colors of Christmas paired with the playful snowman and feather earmuffs add extra holiday cheer. Add acrylic or glitter snowflakes on the table to set the scene.
The Snow Dream Collection from Snowbabies offers the traditional decorator the opportunity to include glass cloches filled with ornaments as a backdrop. Add a string of small battery operated lights inside the cloches to create a beautiful glow. Be sure to keep the battery pack outside of the cloche for easy access.
For the contemporary decorator:
Begin with a base of your favorite holiday table runner. Using something such as a wooden box, tray, or wine crate to add height. Adding a contained element makes the items in your centerpiece feel intentional. Build your centerpiece around colors or textures keeping in mind to add some objects with varied heights.
For the Village collector:
Create a meaningful centerpiece with Christmas Sweets from Department 56. This is a special holiday 2016 collection with a focus on the joy of giving and receiving chocolate. They all feature a beautifully lit display inside that will capture your attention immediately. Add a dash of “real plastic snow” and you’re set!
For the minimalist decorator:
Start dreaming of a white Christmas on your table! Start with using the varying heights of our birch branch trees and fill in the spaces between with pinecones or ornaments, faux snow, or varying colors of sisal trees. Still craving a splash of color? Consider accents of icy blue or red.Share This Post!