Inspiration to set an elegant Christmas tablescape

Today I am sharing an elegant Christmas tablescape and a few tips for setting your holiday table in style. I have shared many Christmas tablescapes with you over the years, but my love for a white and silver tablescape is strong this year! It reminds me of the Colorado snow and how much I miss home! Although we rarely get snow here in Dallas, my table will be set for the occasion. 

When I was a kid, I was in awe of how my mom set a beautiful table for our family to gather around at Christmas time to enjoy all of our favorite foods. Now as I design my own, I want to stick with the tradition of gathering my family together around the dinner table because I think the table should be a reflection of the celebration! 

I like designing my table with both old and new pieces. For this table I started with a beautiful white tablecloth, which makes a good foundation and incorporated a lot of texture on top - runner, napkin rings and plate decor. Each place setting is a combination of a smooth antique silver charger and my go-to classic white dinner plate, while my grandmother's stemware adorn the table setting beautifully. I chose a shimmery silver runner and ran mini berry bushes along it to add color and movement to the table. Keeping the centerpieces low is key when setting a table, this way guests can see and converse with everyone. The mini berry bushes add a pop of color, but it's not overwhelming. 

As you know, I joined a few talented blogger friends to share 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration, so make sure you take a look at all their posts at the bottom of mine!

  • Bring the outdoors in - on every table I design, I always add in greenery or flowers or some type of outdoor element {faux or real}
  • For this table I used a soft silver palette to keep everything grounded
  • Adding pops of color throughout your table keeps the design festive yet polished
  • Think about lighting - will your dinner be lit by daylight, overhead light or candlelit? There is something about flickering candles that adds instant warmth to a table
  • Set your table before your guests arrive - this helps your guests feel welcome and frees you up to mingle with them
I hope these tips have inspired you to set an elegant Christmas tablescape of your own. 

Day 11 of 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration: 

Make sure you join me for the 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration blog hop along with Brianna of Parties with a Cause; Sarina of Joy in the Commonplace and Jordan of Jordan's Easy Entertaining! 

I hope you have enjoyed our ELEVENTH day of Christmas inspiration, please make sure you come back each day for more!

As a lifestyle blogger, it is my hope BellaGrey Designs continues to be an inspiration for you!

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