In decorating a Christmas tablescape I take you along as I turn our dining table into an elegant Christmas tablescape. Decorating a tablescape for Christmas can be budget-friendly by working with decorations that you have on hand already. Come along with me as I share how I kept my 2020 Christmas tablescape budget-friendly.
One of the things I love about decorating is how using decor items in different ways creates different looks.
Last year I shared over on My Creative Manner how I designed our Christmas Tablescape. Since I had already spent most of my Christmas decorating budget this year. I decided to use some of the decor items I used last year.
For my Christmas decorations this year my theme colors were red, silver, white, and black. I wanted to have these colors flow throughout the house. Starting at the front door and ending here at the table.
Christmas Tablescape Design
One of my goals when I do a table centerpiece. Is to make sure I protect the table as much as I can.
Since one of the colors I’m using in my Christmas decorations is white I decided to use a white table runner I had. By using the white table runner it has already changed the look from last year.
The next thing I added to the Christmas centerpiece was the simple garland. The garland came from Target’s dollar spot last year.
The garland added a little bit of green to the table without overtaking it. After weaving battery powdered lights into the garland. I knew that the deer needed to be the center of the tablescape, just like last year.
There is something about candles that just add an elegant look to a table. The crystal candlestick holders I have had for years.
The dollar store has some nice-looking glass candlestick holders that would work just as well. The white candles I already happened to have.
The apothecary jars were part of my Easter tablescape but the candles are new. These candles are absolutely beautiful.
Silver on top and transitions into a black at the bottom. Making them perfect for my color theme.
Christmas Table Decorations
On both ends of the table runner, I placed a clear and white Christmas tree. These are trees were also used last year.
The glass tree will reflect the Christmas lights adding to that elegant look. The white tree helps to balance out all the glass.
Now I could have stopped there but why not take some of those Christmas ornaments and use them in the centerpiece.
I stood back and looked for empty spots then used the Christmas bulbs to fill in space. Don’t be afraid to move things around. If something doesn’t look right moving it the tiniest bit can change the look.
As I was doing the tablescape I moved the candlesticks and bulbs around a couple of times.
All the bulbs I used matched bulbs that are on both of my Christmas trees. This helps to tie the Christmas Tablescape to the trees.
This year I was a little bold and used black bulbs on a tree. So I had to use a few of those black bulbs on the tablescape.
At this point in my design, the only new cost was silver and black candles.
Last year I felt the red changers really popped on the table. Wanting more of a layered look, I was able to find these silver placemats at Home Goods.
The silver under the red chargers is a beautiful contrast.
The plates were my great grandmother’s china. As a little girl, I can remember standing in front of her china cupboard looking at these dishes.
Years after her passing my grandmother asked me if I would like them. I have cherished them ever since. The silver on the white plate matches my theme colors perfectly.
Needed a color in between the plates and the napkin, I reused the red bowls. These bowls are so cute they have a little sparkle to them.
I noticed that Home Goods still had some this year when I was in picking up the napkins.
The shiny silver napkin rings were my final purchase for the tablescape for Christmas this year.
Be sure to head over to our Youtube channel where you can watch the video of the tablescape being put together. Many Blessings for a wonderful Christmas season.
A Decorative Home is making home a little sweeter ~ Jen
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