5 Tips To Style Your Holiday Table

Happy Friday!   Have you been following our design tips to style your holiday table?  Little details are not usually planned in advance, but with a little guidance let’s make this year a bit different.  It’s not too late to use these tips to style your holiday table. In collaboration with 6 design bloggers, we are bringing you designers’ insight that will help you create beautiful table settings.

Tip #1:  It all starts with a concept.  Gather inspiration, collect what you have before shopping.  This is fun so enjoy yourself.  Go ahead and give yourself permission to think out of the box.

It all started with a little Fa-la-la, Christmas crackers I found at one of my favorite shops.

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Gathering vintage pieces from around the house the concept (vintage dog figures and porcelain baskets) was  complete before shopping.  A playful table with vintage pieces.

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Tip #2:  Bring your centerpiece vessel to the florist for a one-of-a-kind centerpiece.  I love working with flowers.  I bought 3 dozen roses to get a full look for my centerpiece.  Free Tip:  Designers have access to wholesale flower market bringing you a wider selection of  flowers not available at your local flower shop or grocery store.

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Tip #3:  To style your table add a little drama and the unexpected.  Instead of a tablecloth, give your table some SWAG.  Drape the center of your table with eucalyptus.  At just $8-$12 a bundle, it is economical and chic.  Free Tip:  Keep the eucalyptus in a vase with water until the day of your dinner or event for a fresh look.

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Tip #4:  Layer your room with lighting.  Put your overhead lights and lamps on dimmers.  Create sparkle with candle light, wax or battery operated.  Everyone look fabulous with a glow.

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Tip #5: Open a bottle of champagne and serve in beautiful glasses.  Toast to your guest for joining you in your home.   Glasses under $6.00 each.  Free Tip:  Rent drinking glasses for larger parties.  At the end of the night, there is no washing.  Just put them back in the crate for your scheduled pickup.

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Stay tune for more tips and follow me on Instagram #iCanHelpYouStyle.   Joining are: @homeandfabulous, @oscarbravohome @splendorstyling @monicabenavidez, @casawatkinsblog, @idknowhowshedoesit and yours truly, @idhomedecor    Each of us have been sharing a tip each day to help you create beautiful tables for the holidays.

Thanks for stopping by.

Ivy de Leon

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About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and flea market finds with antiques and vintage pieces to create inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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