December 22nd, 2015

How to Create the Perfect Holiday Tablescape


You may be trying to think of creative ways to set your holiday table this year. Rather than the traditional red and green holiday color scheme, I suggest trying a new, unexpected color.

Using non-traditional colors looks fresh and modern on a dining room holiday tablescape.

I like to use the color turquoise.

holiday tablescape using a turquoise color scheme

I chose to use the color after I painted a cabinet in my dining room with Pacific Coast Blue from Glidden paint. Traditional red and green just didn’t go with it, hence the change to using turquoise and greenery in my dining room. I liked the color scheme so much that I ended up using it to decorate my entire house, not just the dining room.

Christmas tablescape

The color pairs well with pinks and greens. I also love how traditional Christmas evergreens looks with the color.

Holiday tablesetting placecards

It goes with gold and silver beautifully, too.

Holiday Tabesetting Tips:

  • Create place cards for the table by wrapping a small gift for each guest. Use your computer’s word processer and the font Cantoni to write the names. Print and then cut the names out with scissors. Tuck under the bow on each gift box. Place the boxes on top of each plate.

Turquoise and silver color scheme holiday tablescape

  • For a simple centerpieces, place a few decorative floral Christmas tree picks in a vase.

Holiday Tablesettings using oraments

  • When creating your holiday tablescape, you don’t need to buy new items to wow your guests. I like to shop my house to find items to repurpose into table decor. Using what you have as-is or adding a simple tweak to the items will bring a festive touch to the table.
  • I painted a few thrift store books in Marshmallow White to add some height to the candle holders. For holiday sparkle and shine, I placed a few modern and vintage tree ornaments randomly on the table.

Holiday tablescape idea

  • Don’t forget to decorate above the table. Hang a favorite ornament from the chandelier using thin craft wire.

If you are not a fan of the color turquoise you can’t go wrong with using your own favorite color to decorate. It will make finding and repurposing items to use on the table around your house much easier since you probably already own many items in the color. Plus, gold, silver and greenery go with almost every color.

What color scheme do you use when setting your holiday table?

Happy Holidays!


This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.