Anybody up for some Inspiration for your Holiday Table?
I love this time of year when fall rolls around bringing her cool crisp air, deep colors and early evenings. She all but requires chunky sweaters, fuzzy socks and long evenings enjoying the cozy of home. Followed by more hot chocolate and the flickering flames of fireplaces in winter. I think this instinctive turning towards home is much of why decorating for these seasons is so much fun. My favorite decorations are those natural ones that transition seamlessly from fall to Christmas and right into winter. Though I don’t have all the decor details worked out yet for this year, here are a few gorgeous tablescapes to bring a little inspiration for you Holiday table in this season and the next …
Natural Elements with a few Surprises
Kristen over at Ella Claire has an amazing eye for beautiful and inviting decor whatever the season. She also has some great practical tips for helping our own decorating feel effortless. One of her suggestions for tablescapes is to lay out each place setting first and then add the centerpiece. This allows the centerpiece to be a focal point without guests feeling crowded in their space.
Bre of Rooms for Rent says that creating tablescapes is one of her absolute favorite things to do. Not only is she a fun person to be around, her relaxed style is one that encourages others in creating beauty in their own spaces. And her fall tablescape this year does not disappoint! From the use of mixed metals to last year’s Christmas bay leaf garland, it all comes together and creates an elegant yet carefree place to gather.
A smooth transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas
Granted, Liz Marie’s dining room has so many gorgeous layers that it’s pretty amazing whatever the season. I love the layers of cozy simplicity she created with natural linens, wood, wire, jute and soft velvet pumpkins. This space could easily be ready for Christmas in a matter of minutes by replacing the pumpkins with small potted evergreens, leaving more time and energy to enjoy those gathered around the table.
Jennifer and Jamie are the creatives behind the Dear Lillie Blog and shop offering stunning typography on everything from wall signs and downloadable prints to t-shirts and pillow covers. How brilliant is her dining room buffet all dressed for fall with real elements that can quickly be switched out for Christmas accents?
Unique Color and Pattern Choices
Lucy, aka MsCraftberrybush, is a talented artist with a gift of combining different colors and textures that draw you into a space. Her use of blue, brown and copper throughout her tablescape create a clean and cozy backdrop allowing the food itself to become part of the color scheme.
Last week I linked to the Advanced Hand Lettering Course on Jeanne Oliver’s site, so you can tell she’s another one I enjoy following. Her fall tablescape uses the ever popular fall plaid but in more traditional Christmas colors. And then there’s the white fur and wood chargers and strings of overhead lights. There are so many things to love about this outdoor gathering space!
I hope these tablescapes inspire you to create beauty as your family and friends gather in the coming weeks. I look forward to seeing how each of these ladies, and several more, inspire us in the Christmas Farmhouse Holiday Decor Series. You can check out the Christmas tours on each of their blogs beginning on November 1st, which happens to be next week!
What are your favorite elements to use in decorating for fall and Christmas?