Green and red are iconic of Christmas, but they are not the best combination of colors when setting a dining table. They are not the only options for holiday tablecloths, place settings and centerpieces. Blue, white and silver are a gorgeous alternative. They coordinate beautifully, and they create an atmosphere that exudes festive winter flair. Consider these easy ways to set beautiful yuletide tables, and impress your guests with lovely decor, dazzling place settings and more.
Begin with a Snow-White Tablecloth
The tablecloth is the largest part of a gorgeous dining table, and it is more than just a protective covering. It is the backdrop for the plates, place settings and centerpieces. When striving to set a beautiful Christmas table, begin with a snow-white fabric tablecloth. It will represent a blanket of new fallen snow, and it will serve as a lovely background for blue and silver plates, decorations and accessories. They will stand out beautifully against the stark white cloth.
Create a Centerpiece with a Blue Silk Scarf, a Mirror Tray and a Mini Holiday Tree
Instead of buying a ready-made centerpiece for your Christmas table, assemble a few ordinary pieces to create an extraordinary display. Begin with a light blue silk neck scarf with fringe. Place it across the center of the table. Use the photo as a visual guide. Create gentle folds instead of smoothing it out. Even before topping it with the centerpiece, it will look stunning.
Top the center of the scarf with a mirror tray. Choose one with beveled edges. They can be found in most major craft stores. It will beautifully reflect parts of the centerpiece that would otherwise go unnoticed, and it will significantly enhance a lighted display. Best of all, it will look different from every angle.
After placing the mirror on the scarf, top it with a mini holiday tree that includes tiny ornaments and battery-operated strings of lights. Wrap blocks or small boxes with pretty blue, silver and white gift wrap and ribbons. It will create a magical display that will further augment the celebration. Until the food is served, guests will not be able to take their eyes off of the Christmas table centerpiece.
Add Blue, White and Silver Chargers and Plates
Set your Christmas dining table with silver chargers, white dinner plates and gorgeous blue salad plates. Pull out your best flatware and crystal goblets. Set the dining table with blue fabric napkins that match the salad plates. Because the colors are not limited to the Christmas holiday, they can be mixed, matched and used in creative ways for other celebratory occasions.
Source: Professional Home Decorating and Advanced Crafting Experience