Monday, September 9, 2013

Holiday Table Decorating Ideas Made Easy

The food-filled holiday season is the ideal time for showing off your gift for table decorating. Whether it’s your first time hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or time to start planning your annual Christmas get together, Hidden Treasures Décor and More has tips on three essentials - choosing a theme, creating a mood with lighting and putting together place settings that pop.

Deciding on the Décor

Just because it’s a holiday that doesn’t mean you can’t pick a specific theme to inspire the décor. For example, during Thanksgiving you can leave the turkeys in the oven and center design elements around pumpkins by incorporating an orange color scheme, using pumpkin shaped plates and adding art pieces like our Resin Give Thanks Pumpkins.

Also, don’t be afraid to go a little outside the box. Using the example above you can also utilize empty pumpkin flavored beer bottles as décor or turn them into homemade glasses. Want to appeal to more than just the eye? Trade out your everyday candles for ones that have a pumpkin aroma. The unexpected always makes an impact – no matter which of the senses you’re pleasing.

Plate Things Up Perfectly 

When you have people coming by for the holidays the food is often what you spend the most time and energy preparing. If you've ever been to a restaurant where the food was plated up to perfection you know that no matter how delicious it is people will stop to admire how amazing everything looks before they dig in.

Put focus on the food by plating it up on dishes that invoke the joy of the holiday. Decorative plates, with fun designs look great before, during, and after the food has been eaten. But don’t stop at the plates. Go one step further and add special place mats for them to rest on. Settings like our Holly Dots Placemats add a pop of color to the table and are just one more way to pull the entire design together.

Set the Mood with Soft Lighting

Talk to any cinematographer and they will tell you there’s nothing more important than lighting when setting a scene. Candlelight doesn't have to be reserved for a romantic dinner for two. Soft candlelight instantly creates an intimate feel for any dinner party and beautiful lighting that makes everything look better. Candles will also give your tabletop a touch of elegance. Single candle holders are excellent for placing just the right amount of light wherever you need it, while ones that hold numerous candles will offer more ample lighting.

Don’t want to worry about burning candles while hosting? Flame-less Pillar Candles provide a similar lighting effect without the use of fire. Our flame-less candles are made of real wax to give them an authentic look and feel.

Deciding on a theme, setting the mood with lighting and creating a place setting that dresses up your everyday table – as long as you take care of these three elements your table decorating will be easy.

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