While making holiday
decorations, an interesting idea is to have a table
decoration, which reflects the holiday spirit.
Decorating tables are known as tabletop arrangements
or as Tablescapes. Tablescapes are arrangement of a
group of things on the top of a table. You can use
anything to create a tabletop arrangement. A holiday
table decoration may or may not include a centerpiece.
It can just be an arrangement of a number of things
that represent the holiday season. It can be made on
any table, not just the dinner table. It can be a
coffee table or side table or even a mantel.
Tablescape is actually the way
things are placed or arranged like the way a garden is landscaped.
Here are few suggestions on how to create a holiday tablescape or
holiday table decoration.
Place a pillar candle in holiday colors on
Place a seasonal floral arrangement around
Place a stack of books based on the holiday
theme on the table.
At the base of the candle place some
ornaments or greens that represent the holiday season.
If you do have a regular tablescape then
change it completely to suit the holiday season. For example
for Christmas make a table decoration with the colors and
symbols of Christmas.
Remember that any tabletop can be decorated
with a few holiday items.
Given below is a quick method to make a
tablescape using only 1/3 of the table and just tastefully
arranging a few items.
Use a lamp or candles or you can use both.
Use a photo frame, books or collectible
Use natural things like flowers, fruits in a
bowl, a potted plant.
Use a table cover, runner, ribbon, a napkin
Add one or a few holiday items.
Arrange them in the following way:
Arrange the items at different heights.
Use books under the various items to vary
It is best to use the light source as your
tallest item and make the other items smaller in size.
Use only 1/3 of the table as the rest of the
table can be still used to place your drinks or set dishes
Use only part of the table, so that the table
can still be used like before.
You could make this entire arrangement on a
tray so that it can be moved from the table when you need to
Decorating a table is a simple way to decorate
your home and you can use it everyday and not during the holiday