It's that time of the year again when we decide to host massive, last-minute parties, spend all day attempting to cook, and then panic at the last minute because we forget to set the table with more than just plates. Just us?
This year, instead of leaving all your best hosting tricks up to the final hour, brainstorm your tablescaping ahead of time. No matter if you're more of a rustic, woodsy kind of holiday decor person or you're all-Santa-everything from the moment the clock strikes midnight after Thanksgiving, there's a Christmas centerpiece for you.
Keep on scrolling for a few of our favorite ideas. And while you're at it, you might as well plan a menu and work through all the logistics. Don't leave everything to the day of or your future self will be very overwhelmed.
Holly Jolly Eucalyptus
While we love a good pine moment in the winter, sometimes it can feel like there’s pine everywhere. Tone down the table with a runner that features both eucalyptus and pine. The fresh take on greenery not only looks good, but if you mix in fresh eucalyptus, the entire room will smell divine.
O Hygge Night
Very few moments go by when we don’t try to make something more hygge. What can we say? The Nordic trend is still going strong.
For this centerpiece, mix wood texture with brass metals and subtle faux greenery for a look that’s all about the coziness.
This time of the year, we’re most accustomed to seeing deer on ugly sweaters. But we have to say: a brass deer bust candle holder is the kind of deer decor we never knew we needed — and it’s so much better than a fair isle sweater. Add a few more matching candle holders and the table is perfection.
A Pastel Winter Wonderland
We are here for bottle brush trees. They are the perfect finishing touch for fireplace mantles, Christmas sceneries and tabletops alike. Here, we appreciate the pastel take on the winter set up — complete with coordinating eucalyptus and other pastel decor nearby.
Whisper of Winter
Okay, we get it. Not everyone is as into the holiday season as we are. But that doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your holiday table in your own (much less festive) way. For a toned-down look, try a centerpiece made from white feathers, dried blooms and delicate touches. Add a few simple candlesticks and you’re in business.
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
No room for a Christmas tree … or want more than one? This centerpiece is just what you need. Head to a local florist or Christmas tree farm (should you be so lucky) and pick up a living baby Christmas tree. Think Charlie Brown, but much more glam. Affix it at the center of your table, et voila.
‘Tis the Season to be Minimal
Not everyone has room for large dining tables (or dining tables at all, really). If you’re trying to host in a small space, try a simple centerpiece with a few elements of greenery and minimal candles so you can still have room for the main course.
Star Light, Star Bright
Whoever said confetti was tacky clearly never met this table. Paired with golden candles and Christmas crackers, the confetti pulls the entire table together. Best party? Save them in a bag and reuse for any upcoming party that could use a little extra something.