Setting a New Year’s Eve tablescape can be a daunting task, especially if you’re trying to live up to the examples you see on Pinterest. Oh, Pinterest, how do you always get it so perfect?
Unlike the people who crafted the scenes in those pins, chances are you haven’t been hand-sewing silver and gold sequins onto your tablecloth since August. (If you have, please spill your secret to mastering time management stat!) Here are a few suggestions to help you set a beautiful and festive table without sacrificing your time or the contents of your wallet.
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Step 1: Choose your texture(s) The first step is to choose the main texture of your theme. Accents can come later. What textures articulate your vision of the celebration? The sparkle of sequins? Noisemakers and poppers? What about the sheen of metallic nick-nacks? Each of these items are both visually appealing and affordable, a winning combo. Once you pick your central texture, you can start to envision how your table will look when set around a cluster of party hats or a bundle of sparklers.
Step 2: Choose your colors This step may feel familiar if you’ve ever planned a wedding. Don’t worry, though, you have far fewer guests to worry about this time. And if you’re like most, there’s only one table to decorate. But your colors are a key element to your overall decor. The holidays offer a variety of color combinations, and finding one you like should be a simple task. Pairings of black, gold or silver are notoriously New Years and present a beautiful way to complement your traditional table. These color combos are easy to find during the holidays, especially among our home goods at SampleHouse.
Step 3: Choose your accents Now that you’ve settled on your central scheme, you can begin decorating your table. Accents emphasize your colors and complement your textures but shouldn’t distract from your overall design. Accents can be anything from small tinsel arrangements in front of each place setting or strategically placed unscented candles to napkin rings echoing your theme. SampleHouse has a collection of 6-inch tall polished aluminum letters that would complement any arrangement and add a fun, modern twist to your holiday table.
Once your décor is decided and the table is dressed, add your plates and silverware to see your design come together. Your New Year’s table provides a rare opportunity to showcase your holiday aesthetic and create a fun and festive atmosphere in which to share a meal with loved ones. It doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to be yours!