I love all Christmas decor but my favorite is the traditional red and white. I also love a dramatic centerpiece on a table but I don’t want my guests having to look around that to see me and vice versa! So I keep my table decor on the down low :-). Here are some suggestions for creating low centerpieces but still giving a dramatic look.
Greenery – Lay a wispy length of pine as a green runner on your table.
Ornaments – Place special ornaments or treasures where you can see them and mesh into the green runner. Or put ornaments in a bowl with a string of dainty battery operated lights to give a sparkle effect.
Candles – Place small votive candles in decorative glass globes on your table to give a warm glow. Or surround a larger candle with cranberries and greenery for a more rustic look. Just make sure it is not in anyones way.
Layer – The key to any decor is placement and layering. Adding dimension and using different textures to create a festive look. Start with your biggest item and work down from there making sure you have room for dishes, napkins, silverware, and room for everyone to eat.
Serving Dishes – Setting up a side table or kitchen counter full of matching or even mis-matched serving bowls and serving utensils to compliment your table is a creative way to use your holiday dishes without crowding the main table. Mix in candles, greenery, ornaments, and berries to create a warm and festive look.
Use Food As Your Centerpiece – Make a meat and cheese tray and give it height by using different size bowls and dishes to add in jams, jellies, nuts, olives, etc. Use your favorite dish or a fun festive tray or even add some herbs to give it more color. Place in the middle of the table for everyone to enjoy!