WHEN IT COMES TO THE HOLIDAYS, THE TO-DO LIST MAY SEEM NEVER-ENDING. HERE IS A SIMPLE, FARMHOUSE-INSPIRED TABLE SETTING THAT WILL TAKE SOME STRESS OUT OF YOUR HOLIDAY PREP.
HOW TO SET A FARMHOUSE-INSPIRED TABLE ON A BUDGET
Setting your table for any holiday doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Grab your favorite plates, some silverware, cloth napkins (if you want) and a simple centerpiece. You’re ready to go. I like to keep things simple and neutral. For my table, I used white, wood tones, vintage silverware and some fresh eucalyptus.
CREATING A GAME PLAN
This is something that I’m not very disciplined in, but I’m trying to be better with. If you create a game plan, color scheme, or even just an overall look that you want to achieve ahead of time, you can save yourself a lot of time and money. I’ve found it easiest to stay neutral. When everything is neutral, you can add a few splashes of color and pattern and it’s most likely going to all come together.
CHOOSING A CENTERPIECE
Especially with a round table, it’s important to choose a simple centerpiece. Not only for the sake of space on the table, but also to be able to see the person across from you.
In this case, I chose a simple pitcher and filled it with fresh eucalyptus. Totally ignoring the fact that it smells amazing, it was also only $2.99 for the whole bunch. I also added some faux pomegranates (is that what they even are?) from the Dollar Store and a few pinecones from the tree in my front yard. So all together, this table setting cost me under $5. I’d say that’s pretty good.
SETTING THE TABLE
White dishes make setting the table easy. They’re versatile, but they can also be used on a daily basis. When the basics on the table are neutral, it allows for color and pattern to be added without becoming overwhelming.
I have a set of vintage silverware that is really nice to have to set a table for the holidays (besides that, there’s really no point in having it…). It just adds interest and texture and I love that about it. If you want assigned seating, get creative with the name card. As you can see, I used a eucalyptus leaf to label each plate.
WITH THAT IN MIND…
The most important thing to remember is to keep it simple. Don’t let it become stressful, because there’s no need for it to be. The most important thing is that you have a space to gather together with those that you love.
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