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Tips & Tricks For Styling A Natural Festive Table

Styling Dec 11, 2020

Hello festive table!

I’m enjoying entertaining at home this season, and given that for so many of you around the world it’s the only option right now, I thought I would share with you how to create a simple natural tablescape. For me, creating a natural tablescape is all about balancing the organic and modern elements on your table to make it feel comfortable and look beautiful. All while using what you have and what you can forage around you. I also love adding little DIYs that make the table really unique! For this setting I used tableware from Maxwell & Williams and threw in a few easy DIYs that you can create really simply.

Pick Your Palette

It can be tricky settling on colours for your table, and it’s always worth thinking about how the setting will look as a whole. I like to pick the plate colours and then the tablecloth, knowing that those things will be the ones that influence the whole look. I actually thought about using the rust coloured tablecloth as the base for the whole table, but then decided to do a white base and then the rust as a runner. This really helped the other elements shine.

Lay It out

I always start with a crushed linen tablecloth, which is the perfect foundation for a relaxed and natural feeling table. Also crushed because let’s be honest, I don’t really have time for ironing! For this one I actually used two queens sized sheets we don’t use anymore, one as the base and one to create an organic feeling runner down the table. For this setting, I used Maxwell & Williams gorgeous Caviar Granite tableware, I love the organic feel of the speckled pattern. I layered with white basics, and added their hammered silver cutlery. Glassware brought some shine to the table!

Add Greenery

Next up, foliage! For me a natural table is all about looking at what’s around you and foraging for greenery. My neighbours had some olive in their yard and they let me have a few branches. I like to use the greenery in as many ways as possible to give the table an organic and cohesive feel so I put it in a vase, in wreaths and as place settings.

Make The Details

If you know me, you’ll know I don’t shy away from a little DIY detail. I actually find it so much easy to do this because you can just play around on the day with the things that you have. Candles add such a lovely vibe, I wanted to experiment with a twisted candle DIY I’ve been seeing. It took a few tries but I like the result. For the fabric napkins, we made these out of some leftover fabric scraps I had, and tied them in simple knots! You can see the DIY for that here. Finally, a little installation of DIY olive leaf wreaths and a few lanterns I had been keeping for a while were the cherry on top.

In this setting: Maxwell & Williams Caviar Granite plates and White Basics Plates. Maxwell & Williams Wooden Serving Board. Maxwell & Williams Wine Glasses and Water Glasses. Maxwell & Williams Hammered Flatware. Maxwell & Williams Glass Vase. Maxwell & Williams Wine Decanter. DIY fabric napkins, DIY olive leaf wreaths.

This post is in collaboration with Maxwell & Williams

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