A holiday chic Christmas centerpiece is easy to create with a few essential decor elements! See today’s design lesson, styling secrets and tips on how to create this chic winter wonderland look for your holiday table!
This week 30 creative decor bloggers are sharing a gorgeous collection of Christmas Table Setting and Entertaining Ideas as part of an festive Styled + Set Holiday Entertaining Blog Tour hosted by Lory at Designthusiasm. You’ll find lots of inspiration to celebrate Christmas including: table top decorations, bar cart ideas and entertaining ideas for your holiday parties and family gatherings! The full list with links to everyone’s tour for each day are listed at the end of the post. If you are stopping by from Life on Virginia Street then welcome!
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Design Lesson: How to Style A Holiday Chic Christmas Centerpiece
I used the same approach I use for designing a beautiful container garden – it’s the ‘Thriller, Filler, Spiller’ method!
- Centerpiece base – Choose a round or rectangular tray, cake stand, a table runner or a marble tile to display your centerpiece. This will give your centerpiece a focal point and presence. If you just place your centerpiece items on a bare table, your centerpiece will look bare too.
- Spiller – use faux or real (or a mix of both!) Christmas botanicals and greens as the spiller of your holiday chic centerpiece. The spiller adds texture and color and ‘that natural Christmas look’ to your table!
You can use items like pine and cedar branches, holly branches, christmas berry picks, mistletoe, boxwood, magnolia leaves, bayleaf garlands, grapevine garland and eucalyptus branches.
I used two faux glittered pine branch picks and some real western cedar branches.
3. Thriller – pick up to 3 decor items as the standout ‘thriller’ element of your tablescape. You can use holiday decor like my frosty glittered deer, table top Christmas trees or a vase of Christmas greenery. You can also use a few statement candle holders or even lanterns! Place your thriller pieces evenly on the table centerpiece base.
Tuck the thriller pieces into the greenery:
4. Filler – This is the last step. Christmas ornaments, balls and garland are the perfect way to fill your holiday chic centerpiece with interesting shapes, pattern and color. Place the filler around the base of your centerpiece for a festive look. Tuck them into the greenery.
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White deer – similar
White table runners (similar)
Gold geometric print salad plates: HomeGoods/HomeSense
Gray candles – similar
Faux pine branch picks – similar
Real western cedar branches
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I hope you enjoyed my design lesson on How to Style A Holiday Chic Christmas Centerpiece! Be sure to check out all the other table and entertaining ideas on the tour today – listed below. Next on the tour is Sunny Side Up.
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