3 tips for accenting your holiday table

3 tips for accenting your holiday table

Hosting family and friends for the holidays is a lot of work, but once all the preparation is done, it is well worth it. The problem that many homeowners have, is that they aren't just decorating their home, but also cooking, looking after little ones and making sure everyone is content.

Around this time of year, whether you are decorating for Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year's, one of the key areas to focus on is the dining table. Whether you are doing a buffet-style dinner, or just after-dinner desserts, it is always nice to dress up the dining table for the holidays.

"Using creative chair decorations to add a festive feel to the room is a fun way to add a little extra flair."

There are tons of simple ways to achieve a sophisticated, yet cozy look and feel for your dining room around this time of year, but in case you are putting together some last-minute decorations and feel stuck, we are here to offer you a few simple suggestions:

Chairs: When setting the table for dinner, many people focus on the tablecloth, napkins, centerpieces and candles. These are all important to creating a put-together look, but one element that is often overlooked are the chairs that surround the table. Creative chair decorations can add a fun and festive flair to the room is a fun way to add a little extra flair. By placing a decorative napkin over the back of the chair, tying a coordinating ribbon around the sides of the back and securing an ornament with the ribbon, you instantaneously have a cozy and cute accent for your holiday table.

Flowers: While most people don't think of winter as being a time for budding, beautiful flowers, there are plenty of colorful and lively plants that make for a great centerpiece on your holiday table. Christmas rose, Lenten rose and witch hazel are popular choices around this time of year, and make a gorgeous bouquet for a table, during the holidays or anytime.

Utensils: They are a necessity for any dining table, so why not make them a decorative accessory? By placing them on the napkin and tying ribbons around the linen, fork, knife and spoon, you create a cute little bundle that can rest right on top of the plate. For some added holiday flair, pick up some scrapbooking embellishments, like mini holiday poinsettias.

Here at Metropolitan Window Fashions, we know that finding the perfect trims, ribbons and fabrics to accentuate your holiday decor is not always as easy as it sounds, which is why our home design consultants are available to help with free, at-home consultations. Our Manhattan fabric store has plenty of options that are sure to fit right in no matter what holiday you might be celebrating. Contact us today to learn more!