Centerpieces are par for the course when it comes to the dinner table, but did you know that they can also be used to decorate other parts of the home? On your mantel or in the sitting room, they’re extra elements you can use to match or complement your lovely Christmas ornaments and other holiday decorations. From mercury glass centerpieces to fall-inspired motifs, centerpieces are a great way to foster a festive mood in your home for the holidays.
Before you start with your Christmas decorating, read on to find out how you can make your home a Christmas wonderland with the help of centerpieces, and a bit of resourcefulness.
For the Living Room
The living room is where you receive your guests and the first room in your home they see. A centerpiece on your center table will do wonders for creating a welcoming atmosphere. Use items that have sentimental value for you or your guests: old photos, old Christmas cards, old shoes—these are just some items that can add dramatic flair to your holiday decorations. In the image above, a pair of skates is glittered up to become one of the home’s main holiday attractions.
For the Mantel
The fireplace is one of your home’s main sources of warmth, and is also the place where many conversations and family gatherings take place. Make it exude some holiday cheer with appropriately decorated tea lights or candles. Red and green are great candidates when choosing a color scheme, as are white and gold. You can also use natural elements such as pine boughs and cranberries, like in the image above.
For the Coffee Table
After a delicious dinner, taking the party to the sitting room is a great idea, so you and your guests can relax and unwind. Add a jolly twist to your after-dinner coffee or tea by decorating your coffee table with a cheerful centerpiece. You can create a wonderful table display by adding some bright and colorful Christmas ornaments to a tiered cupcake stand. Use colored or monochromatic ornaments, and then add some coffee beans and tea leaves for a rustic touch.
For the Dinner Table
When talking about centerpieces, the dinner table can’t be neglected. For a quick and easy solution, take some wine glasses and use them as candle holders for an amazingly simple and surprisingly beautiful display. Take some pine boughs or cranberry branches and cover them with an upside-down wine glass. The tea lights can then be placed at the top of the glass’s stem. Items inside the wine glasses can be swapped with Christmas figurines, flowers, or any item you prefer.
Finally, centerpieces can also be part of the dinner course or be eaten as a snack. How? By using food as the centerpiece, of course! Get creative with your food and create delectable tablescapes that your guests will find irresistible. Certain fruits and food items can be shaped to create a Christmas scene right on your dinner table. In the image above, cucumbers act as Christmas trees while delicious pretzels make for good log piles.
What other ideas do you have in mind for your holiday centerpieces? Share your thoughts in the comments!by