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10 Gorgeous Tablescapes to Inspire Your Holiday Decor

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With turkeys and stuffing to worry about, often table dressing can fall to the bottom of a holiday to-do list. Rather than falling back on your same old vases and candles, try these original ideas from event decor specialists to make your table memorable. Even better, just hire them to come in and do it for you!

Use your untapped artistic skills to decorate a mat for each guest with their name and fun messages. Bliss Weddings & Events designed this table at Tablescapes Event Rentals and encouraged guests to list what they’re grateful for and suspend their notecards from the chandelier.

The look of a special little gift perched at each setting will give your table a festive feel. Here, BBJ Linen also adds a pine sprig that looks pretty and will have your room smelling like the holidays.

Gold-rimmed glasses and chargers and dipped silverware can dress up any table. Anna Lucia Events uses a simple backdrop of cream linens to allow the metallic accents to really shine.

4. Don’t confine your florals to the centerpiece

Beso Weddings and Events rests a simple beautiful flower at each spot at this dinner to offer each guest a bit of whimsy and brighten the entire table.

Whether it’s grandma’s serving platter or your own wedding china, pull out the good stuff for the holidays and build your tablescape around it. Here, HMR Designs coordinates beautiful floral arrangements with the colors of the green and cream china.

When it comes to fresh decor, don’t just stop at the florist, head to the grocery store or farmer’s market for edible adornments. Here, Peerless Event Rentals uses fresh citrus, berries, apples, and grapes to showcase the abundance of the holidays.

This glittering beauty from La Tavola Fine Linen makes the entire room shine with its over-sized silver sequins reflecting all the light in the room. The rest of the decor can be simple when the tablecloth is such a stunner.

Don’t limit yourself with the same old flower holders you’ve used for years. Use unconventional choices like teacups, bottles (cleaned of labels), tiny cordial glasses, ice buckets or pitchers to add interest. For this floralscape, Wrap It Up encases beauties in glass cubes.

Store-bought table runners are beautiful, but so are pools of ethereal fabric like this gauzy muslin used by Stefanie Miles Events. Rather than a stiff line down the center of the table, the folds in the fabric create height and space to tuck candle bases and even mini pumpkins as has been done here.

Their flickering flames add instant ambiance to any space. Make like SQN Events and float candles in glass containers for an unexpected and dreamy effect. Try using large glass bowls and clustering several candles at once.