Gif of tablescape. Napkins with wood letters and striped bows. Evergreen centerpiece with Christmas Gnomes and ornaments. Plates with ornament prints.

One of the hallmarks of the holiday season is gathering together to share a meal. Whether or not you’re able to gather with loved ones this year, you can still decorate your table to become its own winter wonderland. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we got some expert help to ensure your table looks dazzling this holiday season.

Jenn from Jenn Bryant Designs was kind enough to create this how-to to help your holiday table shine. So grab your decorations and let’s get to it.

Think outside the box!

Holiday tables are where you can really let your creative side shine. This is a great chance to play around with different textures and use classic items in a different way.

Napkin Rings

In this tablescape, I used personalized ornaments in place of napkin rings. Not only does it work as a napkin ring, but it indicates where each guest will sit! If your dinner party is for guests who don’t live with you, you can send it home with them!

Table Runners

Consider using your table runners in a new direction. Traditionally a table runner goes down the center of the table, by using more than one, you can turn them the other direction and have them serve as placemats.

Center Pieces

Layered greenery is a simple and elegant centerpiece! I added whimsy with gnomes!

We hope this guide helps you create a merry and magical tablescape this year.