Seasonal Decorating 3 Steps to the Perfect Holiday Tablescape 12/03/2018 Share Dreaming of creating the perfect tablescape this holiday season? You are in luck because we are sharing our 3 tried and true steps to create the perfect tablescape. Source: Boxwood Avenue 1. Create a Base Decorating a table is very similar to decorating a room. When decorating a room, rugs help anchor the room and create a good foundation to build upon. This means you need to create a base to build your tablescape on as well. This could be a tablecloth, runner, garland, scarf, throw blanket, tray, platter or long bowl. Having a solid base will allow all the decor to feel connected. Source: Pinterest Source: Pinterest 2. Pick a Focal Point Once you have your base, choose the main decor for the table. This will usually be something that is around eye level which will allow them to naturally become the focal point. Some ideas are tall candles, glass cloches, cake stands, floral arrangements, greenery stems, figurines and sculptures. Once you pick a focal point, evenly spread a few of them over your base. Source: The Lush List Source: Table and Dine 3. Layer in With Fillers This last step is fun! Fill in the empty spaces for more texture, dimension or color. Ornaments, pinecones, beads, fruit, light strands, greenery, candles and bells are all great options to consider as fillers. Pick a few different items, but don’t overdue it with more than 3. Keep it simple while still being creative! Source: Blesser House Source: Burkatron Take a look at these examples showing these 3 steps in action: Tablecloth Garland Candle Holders Pinecones Bells Throw Blanket Greenery Beads Ornaments Voila! Following these 3 easy steps will be your ticket to become the hostess with the mostest this holiday season. Make sure to post a photo of your holiday tablescapes on social media and tag SwatchPop so we can see your beautiful work. Happy holidays from your friends at SwatchPop!