Let’s just say I have whole-heartedly embraced the power of red this holiday season! I sprinkled it in my Christmas Family Room that I shared with you last week and I have SPLASHED it all across my Christmas Table in the Dining Room. The red is here to stay because I have fallen in love! Today I’m sharing my Bright, Bold and Festive Christmas Table alongside a few of my blogger friends. Be sure to stick around to see their fabulous Holiday tables at the end!
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Rewind back to last year’s Merry & Metallic Christmas Table and you’ll recall that I kept red out of the entire scene. Out of both the dining room AND living room actually! This year, it was time to bring out the red and let it shine!
There is something so warm and joyful about classic red at Christmas time.
A cozy red sweater…the perfect plaid scarf…and those fabulous red boots you see pop up everywhere this time of the year. Red is the ultimate color pop of the season and this year, my table was calling for it.
Plus I fell head-over-heels for these plaid plates when I spotted them at the thrift store. Their price tag of $2 made them a no-brainer purchase. I suddenly realized there wouldn’t be any shortage of red OR plaid on the table!!
This table was one of the most INEXPENSIVE tablescapes I’ve ever put together! My bright, bold and festive Christmas table was creatively crafted with a slew of DIY’s, thrifted candlesticks and appetizer plates, Dollar Tree dinner plates, Wal-mart flatware [yes and they’re amazing and $1.88 per piece!!] and FREE Christmas tree clippings all down the center. I’ll be sharing my 6 money-saving tips for setting a Luxe for Less Christmas Table over at Polished Habitat tomorrow. Be sure to swing by and check it out 🙂
I showed you my DIY Christmas Bell napkin rings last week in our latest edition of My Dollar Store DIY, so a couple dollars later and I have a whole new set of fun and festive holiday napkin rings! The runner was made from a $2 roll of wrapping paper [I’ll be sharing the details here on the blog this week] and last but not least, I made these darling Ornament place cards and will be sharing that tutorial later this week! Adding a personal finishing touch to your table really is a wonderful way to make your guests feel welcome and oh-so-special!
And the clippings, ahhhh the clippings! These fresh Christmas tree clippings make for a simple, natural [and free!] centerpiece and doesn’t red and green just go together like peanut butter and jelly? The table needed this rich, deep green to balance out the bright and bold red in the napkins and plates.
The boys told me they loved all the “Christmas Trees” on the table.
Classic red and green amidst plenty of pattern play in none other than my go-to’s — black, white and gold! Oh how I’m loving this color combo right now.
What about you? Do you subtly add red to your home for the holidays or do you go all out and spice everything up with the bold color?!
I’m actually hosting Christmas Day dinner this year and will be adding the leaf to our dining room table for the first time! Now I need to get planning our menu, but I do know my Stuffed Mushrooms will be making an appearance on the table. Whether you’re hosting or just like to spiff up the table for the holidays, I hope you found some of my inexpensive Christmas Table DIY’s to be inspirational!
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Now, hop on down to see more Holiday table goodness below! These ladies will not disappoint 😉
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