Earlier this week we shared the perfect French toast, Overnight Eggnog Blueberry French Toast. When hosting a holiday brunch, besides enjoying all of the delicious food, it’s equally as fun to focus on how the table is styled. The table decor gives all of the holiday feels for you and your guests. So for our second blog post in the Holiday Blog Series, I’m going to show you how to style your own table for brunch in no time! I want you to remember one thing though throughout this post: simple is more. Below you’ll find 5 tips to help get you started decorating your table for brunch in no time.
When using a tablecloth and napkins, white might seem like the best option for clean up afterwards, but it tends to look very formal. If that’s the look you’re going for, then certainly use it! For a casual yet inviting look, go for creamy neutral colors. For our brunch table, we used an off-white table runner with a black stripe design. It added a little warmth and allowed other décor items to stand out when it comes to color. The cloth napkins are a cream and light gray stripe pattern to help provide a little dimension to the table.
Who says that flatware must be silver? I love a great excuse to get out my gold flatware whenever I can. It adds a sophisticated and warm feeling to the overall look of the table. Besides, they are also great for the holiday season in general. Confession: If I didn’t already have a set of gold flatware, I would have purchased the new black flatware by Hearth and Hand.
This is where you can easily incorporate a little color through the use of your plates. And who says your main plate and appetizer plate have to be the same color? For our main plates we went with olive green and paired it with a festive appetizer plate. I love the mix and match look the two plates provide on the table while still complimenting each other. Plus, can the deer plates be any cuter?
Every table needs a centerpiece to create an inviting look that helps to tie everything together. Keep in mind, don’t create one that’s too tall or you won’t be able to see the guests sitting across from you. Don’t overly stress about this design piece. Keep it relaxed and simple by using items you already have in your home.
For example, the centerpiece used for our table were originally candle holders I had displayed on our coffee table. I added pieces of faux greenery and red berries left over from a wreath to each candle holder. And the wool and wood garland was originally hanging from a wooden sign in my home. I didn’t have to spend anything extra to create a simple, beautiful centerpiece. And remember, a lovely vase of fresh flowers is always an option.
Overall Cohesive and Inviting Design
As you style your brunch table, take the time to step back and look at it overall. Even if you’re using a variety of colors or sticking with 2-3 colors, you want an overall cohesive look. The dinnerware, linens, and centerpiece can all be unique and still come together according to their colors.
Lastly, you can add name cards to welcome your guests to the brunch. And if you don’t want to make people sit in certain spots, rather than their name, write holiday words or quotes. I created my name cards using ornaments meant to display pictures.
I hope this inspires you to create and style a table for brunch that you love! Enjoy this holiday season as you laugh over amazing food and bubbly with friends and family. Stay tuned for the next holiday post that will be all about styling your home.
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