Put a natural yet unexpected twist on your holiday centerpiece with a birch log bundle wrapped with colored lights. When used on a formal dining table, it's best to use battery-operated versions; however, when placed on a sideboard or console table, plug-in lights work well since the cord can easily be tucked and hidden from view.
Bring in some of your favorite flowers to add color to your holiday table. Instead of poinsettias, white hydrangeas and pink carnations can add a lovely and unexpected touch. Use clean white vases to enhance the feeling of a winter wonderland. Styled and photographed by Manvi Drona Hidalgo
HGTV fan mfranc created this chic centerpiece with clear hurricanes, cream pomanders and bronze-hued ornament balls in glass jars. Paired with simple table settings, this look is an elegant approach to holiday entertaining. Remove the ornaments and you have a centerpiece that's ideal for the spring and summer months.
A selection of exquisitely wrapped gifts are perfect for pop-over guests and for sprinkling around the house for touches of holiday spirit. "Welcome guests with a porcelain compote filled with tiny boxes of chocolate wrapped in colorful, patterned paper from a stationary store," home stylist Matthew Mead says. For kids, "cards, puzzles and mini games can be wrapped and trimmed with candies." He suggests keeping other little pre-wrapped surprises, such as books and gift cards, on hand as well. Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead.
A gray plaid tablecloth is accessorized with brightly colored flowers and metallic accessories to create a stunning holiday table setting. Traditional holiday plaid plates glass stemware display colorful appetizers and drinks.
Create a bold, eye-catching centerpiece with red accessories. Use bright red ornament balls, berry sprigs and glittery tinsel garland to surround a plain white candle to add a touch of drama to your Christmas table.