When ever I am going to decorate I like to pull together the elements that I think will work.
I find it is a good idea to do this so you can vary the textures, shapes and colors. Once you do that you are ready to put it together.
I started with my table topper which is a black and white buffalo check.
Since my family room is decorated in red and white I knew I would have to have some red in the elements in order for it to marry well with the Family room décor.
My kitchen is in black and white this year so it seemed logical to me to try and use a combination of red, white and black and a touch of green.
I started out by laying out different combinations on the tablecloth……..
Red, green, black and mercury glass.
Red, black and white with mercury glass.
Red, green and white with mercury glass.
The winner is……….
Red, Green, Black and Mercury Glass!!!
I hung the ornaments with black and white bakers twine at all different levels. I used shiny and matte ornaments to vary the textures.
Since the ornaments are hanging from my chandelier I knew I wanted the centerpiece on the table to remain simple so I chose to use Mercury glass trees and tea-light holders in clear red glass…..
Continuing with the simple look I added round black lanterns hung with a red satin ribbon, (Notice no bow, keeping it more tailored in here.)
(Sorry for the footstool, this was a work in progress!)
I am really enjoying the sharp, fresh look of this year's décor. This room looks really pretty at night with nothing but candlelight.
So dear readers this is how I plan, and go about putting together my table arrangements.
I hope this helps a little bit with your planning!!
Remember to: "Enjoy The Process!"