Long gone are the days of the over-the-top holiday scenes. Here’s how we’re creating a living tablescape this year, and you can, too.
We know this holiday season will be different than most. Even with smaller gatherings, there’s still room to make your holidays more festive, no matter who you’re celebrating with.
Cultivate > Decorate
Adorn your holiday spread with live greenery. Replace your tired table runner with sprigs of eucalyptus and boughs of evergreen. Not only is this greenery more sustainable, the trimmings will fill your space with the scent of actual holiday cheer.
Add Even More Green
Group potted plants together to create a centerpiece for your tablescape. Bonus points if you scatter many small plants around the table. We recommend keeping your plants on the smaller side so you don’t create a barrier between guests. Our extra-small Jack Frost and Winter Solstice collections are the perfect size — they’ll add a touch of green and will complement the centerpiece.
Don’t Be Afraid to Add Color
Choose plants with colorful leaves (like the Earth Star or Pet-Peromia collections) and scatter sprigs of Holly or string together cranberries to add a touch of festive red. Colorful candles can help set the mood, too.
Sit Back, Relax, and Admire Your Work
A beautiful tablescape sets the scene for a lovely and lively “natafelen,” no matter how small the gathering. Natafelen is quite possibly our favorite Dutch expression. A similar English phrase doesn’t exist, but literally translated, natafelen means “after table-ing.” You know that moment–where you’ve just finished the meal, and everyone is sitting around the table in full food-coma, still chatting, sipping wine, and enjoying each others’ company and conversation? That’s natafelen.
Will you be creating a living tablescape this year? Share yours with us on Instagram at @bloomscape.