How to Set a Quick Holiday Table

By December 6, 2016Room Makeovers

This post is sponsored by Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus. 
2016 Christmas Home Tour

2016 Christmas Home Tour

The house is nearly fully decorated for Christmas at this point. The cozy factor, especially as I write this in front of our glowing tree, has reached a whole new level. The first thing we finished was our dining room table and using what I had, I tried to take a different approach in here overall vs. last year. Last year’s table was super formal with lots of shiny, breakable things, so I tried to dial it back with less shiny, breakable things and more soft fabrics. The plates are there for these photos, but day to day everything else remains. Let’s be real—the only dinners we’re hosting these days are of the McDonald’s variety. 😉

2016 Christmas Home Tour

I especially love this set-up because it took just 15 minutes for me to throw it all together. The runner is the same from last year, the sparkly ivory tablecloth is from Target, as well as the pinecone garland. Garland is a favorite choice for centerpieces this time of year. They can be laid out straight, or folded into layers (like shown here) which brings some natural texture to the table that’s really fun and easy.

2016 Christmas Home Tour

Speaking of those soft textures, I had little time to throw this all together, so I relied on my friend Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus to de-wrinkle the tablecloth right out of the package. I’ve shared my love of this product before because it accompanies me on many of my decor adventures, especially when time in front of the iron is time I don’t have. Yes, please!

Here’s a look at the wrinkled back side before I sprayed…

2016 Christmas Home Tour

To get the wrinkles out, it’s a simple spray, tug and then smooth.

2016 Christmas Home Tour

2016 Christmas Home Tour

Pretty good, right? I also added last year’s red plaid runner and silver trees, our everyday dishware (Marin from Crate & Barrel) and last year’s plaid cloth napkins. Done!

I’ll share more of the rest of the space when I do my full Christmas house tour, but until then, I’m pretty proud of this 15-minute dining room table set-up. I’m all about speed these days, so I have lots of little tricks up my sleeve like Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, especially as I’m decorating for the holidays.

What are your go-to tricks for decorating for the holidays?

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xo,
emily

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