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The Tabletop Shop: How to Create the Perfect Tablescape

Posted by Ava Kuhn on

We LOVE a beautiful tablescape here at VB HQ! Seeing this home trend take off has sparked all the joy. An aesthetically pleasing tabletop is so much more than just a nice thing to look at. A well-crafted dining space represents everything we adore most about the holiday season ... even the tiniest details contribute to friends and family gathering for a memorable time together.

Searching for how to set the perfect table? We have can't-miss advice covered right here! You're just a few steps away from making an amazing dining space all your own. For more tips and tricks on how to make the most of the holiday season, explore our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide!


1. Set the Scene

Starting with an empty table can be like staring at a clean canvas — it's so exciting (and a little intimidating)! Where to begin? A table runner grounds the rest of your tablescape for a layout that's automatically Instagram-worthy. Ours is sourced sustainably, made with recycled cotton, comes in the most festive patterns and is reversible. What's not to love?


2. Pick Pretty Placemats

set of placemats instantly creates a cohesive tablescape. We'd say this is the easiest way to really elevate your space! Before stacking up your finest plates (or opening up a takeout box!), set down placemats that bring all the visual appeal. Our placemats feature favorite patterns, all crafted from recycled cotton. The ultimate bonus? They're REVERSIBLE, too! Reversible placemats let you switch up your look in seconds.

A pro tip from VB HQ: Alternate which side of the placemat you display from table setting to table setting for a look that's perfectly fun — plus polished and coordinated — all at once. 


3. Add Nice Napkins

Think about your favorite restaurant (that birthday, nice date, celebration-of-all-the-big-things spot). What's one of the first things you do upon arriving at your table? You take your place, scan the room and reach for a soft, cloth napkin! A set of napkins upgrades every setting for a more memorable dining experience. Like our other kitchen and dining essentials, our table napkins are made with recycled cotton in this season's best and brightest patterns. Another amazing feature? You can even add a monogram for an extra-special touch.


4. Choose Cute Drinkware and Serveware

Once your table has the right runner and placemat, you can totally show off your personal style with which plates, cutlery and glasses you decide to use. You can keep things more minimal with solid-colored serveware and simple stemware, or add in a pop of color or pattern with an adorable cookie plate or stemless wine glass set. Picking out all of extras can be as easy or as detailed as you'd like! 

5. Serve Safely with Festive Holders and Mitts

You've set each spot at the table, lit candles for all the cozy vibes and cooked the tastiest meal. Your guests have arrived, your dining space is feeling oh so merry and it's officially time to eat. You're *almost* all ready — but before you begin, be sure to protect your hands and your table from hot dishes and warm plates with a pretty pot holder and oven mitt! This way, you can pass food around with ease and focus more on making memories.