Inexpensive holiday table-setting tips
Add some boxwood
Natural beauty is a must at this time of year. Simple pots of seasonal greenery do the job with little effort and no fuss.
Dress your chandelier
Just a twist of inexpensive garland is enough to add a festive air. Or try suspending small ornaments or pretty ribbons for different effects.
Paint inexpensive chairs
We can't say it enough: painting a nondescript chair in a cheery colour adds new life to your room. Apple green or cherry red are the perfect shades to mark the season.
Add pillows to a bench
Don't forget to use what you've already got on hand. Benches, for example, are an indispensable country decorating icon. When you add a couple of soft cushions in complementary colours, your familiar piece is right at home in this more dressed-up environment.
A new way with runners
Expect the unexpected – give your everyday table a note that's formal, yet fun, by placing holiday runners across the surface rather than lengthwise.