Try A Black Table For Something Different this Holiday

Looking for a little something different this year? I am the queen of white plates, but I decided to try something a little something out of the ordinary this time of year.

I love tartan plaid, so what about a black table setting? This color scheme doesn’t really fit for Thanksgiving dinners, but I think it will be a fun table for Christmas.

Almost every plaid goes with black. I usually add these bows to my chandelier, but they work on candle sticks too.

Here’s how you can set a dramatic black tablescape on a budget. You really only need a few basics to get a

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Black plates – There’s no getting around black plates if you want to set an all black table. I found these at Amazon and they are really affordable, and I think I will use them for other things.

Black tablecloth – My dining table is already black, but if yours isn’t you can add an inexpensive black tablecloth like this one. You can also use a black runner or just a piece of black material, I had a small piece of black velvet. I bought black napkins, too.

Black candlesticks – I have these black candle holders from IKEA (similar ones here) so I added black candles to them. Black taper candles, too. Warning: DON’T buy candles on Amazon. The first ones I bought were not really black. I found a much better selection of beeswax candles in Etsy. Here are the candles I bought from a small business.

Flatware – I originally bought black silverware, but ended up returning it because it was so flimsy. I used my silverplate instead and to tie that in I used silver goblets (only have 4 though).

I think a great way to add visual interest is to add natural elements to the table. I used green garland pieces, but I think fresh flowers in deep rose colors would be really pretty.

Here are some amazing tables that inspired me to try an all black-table.

Before you go, if you want something outside of the norm, you might like a Boho holiday table.

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  1. That’s beautiful and dramatic Andrea – I love the black candles especially! Thanks for the great tips and all that gorgeous inspiration! 🙂

  2. Andrea, I have never thought of an all black tablescape, but I love it. Those inspiration pictures are so impressive too. What a fun idea…..hmm…I’ve pinned this for next fall/winter.

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