‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining. Icy shades of glistening white, sophisticated naturals and dazzling rhinestones top the hottest design trends in tableware and collectibles for the holidays.

John Griffith leads the design team at dinnerware retailer giant, Replacements Ltd, and he loves mixing patterns in shades of white to create an elegant monochromatic look. He adds that using white as a unifying element also allows one to create endless design combinations by blending in additional colors, textures and shapes. Teammate Keith Winkler says you can easily use a different salad plate for each guest to create fun individual place settings, or even switch out accent plates between holidays to give your tabletop decor a totally different twist.


Bright colors are also trending, as hosts break tradition by adding in splashes of bold hues not typically associated with the holidays. “In creating one of the table designs in our store, we mixed non-holiday patterns in shades of purple and metallic gold,” said Griffith.


Naturals are also really popular this year for both tabletop and holiday ornaments. Designs range from whimsical and folksy to more sophisticated and contemporary. Burlap offers great texture this season with manufacturers incorporating this material into everything from wire decorating ribbon to holiday accents.

Vintage tableware continues to be a driving trend. Griffith says many people are including heirloom patterns in their holiday place settings to create a sense of family tradition, then mixing in newer patterns to infuse their own sense of style. He’s also seeing smaller, vintage objects used as decor accents or to trim the trees.

For more holiday decorating ideas, visit Replacements’ Facebook page.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.