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As winter approaches, you might be transforming your apartment into a cozy and festive holiday haven. When you have an open-concept living area like those found at Hayden Flats luxury apartments in Bloomington, Indiana, you enjoy a large and flexible space you can customize in many ways, but it always means your kitchen table is on display to any visitors. So don’t forget to include it in your holiday decorating! Let’s explore some creative ideas to help you design a fun winter tablescape right in the heart of your apartment.

Choosing a Color Palette
Opt for a color palette that complements the winter season and the aesthetic of your apartment decor. Consider incorporating classic winter hues like deep blues, rich greens, and metallics are always in style, but don’t be afraid to put a modern twist on your color palette– decor experts are saying lavender and pink tones are trending this season!

Gathering Inspiration
Bloomington is known for its stunning outdoor spaces and scenery and small-town charm. You can easily incorporate these ideas into your tablescape by using natural wood and other outdoor-themed pieces such as rustic wood charger plates and napkin rings. Your centerpiece might be a combination of natural wood and winter greenery.

Table Linens and Centerpieces
If you’re opting for bright bold patterns, 2023 is your year! Lean into splashing bright colors and patterns across your tablescape with a tablecloth or runner that makes a statement. Or if you’re going big on your plates, chargers, and glassware, you may opt for a more understated, solid runner or cloth that doesn’t create tabletop chaos.

Dinnerware and Glassware Selection
About that glassware! Maybe elegance is your style and you want tall, sophisticated, sparkling stemware to elevate your tablescape. Or perhaps your style is more shabby chic or rustic. Whatever your style, there is a collection of holiday drinkware to match! Consider mixing and matching different textures and materials for a more dynamic look.

Candlelight Ambiance
Create a warm and inviting atmosphere with the soft glow of candles. Flameless battery-powered candles are safe and inexpensive and can provide a fun ambiance at your holiday table. Choose candle holders or lanterns that complement your chosen color palette.

Personalized Touches
Finally, incorporate personalized elements into your tablescape to make it uniquely yours. This could include homemade name cards, customized napkin rings, or even small favors for your guests from a local Bloomington shop. Local elements that celebrate the Bloomington community could include the Indiana red maple, Lake Monroe, Indiana University, or maybe something with a guitar or musical notes as a nod to Bloomington’s thriving live music scene.

Are you looking for a new place to call home this holiday season? Hayden Flats, Bloomington apartments for rent, feature spacious, flexible floor plans perfect for holiday decorating and entertaining. Schedule a personal tour with one of our on-site leasing agents today: (844) 518-1144