Living in Southwest Florida means beautiful weather all year round, especially in December. Why not take your holiday entertaining and dining outside, so your guests can soak up the natural scenery and casual Florida living? One way to do that is with holiday tablescapes.

At Elegant Outdoor Living, we are always bringing in new tabletop accessories to enhance the beauty of our outdoor furniture and add to the style and comfort of al fresco dining. If you’re looking to create beautiful holiday tablescapes that perfectly reflect the season’s spirit, we have some helpful tips for designing inviting table settings to elevate your outdoor entertaining. This is a great way to show off your personal style and impress your guests. 

Holiday Tablescape

This holiday tablescape is perfect for any holiday event and ringing in the New Year! Love the look? We used these items from our store assortment.

  • This beautiful outdoor dining set is by Bernhardt Exteriors. We used silver, white, and gold colors to bring an elegant and formal look to our table, which goes well with the reclaimed teak dining table and rope cushion chairs. 
  • The Textilene Wedge Placemats are in white and silver.
  • Gold bamboo napkin rings make an elegant statement around ivory cloth napkins.
  • Layered plates help complete a design. We used Beatriz Ball Melamine 11” Vida Havana dinner plate and 9” Salad Plate, and 7” bowl (available, not shown).
  • The Shatterproof Dura-slip 24oz wine glasses are great to use outdoors and are easy to clean as they are dishwasher safe.
  • Every tablescape needs focal centerpieces. These glass hurricane lanterns have a removable shelf shown in two sizes. You can fill the bottom with ornaments during the holidays but opt for sand and shells or florals during the rest of the year.
  • Make sure your serving ware matches like these Beatriz Ball Havana large serving bowls with removable dip bowls and the coordinating rectangular tray. 
  • Battery-operated remote control candles can be used in different sizes to spread throughout the table.

About Melamine

Melamine is an elegant, lightweight alternative to porcelain, ceramic, and china with the best quality food-safe plastic on the market. It is also durable, easy to clean, and has antibacterial properties. Each of our stores carries a wide selection of melamine-non-breakable drinkware, plates, salad bowls, and serving platters. 

Coastal-Themed Tablescape

Coastal is always in style in Southwest Florida, making this table setting perfect for holiday or year-round entertaining. If you love this look, here are the items we used from our showroom assortments. 

  • This MAMAGREEN dining table for 8 (exclusively sold at our Sarasota location) is complemented by a centerpiece consisting of rustic wood lanterns with metal handles and battery-operated candles for ambiance and a large driftwood branch to add a coastal element. We offer a large selection of battery-operated candles to fit lanterns and centerpieces.
  • Faux florals and stems are added to the wooden bowl for the centerpiece and used in the place setting. 
  • Sea blue melamine glasses and plates enhance the coastal look, along with vinyl wedge placemats in chocolate brown.  
  • Rose cloth napkins soften the color palette and are placed inside the glass to add height to the place setting. 

Shop Elegant Outdoor Living for Outdoor Furniture, Accessories, and Tableware

These two holiday tablescapes are just a few of the many looks our talented design consultants and merchandisers create in our stores. We offer a large selection of colors and styles in our Melamine tableware, server ware, and tabletop accessories to decorate your table this season. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more tablescape and design inspiration. Shop any of our locations across Southwest Florida, including Bonita Springs, Naples, and Sarasota. Contact us with any questions about creating elegant outdoor spaces.