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How to Style a Tablescape for the Holidays… with Home Goods (Plus, Two $50 Gift Cards as a Giveaway!)

How to Style a Holiday Tablescape with Home Goods

Edit 12/23: This contest is now closed! Congratulations to Dawn and Stephanie K. – I’ll be contacting you both shortly for your addresses!

Hello, everyone! Today, I’m excited to share some holiday inspiration I whipped up for a partnership with a company I’m personally a regular shopper with (for Confetti Pop and for personal purchases!). A few weeks ago, Home Goods asked me to shop my local store and come up with a look based on their new StyleScope. StyleScope is a quick and easy way to discover what your design style is based on a series of pictures you choose based on what you respond to. No shock here: I came in as a “Vegas Baby” – in other words, I like some bling. My secondary style was Urban Funk, which is perfect for me given my love of industrial modern and mid-century modern.

After checking out some great tips on how to design in the Vegas Baby style, I hopped on over to my local Home Goods and picked up some awesome pieces – including a gorgeous gold cake stand, some fun mixed metallic patterned gift boxes, and some STUNNING tableware and paillette pillows – and then mixed them with some Home Goods loot I’d already acquired and my vintage brass candlesticks.

Check out what I did below, then scroll for some styling tips and info on how to win one of two $50 gift cards to style up your own holiday!

How to Style a Holiday Tablescape with Home Goods

How to Style a Holiday Tablescape with Home Goods

How to Style a Holiday Tablescape with Home Goods

How to Style a Holiday Tablescape with Home Goods

How to Style a Holiday Tablescape with Home Goods

How to Style a Holiday Tablescape with Home Goods

How to Style a Holiday Tablescape with Home Goods

Styling Tips:

  • Don’t be able to mix metals or textures, but keep it cohesive: limit your palette or texture number so that it doesn’t get too crazy.
  • Sometimes Home Goods doesn’t have as many of an item as you’d like, but I love to embrace that! Use the opportunity to be creative and mix and match. For example, I found the gorgeous salad plates I used because the ones that matches the dinner plates only had three available. It adds so much character to match the two styles, and softens the geometric look of the place setting.
  • I love to use fresh flowers, but they get super pricey in the winter. That’s the perfect time to shop the holiday decor and glassware section of Home Goods for unique pieces to decorate the tablescape with, like the two Hollywood Regency urns I used. I also snagged a great white pedestal bowl for $12 and filled it with ornaments I already had on hand, creating more impact on the table than I could have with even double that price in flowers.
  • They’re great for comfort, but decorative pillows are a must for me when creating a tablescape. They add an unexpected pop of color and texture to the look and help pull the style together. Check out our other inspiration shoots on Confetti Pop – you’ll see how often I use them there!

And now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the prize! You can win one of two $50 Home Goods gift cards - all you need to do is visit the StyleScope site and take the quiz to find out what your style is. Comment on this post to share what your results were, and then tell us what you want to pick up at Home Goods with your winnings to make your holiday entertaining perfect! Giveaway ends Friday the 20th at 11:59 pm.

This post is sponsored by Home Goods. They provided me with a gift card to purchase the items used in this shoot and the giveaway gift cards. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. The quiz said my style is “Sassy”. I would use the Gc to buy some pillows and a throw to tie my living room together

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    meredith     Monday, December 16, 2013
  2. My style is urban funk. :-) We just bought our first house so the GC would go towards adding a little bit of that urban funk to the space

    Kathleen     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  3. I was put in the urban funk category which surprised me. I love Home goods and have found the most wonderful dishes and decor from there. I love their copper cookware

    heather f     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  4. My style is “Sassy,” which surprised me. I would use the gift card to buy some accessories for my living room which sorely needs some help.

    Brenda M.     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  5. My style is Boho!

    I would love to get a new comforter and bedding set to update our bedroom! Our set now is so boring and dull. It’s ready for an update!

    Niki     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  6. I am Socialite with a touch of Boho!
    I would love to add to my cake stand collection! HomeGoods always has the best selection!

    Trixy @ adelicategif     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  7. My style is Set Sail! Although I love the beach and boating, that doesn’t quite reflect my design style. Guess I shouldn’t have piked all the beachy pics!…

    elizabeth     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  8. My style is Classic. I’d buy some pretty sparkley table runners and glasses!

    Donna     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  9. I’m Boho!

    Tara Berger     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  10. Whoops! Forgot the rest. I would use the gift card for more party props to style my next party :)

    Tara Berger     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  11. My style was Classic :) (Although being a designer it is VERY hard for me to stick with one particular style, when I have such an appreciation for ALL styles!!) I would use my gift card to buy some party related items to style tables and cake stands (you can NEVER have too many of those!!) ;)

    Stephanie Knieriem     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  12. I got Urban funk and a touch boho. I would like to get throw and table runners.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

    Jessie C.     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  13. My style was Sassy, according to the quiz! I would loves some more cool cake plates or stands and some of those hurricane glass globes for the table :)

    Pamela C.     Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  14. I am Vegas Baby and a touch Classic. I need ‘real’ formal dinnerware, the kind you only break out twice a year :)

    Dawn     Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  15. Your post has successfully made me want to go shopping this morning. So many fun things! I need to remember that sometimes something isn’t totally my style if set on its own but would totally work mixed with other pieces. And I need those gold spoons.

    Sharon Garofalow     Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  16. I’m Classic! Candles always ups the romantic feel of the holidays.

    Shannon     Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  17. Aren’t they awesome, Sharon? I’m OBSESSED.

    Maddy     Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  18. Urban Funk! We just bought our first home and are in MAJOR need of some kitchen goods. That’s what I would use the giftcard for.

    Alyssa S     Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  19. I’m farm house glam

    Stacy     Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  20. Classic with a touch of new country. sounds like me!

    Sonja     Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  21. I was Classic with a touch of Boho! Sounds about right :) I would love to use the gift card to buy some pillows for our sofa!

    Em     Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  22. I got urban funk with a touch of classic – which is totally me! I would definitely be picking up some fun candles and picture frames, maybe an accent mirror for the living room.

    Bethany     Friday, December 20, 2013
  23. I’m farmhouse glam. I will probably look for a bathroom cabinet/organizer.

    Calli     Friday, December 20, 2013
  24. Iam a CLASSIC! And I really need some lamps! Happy holidays!

    Dr. Dina     Friday, December 20, 2013