I’m excited to share my guest post that I wrote for the fabulous holiday decor company, Fig and Dove. We collaborated with Fig and Dove on a fall shoot, styling our Magnolia + Seeded Eucalyptus Garland for a fall table. Here I am sharing my top tips on how to choose the right seasonal greenery for your table – from the type of greenery, to the size/length.
Are you setting the table for Thanksgiving or Christmas?
Are you wanting to create a fall table or holiday table?
How long is your table?
If you have a rectangular table – are you planning to add place settings to the ends of your table?
If your answer to this question is yes, we have an easy equation you can use to calculate how much greenery you’ll need, considering that a typical place setting is about 14″ – 16″ wide.
Estimated length of garland needed = length of table in inches – (15″ x 2)
For example.. if you have an 8′ table, this would be your calculation.
(8 x 12) – (15 x 2) = 66″ or 5.5′
If your answer to this question is no, we absolutely LOVE the look of garland cascading off the ends of tables and drooping to the floor. If you plan to do this, we recommend 3 extra feet per table end. Here’s an easy equation to determine the length you’ll need if you want the look of greenery cascading to the ground off the ends of your table.
Estimated length of garland needed = length of table in feet + (3′ x 2)
If you have an 8′ table, this would be your calculation.
8 + (3 x 2) = 14′