1- Keep your centerpiece low; remember you do not always have to use a floral arrangement.
2- For an elegant holiday look, try layering. Use a table cloth, placemat and charger. The more the merrier.
3- Try to use candles if having dinner after dark.
4- Branch out and use untraditional colors for your table setting.
5- Always hand write your place cards, this adds that personal touch.