Tips For Styling The Christmas Table
Pick a Theme
By picking a theme for your table you define your look. It is far too easy to pick and choose from too many different sources which can result in an incoherent scheme.
If stuck for colour choices pick an existing colour from your dining room to build upon or alternatively if you are brave enough create a contrast.
If all else fails the standard colours of Christmas always work beautifully; Red, Green, Gold, White & Silver.
A Striking Centrepiece
An eye catching centre piece will ground your table and help the overall design to develop. Get festive with friends.
Create your own centrepieces over a mug of mulled wine or hot chocolate. Our favourites include festive wreathes, pillar candles, dried fruit, willow branches, cinnamon sticks and festive ornaments.
Make sure to check the space available on your table to ensure you leave enough to eat!
The Perfect Tableware
Layer your table with beautiful tableware that complements your centre piece and enjoy this Festive Time.
Invest in a few key Festive serving pieces to adapt your everyday tableware to the occasion.
Alternatively stock up on a fun tableware collection which will leave you looking forward to Christmas all year round.
Handwritten place cards and monogrammed napkins add a delightful, personal touch to the table.
They're also useful when working out your seating plans. For Festive fun try to incorporate an easy party game and try to mix up the seating plan so that your guests get to know each other better.
Adding Festive Glassware to your table is an effortless and effective way to add interest and sparkle to your table.
Always ensure your glassware is streak free and polished and added to your place settings according to the drinks which will be served.
Perhaps add personalised markers to your guests' wine glasses for easy identification and an added festive touch.
The Finishing Touch
Finish your table off with crackers or mini santa bags and of course perfectly polished cutlery. Decorate the chairs with festive bows or a leave a little gift or note for your guests.
A top tip is to set your table the night before so that you can relax and not feel rushed on the day.