Hosting Christmas? Create a fabulously festive table setting with co-ordinating tableware, candlelight and fresh Christmas flowers. Here are five inspired decorating ideas to add a little magic to your Christmas table.
Here’s a contemporary twist on the classic Christmas colour palette. Combining rich reds and crisp whites with natural elements like pinecones and spruce creates a look that’s altogether Scandinavian by design. Every detail has been considered here, even down to the colour of the glassware. Floral table runners draw the eye down the length of the table and the arrangement of flowers in colour blocks give a refreshingly modern feel. Bundles of cinnamon sticks are hand-tied with polka dot ribbon and a large red rose head to create beautiful place settings your guests will remember long after the turkey has been eaten.
Bring some natural elegance to your Christmas table with a floral table runner inspired by the beautiful outdoors. This table centrepiece in soft, muted colours proves that Christmas decorations don’t have to be traditional to make an impact. The pretty pinks and greens contrasted with natural logs exude rustic charm – this design would look right at home in a country cottage. Want to add some theatre to your Christmas table? Include sparklers and homemade Christmas crackers for guests to enjoy while dinner’s being served up.
BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
Choose an opulent colour scheme for your Christmas table to create a truly jubilant feel. With its rich, jewel colours this is one theme that’ll see you right through the party season. A low level flower arrangement like this one will keep conversation flowing while shimmering candle votives give off that all essential warm, seasonal glow. We love the addition of personalised place settings and co-ordinating chair backs to complete the look.
If you truly want to push the boat out with your Christmas table decorations this year, this is the way to do it! This contemporary flower arrangement runs down the centre of the table and is interlinked by arching branches of larch and orchids. Impressive Calla lilies tower over the guests heads while carefully placed candles light up the table. We love the inspired colour combination of ice white, lime and purple and all the little finishing touches like these coloured pinecones topped with miniature candles. Who could resist?
Red and pinks make an unexpected but elegant festive combination. Create drama in a more intimate setting with tall candelabras dressed with flowers and trailing foliage. These stunning designs feature the classic Christmas flower – amaryllis – and exotic orchids, the colour of which are picked up in the pretty glassware.
Top tips for dressing your Christmas table:
1. Use a table centrepiece such as a flower or candle arrangement to create a focal point for the celebrations.
2. Use candles to create ambience and that all essential warm, seasonal glow.
3. Create a cohesive look by choosing textiles, crockery and glassware in complementary colours.
4. Ensure each guest has enough elbow room to eat comfortably and clear the table of pulled crackers and empty plates as soon as possible to free up space.
5. Wow dinner guests with a place setting or festive favour.
6. Create theatre with table sparklers and Christmas crackers.
7. If throwing a large party use name cards to designate guests places to avoid awkwardness finding a seat.