Festive Tips for Styling your Christmas Table

Dec 02, 2019
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If you want to make your Christmas table setting merry and bright, here are some DIY styling tips you can easily incorporate into your festivities. Who’s ready to deck the halls?

First, set the scene
Whether you go pared-down or go full-on festive, the first step is to decide on a theme. If you love a traditional Christmas, opt for touches of deep red and gold. For a more contemporary touch, choose your favourite colour and coordinate with elements of silver or gold. A beautiful Christmas table has lots of layers so start with a crisp white or ivory tablecloth as your base and add from there. Or, if you like to keep styling simple, give your timber table a fresh clean and layer directly on its surface.

Create the centrepiece
Dress up your dining table with the perfect centrepiece. To evoke a seasonal rustic charm, decorate with an assortment of acorns, twigs, holly and berries. If you love a more traditional table, a poinsettia centrepiece will add a perfect touch of festive red. For a real statement, run the centrepiece the length of your table.

Sprinkle some sparkle
Table settings are a fun way to add some personality to your table. Consider napkin rings, Christmas decorations and special cutlery for the occasion. Personalise each guest’s place setting with a cheery Christmas note, a tiny token or Christmas cracker. Sprinkle glitter on your tablecloth for some glitz and glamour or add mini Christmas cakes around the table.

Turn up the warmth
Lighting is key to setting the mood for your table. Candles are a nice touch, whether as part of the centrepiece or incorporated into individual settings. If you love fragrant candles, try festive scents with cinnamon or pine undertones. Take it to the next level and add fairy lights to walls or beams to add to the Christmas warmth.

Bottoms up!
Whether your guests are drinking wine, champagne or a refreshing Mistletoe Martini, add to the elegance of your table setting with stemmed drinkware. There is much to choose from at Christmas time in terms of colour, especially if you’re hosting Christmas lunch outdoors, so why not coordinate drinkware to your Christmas theme?

Christmas is about coming together with friends and family. You may want to plan the gift exchange around the table or plan some games to get everyone giggling and chatting away. Whatever you have planned for the day, a beautifully styled Christmas table will bring even more cheer to your festive home this holiday season.