Sharing delicious food and sipping mulled wine around the dining table is the most cherished part of Christmas. The epicentre of action during the festive season, the dining area is a bustling place where all the family come together, so it’s important to create a magical space your guests won’t forget.
It’s not all about the turkey and Christmas pud however, the table’s decorations and aesthetics play a part too. Here’s how to dazzle your family and friends when festive feasting this Christmas.
Choose a Colour Theme
To avoid a haphazardly decorated dining table, choose a Christmassy colour scheme first. Will you go for glistening metallics, frosty whites or traditional red, white and green? For a harmonious style, complement your chosen colour theme with your current dining room décor.
Create an Enchanting Centrepiece
For the ultimate wow-factor, a captivating centrepiece is essential. A wonderful opportunity to get your creative juices flowing, Christmas centrepieces can be dramatic displays that span the length of the table or feature just a simple, elegant ornament. From rustic wooden boxes filled with pine garland, snow-dusted pinecones and cranberries to a simple, sophisticated lantern – the ideas are truly endless.
Dig out your finest plates, cutlery and drinkware – this is their time to shine! Invest in a festive tablecloth or runner, a set of luxury napkins and don’t forget the Christmas crackers!
Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise
This is where the magic truly happens. Scatter beautiful accessories across your table for a picture-perfect display. Festive flowers such as amaryllis or red carnations alongside bowls of glimmering baubles will delight diners, whilst draped fairy-lights and cinnamon candles are sure to turn the spirit up.
Alternatively, why not get the kids involved and create your own decorations? Mini Christmas trees can easily be made from a couple of twigs picked up on a country walk. Simply attach to a chopped wooden stump and add a touch of metallic spray paint. Let their imaginations run wild!
Finish Off With Luxe Touches
For a sumptuous, Scandi-luxe vibe, layer plush textures over wooden materials. A fur throw slung over the back of a chair or draped across a bench evokes a fairy-tale feel, whilst a lavish sheepskin rug makes an exquisitely cosy base for the table setup.
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