There’s always so much to do during the festive season, especially when it's your turn hosting the big day – whether it's planning the Christmas dinner menu or wrapping all your loved ones' presents - usually, the table setting is a last minute task. But if there’s one time in the year when you can really go to town with tablescaping, Christmas is surely it.
Whether you are setting the table for 12 or hosting a smaller family gathering, creating a beautiful dinner setting is the perfect way to impress your loved ones. Whether you're bring out your brand new matching tableware, reaching for your favourite ornaments or getting creative with a statement garland – it's time to pull out the tablemats, spruce up the festive flowers and blast your favourite Christmas tunes: it’s time to decorate!
Whilst having a coordinated theme or a set colour palette will work best, often it's those special little statement touches that make everything come together. From antique table centrepieces to festive ornaments, deck the halls and give your guests a dinner to remember with our pick of our top Christmas table decoration ideas.
1. Scandi touches
If you prefer understated style, textured neutrals and snowy motifs evoke a Scandinavian spirit for your Christmas table. Think neutral linen table covers for a smart but more relaxed finish. Then reach for natural textures like light woods, woven jute and macramé details if you are going down the Scandi or Alpine route - plus, they're all perfect to add some natural charm to your table setting.
2. Luxe tableware
Make the most of Christmas dinner settings with your favourite tableware - from unique Nightshade plates and bowls to luxe recycled glassware, pared-back ceramics have enduring appeal this festive season, while glassware makes a statement with rustic finishing touches and plenty of colour. To keep your Christmas table looking fresh and modern, go for unique luxe glassware to add a little finesse for the big day. Reach for more organic and handmade tableware pieces, perhaps in Shoreline or Nightshade hues, to offer a more relaxed approach that’s perfect for Christmas Eve or breakfast on Christmas morning.
4. Seasonal foliage
Lean into the simple life this Christmas and embrace no-fuss seasonal greenery into your home. Add understated holiday flair with simple fresh arrangements featuring silver dollar eucalyptus and blue thistle in vintage antique vessels and vases.
Or if you're looking to be a little more extra this year - free up table space with suspended decorated branches - all you'll need is some string or cheese wire. It's a great way to show off your creativity with a show-stopping Christmas display hanging from above. You can carefully intertwine twinkling fairy lights amongst the branches as well as hanging your favourite ornaments, like mirrored stars or metallic baubles, to add some extra sparkle and magic.
5. Flickering candlelight
Another favourite and always a winner for Christmas table decoration ideas is candles - and lots of them. From simple yet elegant tie lights to luxe Artisan candle holders, add a warm glow to your Christmas dinner table this festive season with flickering candlelight. Use ornamental candles like our artisanal stoneware candle holder, to add a calming warmth and envelop your home in ambient lighting.
5. Natural accents
'Tis the season for snacking - so after your Christmas dinner is all eaten up, finish off the meal with everyone's favourite, a cheese board. A beautiful cheese board is always a welcome addition to the festivities and a great finishing centrepiece to your Christmas table setting. Treat your guests to a stunning and equally yummy display of cheeses and other nibbles with our collection of wooden boards. Mix and match serving platters in natural materials, layering up wood, slate and glass, and adding in some organic shapes.
6. Copper centrepieces
A table centrepiece is a key part of a successful Christmas tablescape - always start with your centrepiece because it will really help to construct your theme. A centrepiece could include anything from a luxe glass vase with seasonal flowers or a classic Christmas wreath entwined with fairy lights.
No time? For a fuss-free Christmas table centrepiece, reach for an antique copper pedestal and arrange all your favourite (and special) sparkling ornaments and decorations in it - this stand-out centrepiece comes together in seconds.
7. Shimmering details
The tablescaping trend offers a great excuse to get experimental with decorating – it's really about clever styling to make your table a focal point of the room. Bring in your favourite Christmas baubles and decorations to weave through foliage and sprinkle across the table for added sparkle and a one-of-a-kind layer of holiday charm.
Importantly, make sure your Christmas table decorations are in proportion to your table. Your tabletop definitely shouldn't be overcrowded as you'll need enough room for serving dishes and glassware. But do play with height, texture and colour for added interest.
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