Although our Christmas plans may be uncertain this year, there is one thing we know for sure, we can gather around our dining tables and enjoy Christmas dinner with our households. For some of us, this could be the first time we have seen family members in some time and with the year we have all had, we think this year, your Christmas table planning should be extra special.
No design worth while was ever just thrown together so a little planning and setting the table the night before will leave you stress free, with just the presents and dinner to worry about on the big day. Inspiration can be gained from your existing interior or a complete contrast, the choices are endless. We believe a crisp, white tablecloth should always be your starting point and then let the creativity start.
Are you a traditionalist? If so then gold’s, greens and reds are going to be your staple. A gold table runner will complement your white table cloth perfectly and candles and a traditional wreath as your centre point will set the scene. Holly, ivy, leftover baubles and tartan napkins will create the perfect traditional setting for your Christmas table planning.
Do you prefer a more modern, minimalist look? Choose your colours-: black and gold, black and white, grey and white, various shades of grey or any other colours that you like. White and ivory will also refresh the look and metallic touches will add a refined feel. An elegant table of silver and white will bring a snowflake and sparkly feel to the day or you could let your imagination run wild with bold contemporary colours of purples and oranges against a white backdrop. Maybe a monochrome black and white theme will set your tone-never be afraid to experiment with a slightly less traditional theme.
Welcome your loved ones to the table with a handwritten place setting. This could be as simple as a card, or you could double up and create small gifts for your guests. Perhaps a small succulent with a chalkboard label bearing their name? Or a personalised bauble or cracker? Feel free to let your imagination run wild – just make sure, whatever you settle on, that it works with your overall theme.
Bring the outdoor in
Bring the outside in for a nature-themed setting, rich in earthy shades. From bold greenery to wooden finishing’s, this trend captures that rustic country vibe wonderfully. Try pairing the soft green tones of faux eucalyptus intertwined with dark berries, thistles and subtle fairy lights to offer a warm, natural feel to your Christmas table planning. Another lovey touch maybe to cut your own evergreen from your garden to enhance your table.
Fill your home with festive fragrance
Nothing evokes that Christmas feeling quite like the mingling scents of pine, spiced mulled wine and clove studded oranges. While you can’t beat the real things, boosting that Christmas smell with scented candles will have you in the festive spirit. Evocative scents like pine, gingerbread, mulled wine are easily linked with a Christmassy atmosphere.
Christmas table decor is not just a demonstration of your imagination and creativity, it is also a reflection of your good taste, and the ability to turn a regular dining table into a masterpiece with aesthetic appeal, creating the perfect mood for your special day.