Christmas Table Settings and Centerpieces
Bring in the Christmas cheer with a fabulously festive table setting. Whether a casual or formal affair, there are some simple but elegant touches that can make your table truly sparkle.
While your house may be sporting twinkling lights, a festive tree, Christmas cards and presents, the focal point of any Christmas celebration is the meal. Be it turkey, ham or some delicious alternative, your dinner table surrounded with family and friends will be the highlight of the day.
The only limit to your table’s beauty is your imagination, but here are the key elements to make it truly special:
Eyes will naturally fall upon the centre of your table, so make a statement with a striking silver wreath and plenty of candles. Centrepieces are also perfect for showcasing Christmas plants like poinsettias, ivy and holly branches. Add some candle holders, baubles, or even a vintage-style lantern and you will leave your guests with a lasting Christmas memory.
There are many different colour schemes to choose from during Christmastime. Silvers and golds exude luxury and can be highlighted with design elements such as beautiful gilded candlesticks and vintage bottle openers for the festive tipple. Reds and greens give a traditional feel, while for a bolder colour palette, black paired with burgundy or teal makes a powerful statement. Why not go beyond the table by adding fabric seat covers, bows or baubles to your chairs?
Your table should embrace the Christmas spirit; do this by adding some elegantly wrapped crackers and party favours to complete the decorations. Little touches like place name holders in the shape of tiny, silver bells and using tree decorations as napkin holders, like this cheery robin to help capture the magic of the season. Glass jars filled with dazzling baubles and gems, pine cones and greenery, cleverly folded napkins, seasonal flowers – the ideas are endless! But whatever you decide, have a very festive and merry Christmas.