We are now into December (at last!) and you would be forgiven if you wanted to start decorating your home much earlier than usual to bring in some Christmas cheer!
This is a time of year when a more cluttered look is completely acceptable. We thought we would look at a happy medium - get your decorations up in the kitchen or dining room but in a more subtle and sophisticated way with a white dining table giving the base colour.
White and gold
The classic Christmas combination - sophisticated and luxurious. It's always a winner to decorate a dining room with a touch of gold for a celebratory sit-down feast but bringing in white just brightens it up some more. This scheme is perfect if you have a white dining table with a natural reclaimed wood tabletop like our stunning Hoxton oak farmhouse table. You can bring in just a little gold to warm up and blend with the white, you can use an antique gold for a more rustic / farmhouse feel.
White and silver
Set a sleek frosty scene in your dining room by combining white and silver. The Dorset white extending dining table is the perfect rustic dining table if you entertain many, keep your room light and airy by adding white dining chairs and possibly a bench with a furry throw so you can get your guests to squeeze up a little when needed!
White and pastels
We just love how this mantlepiece has been dressed in white and pastel pink. This idea would transfer beautifully to rustic furniture or even a kitchen display unit, with a coordinating centrepiece on a Worcester white round dining table or a kitchen breakfast table. Baby blue and teal are also more modern colours to consider if you are looking for a more modern Christmas vibe.
White and red
Red is the ultimate Christmas colour, warm, bold, positive and energetic red is definitely a firm favourite. With a white reclaimed wood dining table, like the Savannah, and a crisp white table cloth, the red will really pop and give your dining space a warm traditional feel without being too dark and cluttered. You can bring in some of the more modern or rustic table decorations available now if you want to move away from the standard baubles and tinsel.