Whether you are hosting a Christmas party, having all your family for dinner on Christmas day or just want to bring some festive fun to mid week meals, dressing your dining room table can be stressful. Striking a balance between boring and cluttered can be difficult, but following our simple tips will ensure your table is dressed to perfection.
The best way to take the stress out of dressing your dining table is to plan ahead. Taking your time, rather than rushing to finish as your guests are walking through the door, is likely to result in a Christmas table you can be proud of.
Once you have the perfect dining table, the first stage is decide on your theme. Whether you are going for gold and green, silver or more traditional red and green, deciding a colour scheme is the best place to start. This allows you to find decorations, which match your theme and compliment each other beautifully.
Decorations need not be expensive or extravagant; sometimes the best decorations are those that are simplistic. You can even find free decorations in your garden. Pinecones make a gorgeous extra accessory to add a rustic feel to your table and you could even spray them silver or gold to match your theme and make them look really chic. Another great tip is to add height to your table. This ensures that you do not need to add loads of different elements before your table looks complete. It also makes sure that your table does not look cluttered, and instead looks simplistic yet elegant.
Whether you have a large dining table or a smaller table in your kitchen, starting from the centre and working your way out is the easiest way to achieve the best results. Add height with anything from a cluster of elegant taper candles, a mini Christmas tree or even placing food on a cake stand to add a luxurious finish.
Finally, add something handmade to your table. Christmas is all about feeling cosy and spending time with family and friends. Add to the festive spirit by including something homemade. Whether it’s something as simple as decorated handmade place cards or cookies or something slightly bigger like table presents, your guests are bound to love the thought behind it. You could even hand stamp your paper to make your presents truly unique.
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Charlotte Blackmore, Blog Editor