6 stylish ways to dress your dining table this Christmas
Make your Christmas table a feast for the eyes with our smorgasbord of ideas that each uses a merry mix of antique and new
From bright, bold colours to a more traditional take, there are some fun, festive ways to dress your dining table for your Christmas dinner. Here are a few of our favourite decorative ideas to get your dining table Christmas-ready!
Go for glamour
For a quirky take on festive, keep the look glamorous with mismatched geometric linen, Fornasetti-style ceramics and plenty of gleaming metallics.
Create with colour
Azure blue, turquoise, sea green and gold conjure up an exotic setting that mirrors the beauty of jewel-bright peacock feathers. Stick to these four shades to ensure a cohesive and opulent effect.
Natural table decoration
Bring a touch of Scandinavia to the table with plenty of freshly cut foliage and understated natural materials. Switch decorative ceramics for simple pewter, and pair with jute placemats and white linen napkins. Add plenty of candles and turn down the lights for a cosy meal surrounded by the scents of nature.
Traditional festive set-up
Vintage linens in natural tones evoke the feeling of Christmases past. Keep your tableware crisp and subtly ornamental with vintage creamware and delicately detailed cutlery.
Decorate with deep, rich tones
Embrace the berry tones that are so on-trend for the festive season. Make a striking centrepiece with a large bowl filled with winter fruits next to a charming posy of garden flowers and berries. Bring out a small selection of your best ceramics for an eclectic and casually styled array.
A classic colour palette
The traditional combination of red and green never fails to please at Christmastime. Keep it classic and sophisticated by teaming gold and silver elements with elegant glassware. To make sure the look is a little less formal and regimented, choose plates in differing patterns but the same shades.
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