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.

A glamorous table setting combining geometric fabrics and Fornasetti-style ceramics

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.

An opulent blue and gold exotic table setting

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.

A natural Scandinavian dinner table

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.

A rustic table setting with vintage linen

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 striking centrepiece created using antique bowls and an array of berries

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.

A traditional table setting combining red, green and gold