Some would say that sitting down to eat Christmas dinner with your loved ones is the best part of the day. You’ve mastered a fail-safe technique for moist meat and crispy roast potatoes, and your timings are impeccable. But there’s one more way to ensure you achieve the wow-factor at the dinner table this year and involves no cooking at all – table dressing. Take inspiration from these four crowd-pleasing styles.
Think rustic snow-brushed branches, acorns and felt crafts. Scatter berries and seasonal foliage to form the base for a beautiful centre piece. Top with faux (always faux) antlers and minimalistic decorations in tones of off-white, red and sage green for an effortlessly charming finish.
In the words of Culture Club, ‘red, gold and green’. This is a traditional and timeless Christmas colour palette. Tartan fabric table runners should be topped with exclusive tableware and lit candles for a soft, warming glow. Finish by upgrading your napkins from paper to crisp cotton.
Christmas is an occasion for opulence. Build lavish metallic decorations and chic glassware around a candelabra centre piece to create the most luxurious dressed table. Add tonal silk crackers for an elaborate twist on the classic pre-dinner amusements.
Where novelties are welcomed. Dress your table with tinsel, festive characters and so-cringe-they’re-cool decorations. Place your crockery on quirky place mats, straddled by cutlery and crackers filled with paper hats and rubbish jokes. All for a table that’s cheesier than your Christmas cheese board.