Get “table-ready” in time for Christmas

Christmas is all about spending time together with loved ones; sharing laughter and creating memories. To me, it’s the day where we can indulge, feast and come together as a family.

“Family makes Christmas special”

Just before we sit down for our main Christmas meal, I usually create a festive centre piece and add some quirky touches to our dining table to make it extra special.

“Creating a festive touch of elegance”

A simple design made for my small family. Of course, when you’ve got more people you can add more pieces. 

So here are my quick easy tips for creating festive cheer around your table this season.

“A show-stopping centre-piece”

I purchased the candle holder in the pictures above from Dunelm Mill. I liked that it’s versatile and can be used on any occasion. In this instance, Christmas decorations and door hanging jewels were added to make it more festive. I also used LED candles wax candles which look and feel very realistic. The holly sprigs, and Christmas crafts were purchased from wilko.com; all reasonably priced. Put together, it’s created a warming, colourful table feature with minimal effort and expense.

“Time to plate up”

Tableware is something so personal to every household. My all-time favourite for special occasions is the Denby Halo range.

I found the gold-effect charger plates at wilko.com for £1.00 each! (You don’t have to splurge to create an amazing look). They’re plastic so explains the price point. However, I use them every year so I’d say they’re certainly worth it. All-in-all though, they’ve created a festive look instantly.

“Quirky finishes”

I’ve used some decorative sparkle leaves from wilko to liven up my napkins as I don’t have any napkin rings. Again these were purchased from wilko.com. I just twisted them around the napkins to act as make-shift napkin rings. Tip: If you shake the leaves off in the sink, you won’t get glitter on your plates.

The star fashioned decorations around the wine glasses have lasted me for years. If you add on a gift tag, you can create simple named place-settings for your guests. I’ve seen similar hanging decorations available at wilko.com.

“Seasonal table linen for your finished look”

Last but not least, is the table linen. I’ve actually had the table cloth and runner for years, purchased from next.com. Here’s some other ideas for you to consider.

As you can see, gold is the base colour in this piece I have created. You can choose different colours to create a theme. I’ve opted for a traditional feel for Christmas using the classic red and gold colour theme.

If the classic combination isn’t for you, there’s plenty of colours you can introduce together. From emerald greens to ice and silver. Alternatively, you can opt for a natural rustic Christmas feel. Here’s some inspiration from John Lewis, Maison Du Monde and H&M.

So there you have it; a “season-ready” table-setting created by yours truly. It doesn’t have to be expensive to make it festive. You can also use decor you already have and create something one-of-a-kind. I hope you enjoyed checking out my personal take on seasonal table decor.

Enjoy the festive period and please feel free to share your creations with me!

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