Christmas is around the corner! Click here for inspiration for your Christmas table....
Whether you are feeding a crowd or it’s an intimate Christmas dinner for
two, make sure your Christmas table decorations are fabulous! Choose a
festive colour: silver, gold, red, or one of the new navy blues, teals
or pastels and build up a stunning look that is bound to impress. Start
with a plain tablecloth, then add a decorated or felt runner down the
middle of the table. Decide on your centerpiece – it could be a stunning
floral arrangement, different sized candlesticks grouped together, a
glass dome display with a winter scene or a row of mini Christmas trees.
Whatever it is, make it a showstopper! Then carry on with your
Christmas table decorations with the place settings. Begin with a
beaded, sparkly placemat then place a large charger on it. A dinner
plate on top of that then a smaller plate followed by a bowl. Mix up
your china to add interest but stick to a colour scheme to prevent it
looking messy, such as silver and white, gold and copper, red and cream,
or black and gold. Place cutlery with a festive napkin holder, or you
could make your own. Simply tie with a ribbon, then add a little gift or
special bauble for each guest and perhaps a tiny posy of seasonal
flowers. Sit back and wait for the compliments!
Take inspiration from our gallery of centrepieces and decorations…
Berry and Herb Wreath, £70, realflowers.co.uk
So stylish but so simple! Take one ready-made wreath (or make your own if you’re feeling crafty; it doesn’t have to be too perfect) and pop a glass candleholder in the middle.
Terrariums make great centrepieces. Choose a largish size and place pretty things inside; in this case a collection of fresh flowers in different jars. Dot baubles around too and add a cheeky little robin on top. Similar terrariums from festive-lights.com.
Create a magical look with a glass cake stand topped with a variety of domes covering cutwork cards, glasses, mini trees – so long as they follow a cool and snowy scheme, they can be quite diverse! Find a similar cake stand at lakeland.co.uk and jars at thewhitecompany.com.
Perfect if you are short of space, choose three small bowl vases, fill with foliage, baubles, sweets, decorations – anything you like! Then just place one on top of the other. Similar bowls from houseoffraser.co.uk.
Choose pretty tumblers, then place a flower head in each one – these are chrysanthemums. Attach wire around the end of a candle and push it down through the flower. Place on a pretty plate, and add fake snow and glitter.
For a natural look, find a low metal or ceramic bowl, anchor pillar candles with Blu-Tack or candle dots, then fill the bowl with moss, fir cones and sprigs of foliage. Drape more foliage around the base and add sparkly fake silver berries.
Start with a wide, low glass bowl then put a glass footed bowl inside. Place rosemary, snowberries, small pine cones around the base then fill the top bowl with water and place floating candles. Similar bowls and candles from ikea.com
We love this look from Amara with its frosted glassware and textured white decorations and dinnerware – plus prices start from only £9.50!
Create a rosy glow like this for your Christmas dinner by pairing glittery bronze and pink baubles. Place them in the centre of your table with branches and roses sprayed with glitter and highlight them with gold-filigree candles. Continue the pink and gold theme with crackers and a beautiful cloche that your guests can even take home at the end of the night!
A different take on gold for the holiday decorations, this arrangement from Houseology presents an elegant look that is perfect for a romantic Christmas evening. Start with a clean white tablecloth and plates with various sizes of gold edges. Then add plenty of tea lights to set the mood. A garland running along the centre of the table keeps the look from being too sterile, and a rosemary sprig adds another touch of green.
White and silver are the predominant colours in this theme. Keep a clean look by using all-white plates, but splurge a little with glassware and use crystal glasses cut with an exquisite design. Add silver glitter decorations with festive messages and snowflake motifs, and don’t be afraid to mix green in there for a nature-friendly look – this one uses a garland wound around a low-hanging chandelier!
Keep your Christmas table decorations hassle-free by sticking to classic black and white. With these colours, you can mix and match fun prints – such as these floral bowls from Sainsbury’s – with other black and white tableware.
For a humble Christmas look, emphasise natural wood in items such as the table, candlesticks, and even table decorations – this canvas-wrapped stag is a nice touch. Use chunky candles mixed with tinted tea lights, and opt for smaller horizontal runners made with soft cotton to create a more personal feel.
Silver, blue and white decorations are the perfect way to glam up a holiday dinner table. Use as many glitter decorations as you fancy – you can even have glitter candles, such as these uniquely shaped stag head and christmas tree ones – just make sure to stick to the same theme colours for a clean look.
Beautiful tableware is essential for a holiday dinner table. A design like this one is great for festive table decorations that can be dressed up or down. Pair with other red and white elements to continue the theme or switch it up with twine and woodsy elements for a rustic look.
You might not think black may be the most Christmassy colour, but we assure you it complements warm colours beautifully when paired with gold and an earthy brick red. Try it as an accent colour on candles, napkins and plates – like these gorgeous ones from the Versace Medusa Collection. As a deeper shade, it’ll make your home seem surprisingly cosy!
Baubles are more than just for trees – they are great when repurposed for decorating! Set them inside bowls for extra glitz and use them as hanging decorations above a table setting for unexpected cheer. You can also match them in gold with candlesticks, vases and more for a uniform look. (And can we just add that we love the acorn details on these crackers!)
For a simply jolly dinner table, use a cherry-red tablecloth with a contrasting runner that has cute details in the same red as the tablecloth. Stick to rounded plates and bowls with matching utensils then add glasses that have a simple shape topped by patchwork-inspired white designs. Finish off with Christmas scents like cinnamon and anise to draw everyone into the room.
Enjoy the fragrant scents of pine needles and cinnamon sticks at the dinner table! Add them to your decorations by setting them on a smart white plate with a woodgrain charger. Red and white napkins in different patterns can be added for a simple look that is sure to impress.
Take a classic colour combination to the next level with standout pieces. Set the table with a bold red runner and simple dishes and utensils. Then wow your guests with red and white in unexpected pieces. Try tinted glassware and swap out plain white candles for stunning red ones instead.
A canvas bird is the perfect way to add a little creativity to your Christmas dinner table. Set on a plate with a darker rim like this one to really let it stand out.
Achieve this mature look by selecting decorations in deeper shades of traditional Christmas colours, such as olive-green and ruby red. We also love these unique goblet tea light holders and wine glasses with stars.
You can always have a white Christmas even if it isn’t snowing outside – just use white decorations. Incorporate snow and polar bears for a fitting theme and stick to porcelain plates and tableware. A tawny-coloured tablecloth adds a little warmth in colour so your home doesn’t look too frosty!
This gorgeous table decoration looks complex to put together, but is surprisingly easy to compile. Welcome guests with presents wrapped in splendid gold patterns. Then simply stick to gold accents for all tableware and glassware and group glittery baubles together for impact.
So cute. Personalise your own cake fork so no one can ever claim your mince pie for themselves!
Deviate from traditional red and green by going for the combination of orchid and cream. Keep it Christmassy by adding subtle cream and gold decorations, like coasters and festive cloches.
To get this exceptional look, start with a natural wood table and tableware that is intricately designed in blue, gold, white and silver. After that, choose a gold statement candleholder for a centrepiece. Continue the woodsy theme without losing the glamour by adding branches and pinecones covered with white glitter.