The Christmas table is the place in your home where everyone comes together, which is why it’s the perfect place to go all out when it comes to decorating. And while it’s easy to browse Pinterest for some great decorating ideas, we thought it would be helpful to give you an overview of all the elements you definitely should consider when decorating your Christmas table.
1. Pick a theme
If you want to make sure your table looks cohesive it’s best to opt for a theme. You can go for a classic Christmas table, but there are other options, like setting the table with earth tones or going for a Scandinavian themed table setting. A good starting point is gathering the things you already have and want to use and building your theme around that.
2. Use beautiful fabrics
A linen tablecloth is the ultimate base for a perfectly set table. We’ve got the biggest collection of coloured linen, so whatever theme you go for you can be sure to find a tablecloth to match your table! Our Provence is the best option for table linen.
But there’s more to a table setting than a good tablecloth. A table runner is the easiest way to add more depth and cohesion to your table. A well matched tablecloth and table runner make the perfect base for your table setting.
3. Opt for a stunning centrepiece
A centrepiece turns a normal table setting into something that will really wow your guests. A centrepiece doesn’t have to be complicated. Some holly branches and well placed candles can be more than enough, but you can also use this as an opportunity to let your creative juices flow!
4. Set the table
Christmas is a great time to opt for a formal table setting. But what were the rules again?
- Stack plates from large to small, with the smallest plate for the starter, the middle plate for salad and the largest for the main course.
- Cutlery should be placed from the outside in. So the cutlery for the starter is furthest from the plate.
- Forks and spoons are to the left of the plate.
- Knives should be on the right and with the cutting side facing the plate.
- Place the glass to the top right of the plate.
- Place the napkin either on the plate or to the left of the forks.
5. Add a personal touch
A personal touch is a wonderful addition to any table. You could make personalised name cards or place a personal gift on everyone’s plate or go for the British tradition of adding a Christmas Cracker to each plate!