How To Make Your Table Look Fabulously Festive
With Christmas Day fast approaching it’s time to think about festive decorating again...Ok, so your Christmas tree may now be dazzling with lights and bedecked in baubles and your house may have more outside lights than Santa’s grotto, but as far as Christmas decorating goes, you haven’t finished yet.
Because now it’s time to think about your festive table and how you want it to look it for the great Christmas dinner, the biggest and most important feast of the year.
The bad news is that yes, it’s another thing to do, but the good news? Well, it really doesn’t take much effort at all to make a table look spectacularly festive. Especially if you’ve got our six top tips to hand.
Here’s how to blow your guests’ socks off on Christmas Day. And we promise, it’s much easier than you think.
1) Have a theme or pick a colour
Traditional festive colours like red and green are always lovely as are metallics. And when it comes to themes, just let your imagination run free! You could go kitsch with vintage, modern with silver or do festive fun for the kids.
We have several decoration colour theme options available in our online Christmas store.
2) Dress your table
All tables look prettier when covered with fabric and make a dinner feel extra special. If you don’t own a tablecloth, it’s not too late to pick up a temporary festive cover which you can find in the shops for around a pound.
Alternatively, have a rummage through your cupboards and get creative! You could use a pretty blanket, some scraps of fabric or even something like a pashmina instead.
3) Put some love into laying
Make sure your cutlery and glass wear is gleaming, use your best china, provide napkins, make name places (if you’ve got the time) and don’t forget the crackers! Little table presents are always appreciated too and don’t have to cost much.
4) Create a centre piece
Don’t worry about buying something else or even doing something fancy. When it comes to Christmas centrepieces just use what you’ve got to hand. Go natural and create a display from the evergreens in your garden (think ivy and holly in particular) or fill a clear vase with some Christmas baubles for a contemporary look.
5) Don’t forget the lighting
Candles are timeless and add some serious festive magic, particularly if you’re eating when it’s dark and twinkling fairy lights always look wonderful too.
6) Finally, dress up your chairs...
Or at least make sure they’re comfortable for guests to sit on. (Christmas dinners can last a long time!) Add some cushions for extra comfort and embellish with tinsel, bows, ribbon or a stem of mistletoe and you’re all done. Now then, where is that sherry?
Merry Christmas everyone! With love from UK Christmas World.