It’s never too early to think about Christmas! You may have noticed that our Christmas shop is now live online and in the showroom. We know that many of you like to plan ahead and organise in advance, so we thought we’d share our tips for styling the perfect Christmas table.
For many, Christmas dinner is the most important meal of the year. We fret over cooking the turkey correctly, what sides to offer our guests and whether we have the perfect tipple to accompany the food – so why not pay just as much attention to the decorating of the table itself?
Read on to discover our top Christmas table styling tips.
Think about texture
Don’t write off tablecloths as old-fashioned, instead make an investment in a beautiful linen design that you can reuse for special occasions. The beauty of linen tablecloths? They don’t need ironing and the creases only add to the charm! You can also add texture to your dining chairs, as you want to ensure that your guests are nice and cosy during dinner. In our showroom, we’ve draped sheepskin throws over the back of our wooden dining chairs and even added sheepskin seat cushions for extra warmth.
Choose your dinnerware
For our festive photo shoot, we used our white glazed tableware collection which looked stunning paired with the pink linen tablecloth. Christmas dinner isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing meal, and any patterned dishes would look too cluttered. You can’t go wrong with simple, well-made dinnerware such as this glazed collection. Ceramics are really having a moment and anything with this handmade finish will look stylish on your kitchen shelves when you’re not using it.
Add subtle festive touches
You don’t want to go overboard with adding festive elements to your table. Yes, it’s Christmas day but there’s no need to dump a pile of decorations in the middle of the table. Instead, take a more subtle approach and introduce just a couple of decorations up and down the table. Use one of our paper Christmas tree decorations on each place setting or perhaps fill a large bowl with baubles to place in the centre of the table. Rather than going overboard with pine, try adding a large vase full of our faux olive branches or eucalyptus stems as a centrepiece.
The finishing touches
To complete your table, consider all of the little details. You could add a handwritten menu and a little bit of foliage to each place setting – try a cut eucalyptus stem, a couple of sliced figs, dried orange slices or a sprig of foraged berries. Come to our calligraphy workshop and learn the skills to create beautiful place cards. And don’t forget the Christmas crackers!