Make every celebratory meal special with showstopping table-setting ideas for every style and Christmas moment, from the 25th through to New Year’s Eve
This kitsch and colourful table is the perfect backdrop to holiday cheer. Begin with a bold, patterned table runner, then add Christmassy red placemats and coasters. Bring out the seasonal crockery and glassware, from festive plates and platters to pretty, patterned Christmassy serving dishes. Dial up the festive cheer by decorating the table with shiny, characterful decorations and baubles in a rainbow of colours and finish with cheery Santa-themed napkins.
Team natural elements with classic tableware for a relaxed gathering. Create a centrepiece with a row of glittering Christmas trees arranged onto a seasonal table runner for a rustic, yet celebratory feel. Arrange pillar candles in holders of various heights along the length of the table. Build the place settings with woven placemats, seasonal crockery, silver cutlery and modern glassware. Finish with napkins in wooden napkin rings and silver-themed crackers.
Make every Christmas meal magical with this winter forest wonderland theme. Start with a crisp white tablecloth, then add deep green accessories to create a mysterious, otherworldly feel. Thread through touches of metallics to add shine and sparkle, from silver crackers to miniature trees. Pile up elegant crockery and beaded coasters at each table setting, with silver cutlery and decorative wine glasses, then add a festive flourish with a glittering foliage decoration on every plate.
Deep burgundy red and antique brass is the starting point for this cosy Christmas table. Create a focal point with some festive greenery, pillar candles of various sizes in gold candle holders and then scatter glass and velvet vintage-inspired baubles. Light-up tree decorations, tartan-patterned crackers and embellished wine glasses add a celebratory feel. Place a folded cloth napkin at each place setting and tie with red ribbon as a festive finishing touch.
Words: Sarah Lafarge