Decor Guide: Timeless Christmas Table Settings

christmas table

For many of us, December is when we rediscover our inner festive planner: the house decked out in the prettiest of colours, the candles in the windows lit every evening at dusk, Christmas songs on repeat ... and making plans for the all-important Christmas feast.

Rediscover the joys of festive entertaining with our easy to follow tips below ... 


1. A wonderfully laid-out dining table is what really sets the festive scene in any home. Crisp and natural table linens and napkins, interesting and impressive dinnerware, a carefullly considered set-up and placement are a real must. Add natural and metallic decoration pieces to your table for added impact. 

christmas table

2. It's not just about the dinner. Create a truly enchanting setting for your festive feast by draping cosy sheepskins and snuggly blankets over seat backs that will bring instant warmth and conviviality to the setting. 

sheepskins table setting

3. Let there be lots of light. Creating soft and evocative festive lighting can be an art form in itself. A sea of candles, from tealights to pillar candles candlesticks, will produce soft pools of flickering light that add to the magical atmosphere. 

candle light festive decorating

4. Keep it simple and natural. Make or purchase garlands of natural foliage and greenery, and use them as table centrepieces and hang them along furniture, walls and windows. 

christmas natural decor foliage greenery


This is our edit of our favourite festive styles ... 


1. Nordic Noel: Try a combination of monochrome black, white and grey geometric tableware and accessories, add a touch of matte metallics, untreated wood and natural elements. 

scandinavian christmas

2. Rustic and Refined: A pared-down take on the traditional green and red Christmas look, it incorporates rustic-look ceramics and some metallic accents. 

rustic christmas

3. Sparkling Silver: A little sparkle, a little shimmer, lots of satin greys, silvered and smoked glass and sophisticated lighting it's what this look is about. 

silver christmas table setting

4. Gold and Glamourous: An opulent but understated look when paired with dark green and greys, black and natural tones. 

gold christmas decor table

5. Cool and Contemporary: This look is about stone, concrete and light grey tones paired with warm, playful copper and quirky pattern plays.

 contemporary style christmas table setting

These were some of our favourite festive table settings idea covering all styles from traditional to minimalist to art deco. Let us know which style you go for this Christmas on Instagram and Facebook.

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