How To Create The Perfect Christmas Tablescape
The main event after opening up presents on Christmas day is of course Christmas Day lunch (and it’s not just the food that needs your attention) As the delicious turkey, roasted chestnut stuffing and crispy roast potatoes sizzle away in the oven, the scents of our favourite meal of the year eagerly remind us, that it’s time to set the table.
This year we have partnered with the incredibly talented and creative Helen of @my.victorian.house with some ideas on how to create the perfect Christmas tablescape. Helen has combined our baskets and accessories with her creative styling skills to create a unique, stunning and enchanting Christmas tablescape, which is easy to achieve at home.
Firstly, for any tablescape, a theme is necessary. Consider the mood you want to create for your setting then lay down your favourite table runner and let your creativity flow. In this article, we’ll show you how Helen has chosen elegance from her love of muted tones combined with an enchanting, whimsical Christmas table setting.
Your centrepiece is the pièce de resistance of your table, this eye-catching and beautiful feature will take centre stage, so it should be something that sparks interest. This year, Helen has chosen to dress the centre of her table with a cluster of pine sprigs for a rustic, wintry look, complete with a white beaded wooden garland to tie in with Helen’s neutral décor and some tall tealight holders, filled with greenery. Now for this genius touch, Helen has completely transformed our Grey & Buff Rattan Round Storage Basket into planter, which is filled with natural greenery and for a gentle glow of cosy candlelight, she has added on-trend petite candles to the planter to complete the look! How stunning!
Glassware and crockery
If there was ever a time to dig out your precious glassware for a special occasion, why not for Christmas? Helen thoroughly enjoys dressing her table all year round and this year’s choice of elegant crystal glass wear and crockery go beautifully with this theme. How beautiful are those crystal glasses? Perfect for a glass of fruity red wine, combined with elegant dinnerware for the ultimate classy look. Helen is all about the little details, so she has completed the look with some rustic wicker place mats and miniature foliage to decorate the fabric napkins, which is such a perfect touch.
Nibbles on the table are essential whilst everyone is eagerly waiting for their sumptuous Christmas day lunch. Helen has chosen our round Grey & Buff Rattan Round Storage Baskets and our Grey & Buff Rattan Oval Storage Baskets to store bread, cheese, mince pies, breadsticks and nibbles for the guests to enjoy before the main meal begins. Our Wicker Storage Baskets are a timeless, elegant and very useful storage staple that looks great in any room of the home. Whether it be for a basket for food or to use to declutter, organise and add a sense of calm to your surroundings.
Don’t forget to add charm to your table with some beautiful Christmas table decorations to accent the space, which will make your festive feast feel even more magical. This year Helen has upped her game with accessories for her Christmas table. To enhance the rustic theme of her table she has scattered our Mini Antique Wash Wicker Hearts amongst the garland and placed our small Vine Wicker Christmas Reindeer in the centre, which looks absolutely adorable amongst the rest of the accessories.
Finally, to make sure no one is thirsty, Helen has chosen our Chilled Wicker Party Baskets to keep the drinks cool and filled them with an abundance of favourite Christmas tipples, such as champagne, prosecco and all colours of wine. We didn’t think Helen could get more creative, however she has added some beautiful ribbons to the handles, which come to think of it, also look like they’d make the perfect gift for the one who loves a bottle of something lovely at Christmas. Who would’ve thought that such a simple touch could completely transform these baskets!
Now that the food is ready, it’s time to dim the lights to enhance the natural glow of fairy lights. Light the candles and serve your beautifully decorated table with a delectable Christmas day feast, complete with all the trimmings.
We just love what Helen has created and you can see more of her beautiful Christmas styling on her Instagram page @my.victorian.house.
If you are looking for some inspiration and you’d like to dress up your home for Christmas, check out our collection of Christmas gifts here.