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.
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 to create an enchanting and whimsical Christmas table setting.
Placemats, Table Runners and Coasters
This year we have some very special tableware pieces, which we have introduced as part of our collection. Our new tableware collection includes a selection of table runners to make a statement to your table, wicker placemats to compliment your table colour scheme and charming coasters to tie in the look. 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.
Christmas Table Centrepieces
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.
Helen of @my.victorian.house has chosen to dress the centre of her table with a cluster of pine sprigs for a rustic wintry look, a white beaded wooden garland to tie in with the 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 a planter, which is filled with natural greenery and on-trend petite candles, for a gentle glow of cosy candlelight. To add foliage to your tablescape decor, choose from our selection of grey & buff rattan square and round shallow planters for the perfect indoor Christmas planter arrangement.
Christmas Glassware & Crockery
If there was ever a time to dig out your precious glassware for a special occasion, Christmas is the perfect opporunity. Helen thoroughly enjoys dressing her table all year round and this year’s choice of elegant crystal glassware and crockery go beautifully with this theme. How beautiful are those crystal glasses? Perfect for a glass of full-bodied 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 pine foliage to decorate the fabric napkins, which is such a perfect touch.
Ideas For Christmas Day Nibbles
Nibbles on the table are essential whilst everyone is eagerly waiting for their sumptuous Christmas day lunch. Our round Grey & Buff Rattan Round Storage Baskets and our Grey & Buff Rattan Oval Storage Baskets are perfect for storing 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 look great in any room of the home. Whether it be for a basket for food or even to declutter, organise and add a sense of calm to your surroundings.
Christmas Drink Selection
Finally, to make sure no one is thirsty, our Chilled Wicker Party Baskets are a staple piece to have at Christmas. Ideal for keeping classic Christmas favourites chilled, such as champagne, prosecco and your guests choice of wine. For an extra creative touch why not add 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.