The presents are wrapped, you’ve decked the halls and sorted your Christmas menu. There’s only one thing left to do—style your table of course.
A well-prepared meal deserves a well-dressed table so whether you’re hosting a lunch, breakfast or dinner, it’s time to impress your friends and family with a foodie spread that’s full of flair. Here’s our top styling tips and ideas for a feast to remember.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Keep your Christmas table interesting with eye-catching treats and dishes that your guests can freely help themselves to. Serve dishes of seafood, roasts, salad and veggies in the centre of your table and allow guests to serve themselves. Add different stands to create different heights, and decorate the table with treats like iced cookies, a gingerbread house and candy canes.
If there’s no room in your kitchen or fridge, make your desserts the star of the table. It would be a shame to waste such a spectacularly delicious looking cake.
MIX IN PLAYFUL TOYS & DECOR
It’s not Christmas without toys and decorations so why not use these in your table dressing! A centrepiece as simple as a perfectly wrapped present can be a striking yet cost effective addition to your styling. Don’t be afraid to play around with Christmas ornaments and decor. Add them to the plates or mix them in with foliage to keep your guests in the Christmas spirit.
If you have any toys around the house, load them with foliage, flowers or even iced Christmas cookies to make the ultimate centrepiece combo.
Whether it’s traditional green and red or modern hues of blue and pink, there’s a Christmas colour theme to suite every style and home.
Gold, silver, bronze and copper can add elegance and class to your Christmas look. Use them as a subtle accent to accompany your main colour palette. Pair warmer tones together and cooler tones together – think silver and blue, or pink and gold. Here are some of our favourite colour pairings for Christmas this year.
BRING THE OUTSIDE IN
Create a rustic Christmas feel by adding foliage, greenery, plants or flowers to your table spread. Bringing in earthy textures can add an element of style to your centrepiece, table runner or even your cutlery.
Balance this look with some natural textures like a hessian runner, pinecones or wood-log placemats. Candles can also add a dramatic finish to this look. If you’re sticking to a colour theme, fear not, you can also spray paint the pinecones and foliage to suit your scheme.