It‘s that time of year again when the nights get darker, the air gets colder, and our diaries get fuller. Whether you’re the social butterfly around town at Christmas time; or the stay-inside, host with the most... the one sport you‘ll see everywhere you go this season is the art of festive table scaping.
Christmas is about bringing people together, so what better way to celebrate the season than with your loved ones (old and new), around the table? Especially when it’s the perfect opportunity to express your personality with all your favourite people in one place.
We’ve got the decorating details for you, for those who favour minimalism over maximalism, the co-ordination connoisseurs and even something for those who want to go all out and have a mini-Santa’s grotto right on their table! Without further ado, keep scrolling to see our top 7 decoration must-haves this Christmas time.
1 - Decorative details
Nothing says Christmas has arrived more than seeing twinkling baubles hanging from the trees and windows around town. But why stop there when you can decorate your table as you would your tree? Start with our festive hanging decorations, and particularly our Snowbell Snowflake Hanging Ornaments, which are a timeless addition to any festive feasts. Scatter these around the table with their hosting ribbons near glasses or cutlery, and your guests will bound to love the extra details. Not to mention they don’t take up too much room when serving for the many, it’s a win-win situation.
2 - Give back to the Earth
‘Tis the season of giving, and we’re not stopping at just spoiling our friends and family this year. Give back to the earth with our Luxe Recycled Ambra Wine Set. An unexpected table twist for any partygoer's must-have wish list. Nothing says a good dinner party than full glasses and the sound of toasting to all the things you’ve been grateful for this year. In a popping Amber tone, this set will look great against a candle-lit room and even with some bubbles in it.
3 - Set the mood
Setting the atmosphere for your hosting evening can almost always be dependent on the right lighting. Our top tip is you can never have enough candles, especially at Christmas time. Our Ombré Vase is the perfect conversation starter; fill it with candles, fairy lights or even dried flowers. It’s the showstopper candle holder that is equivalent to putting the star on the top of your tree, but in the centre of your table, surely you won’t want to miss this premium addition.
4 - Modern Day Monochrome
If you’re new to hosting and dressing your table and don’t know where to start in choosing from the abundance of avenues, you could go down in colour schemes. Start simple, and with our off-white Shoreline bowl collection. This unique milky speckle glaze and hand-dipped earthware terracotta rim is what you’d agree is the epitome of ‘quiet luxury’. By starting your base with some signature monochrome pieces, you can build pops of colour around this, not to mention you can use them again for seasons after Christmas.
5 - Natural Foliage
Every year the same question comes around; “Isn’t it funny that we put a tree inside our houses and decorate it?”. Well, we’re fully embracing it and suggesting that you keep the theme going and even utilise any branches as part of your table piece to decorate with baubles and ribbons. For a side centre piece, you can always pair any foliage with our minimalistic but bold Vakra Vase. The abstract finishing touch for those who want steer away from the traditional look and feel at Christmas time.
6 - Dress your table (and the room)
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again... It’s all in the details. And when we say this, we mean everything, right down to what you’re serving your nibbles and treats on. That’s why our range of serving platters offer a unique rustic feel to any table setting. See our Black Wood Serving Board taking centre stage with a chic matte finish and bark detailing, not to mention it looks fantastic with some Negronis or cheese served on it. For those who like to be extra, we always recommend dressing the room, not just the table, so pair your dinner setting with one of our Valentia Rug for the ultimate cosy stay-inside and dance the night away feel.
7 - Luxe colour combinations
Of course, we couldn’t recommend any festive decorations without a pop of gold or sparkle and our Molten Copper Vase or Pedestal Bowl is the ultimate addition when paired with gold foliage, baubles or lights. Place in the centre of your table and the antique copper finish on this vase will do the talking... you always need a touch of glamour at any dinner party!
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