Are you hosting Christmas this year? Then why not create a spectacular table setting with candle lights, matching tableware and fresh Christmas flowers? And what’s more, there’s any number of plants and blooms you can use. If you’re struggling to find inspiration though, here are a few ideas and tips to help you add a little magic to your Christmas table…
Top tips for dressing your Christmas table:
While space on the table can be limited, especially if all of the family are around, dressing it up for the occasion is an absolute must! Here are a few ways you can go about it…
Use a table centerpiece such as fresh flowers or a floral-adorned candle arrangement to create a focal point. Serenata Flowers offers a number of themed bouquets, many of which are available for next-day delivery. Whether you’re sending a little sparkle to yourself or someone else, bold and beautiful blooms are a great way to inject color into your Christmas interiors.
Create an interesting finish with glass wear, textiles and colored or embellished crockery in complementary hues.
Ensure there is enough space for each guest to sit comfortably and if you’re the host, be sure to keep an eye on empty plates and pulled crackers. Clearing these up as soon as possible will help to free up space.
If throwing a larger soiree, opt for name cards to designated seats. This will avoid any awkwardness when it comes to finding a seat. You can also use this as an opportunity to fashion creative name cards with floral embellishments.
Wow, dinner guests with a festive plant, such as a Christmas plant or bouquet of blooms. The likes of red mistletoe, Peace Lilies, and Red Robin roses are all great options for the Christmas period.
If you’re looking for a contemporary twist on the traditional Christmas color palette, combine crisp whites with rich reds and natural elements such as pinecones and spruce. This Scandinavian design using flowers in color blocks creates a refreshingly modern feel. For extra embellishments, add bundles of cinnamon sticks, hand-tied with a hot-hued ribbon and large red roses to create attractive place settings. Your guests can even take these roses home as favors!
Add natural elegance to your Christmas table with a floral embellished table runner, intended to bring a little of the beautiful outdoors inside. Choose soft, muted hues for best results and contemporary decorations in shades of pretty pinks and pastel greens teamed with natural logs for extra rustic charm. This style will look perfectly at home in a country cottage. You can even add homemade Christmas crackers to the mix; this is also a great project to embark on with the kids.
Bold and beautiful
Choose a festively rich color scheme for your Christmas table to create a truly triumphant feel. Opt for blooms in rich, jewel tones, perfect for the party season. A low-level floral arrangement will create a great talking point, whilst sparkling candle elements will create a warm ambiance and a seasonal glow. Go the extra mile and complete the look with personalized place settings and coordinating chair backs.
If you’re planning on really pushing the boat out with your Christmas table decorations this year, choose a contemporary flower arrangement runner that goes the entire length of your Christmas table, complete with interlinking arching branches, comprising blooms such as larch and orchids. Light the remainder of the table up with carefully placed candles to add warmth and ambiance. If your home is modern in style, choose contemporary color combinations in the shape of ice white, lime and purple. If your dining room has a more traditional feel, opt for richer hues, such as gold, green and red.
Pinks and reds may seem like an unruly color combination, however, they work to create a surprisingly elegant festive arrangement. If you have tall candelabras, use them to create drama in a more intimate setting, complete with dressed blooms and trailing foliage.
Create finesse with foliage
Blooms are beautiful but foliage should never be undervalued. If you’re looking for a more low-key affair, your table decorations don’t have to be overly festive to create an impact. Whatever foliage you favor, choose a decorating scheme and palette of the same hue to ensure everything ties in seamlessly.
Adorn the table with homemade miniature trees
Make a fully festive statement with miniature Christmas trees adorning the table. You can even use them as a place setting props. Cheat this effect by using cuttings from your actual Christmas tree or a real fir tree you may have in the garden – just be sure to take them from the back, as this way they won’t be missed. Place the sprigs in tea light holders and add further embellishment and a touch of personality by dressing the ‘trees’ with mini baubles.
Keep it country
Combine traditional festive shades of red and green with cutesy country-style elements to create a warm, ambient Christmas table display. Begin by dressing the table in plain and tartan tablecloths to create both color and texture. Then add wood-handled cutlery, natural rush placemats, and a combination of pretty candleholders to finish. To create name holders, you can fashion a garland out of herbs, dried fruit, nuts, and berries or dress a cracker with an embroidered linen or tartan napkin.