For most, Christmas day would not be complete without the mighty, annual Christmas dinner. And we're sure that many would agree that nothing quite beats the alluring aroma of turkey stuffed with sage and onion. The sweet simmer of homemade cranberry sauce bubbling from the saucepan. Slow roasted potatoes - crispy on the outside; soft and fluffy on the inside. A mountain of steaming, freshly cooked vegetables. And of course, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without pigs wrapped in bacon blankets. And don't even get us started on dessert!
Whatever's on your menu this Christmas, before you begin your festive feast, you'll need to lay the table. Understandably, Christmas is set to look a little different for many of us this year. So to keep spirits up, why not use this as an excuse to get extra festive? Make this Christmas extra special for loved ones and little ones by adding a festive flourish to your dining table. Go ahead and check out this year's top 5 Christmas table setting ideas below to spark your imagination!
Simple Christmas Table Settings
Easy, Affordable & Fuss Free!
Keep things simple this Christmas with neat, no-fuss table settings. Simple Christmas table settings can be created using your everyday linens, dishes and cutlery. Just add a few festive additions to place settings to imbue a festive feel! Decorate plain or white dinner plates with sprigs of faux foliage like thistles, pinecones and holly. Pair with napkins and crackers in green shades to complement the natural hues. For something more floral, style single seasonal flowers such as artificial red roses or poinsettia on plates for a brighter touch of colour.
Elegant Christmas Table Setting Ideas
Imbue an Enchanting & Wintry Ambience
The second of our top Christmas table setting ideas blends wintry colours with sophisticated style. Nodding to traditional winter wonderland themes, elegant Christmas table settings work off a silver and white colour palette. Pair a fresh white tablecloth with silver or grey crackers. Add height to the table by putting napkins inside glasses and placing a small frosted tree at the centre of your table. Enhance the magic by resting glittering silver baubles on the table cloth to add to the enchanting ambience. Swap the white tablecloth and silver napkins for a dark grey tablecloth and white napkins for a more contemporary look.
Gold Christmas Table Settings
The Traditional Colours of Christmas
Nothing quite says Christmas like gold! This colourway will look particularly impactful on dark dining tables or a black tablecloth, creating a luxe, boutique look. If you have (or have always wanted!) gold cutlery, now's the time to invest. Then just add the usual Christmas table additions in gold colours - table mats, coasters, crackers and napkins. If this is a bit bolder than you were hoping for, why not incorporate gold with other colours? Red and gold Christmas table decorations can be used to add a festive feel to your Christmas dining set up. Try adding an artificial wreath with red berries alongside glittering gold baubles as an alternative to a table runner.
Blue & Silver Christmas Table Decorations
Think Different with Cool, Christmassy Tones
Move aside the classic Christmas colours of green, red and gold. This year is all about blue and silver Christmas table decorations! We'd argue that blue is one of the most versatile Christmas colours as it can be used in varying shades. Simply add some blue crockery to your serveware and style with your everyday stainless steel cutlery. Or go a touch further with blue placemats and napkins alongside sparkling silver crackers. You can even take some silver tinsel from the tree to decorate the edge of place settings or the backs of chairs. What we love most about blue and silver Christmas table decorations is the nod to summer skies. Which will be especially welcome if the weather's grey and overcast this Christmas!
Natural Christmas Table Decorations
Get Closer to Nature with Evergreen Shades
Bring a touch of the outdoors in with natural Christmas table decorations. The fresh and inviting tones of evergreens bring a touch of warmth and colour to wintry scenes. The same effect can be created on this year's dining table! Style artificial garlands centrally along large rectangular tables as a decorative runner. Create a similar feel with round or square dining tables using a flourish of artificial eucalyptus sprigs in a glass vase. Or for something a little more wintry, select frosted foliage. Embrace the natural feel with reclaimed wood, stone and jute details.