Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Perfect Christmas table settings

Ideas for Christmas table settings
A nicely laid table, with all the trimmings, is essential if you want to make Christmas lunch a special event – whether it’s just you, or the whole family is coming over to enjoy the feast.

It’s not too late to have a few ideas and get hold of the things you need to make your table look a treat for the big day.

Here are a few ideas and places to look for inspiration.

Colour design
There are many options. You could go for traditional festive red and green, red and white or mix and match your table cloth, napkins and place settings to your existing china.

Choose fun salad plates and napkins. Even if the rest of the table is more traditional, adding a cheerful or quirky smaller plate on top of your main plates, and investing in some Christmassy serviettes, can add a modern touch to traditional dinnerware.

You could mix up reds and whites in stripes or checks or add garlands and table runners using greenery and berries.

There is a huge array of dining china on the market. You will find the high-end brands in places like John Lewis.

Perhaps use plain colours in cool Scandi colours like stacking smoky steel greys and white.

Knives, forks, table spoons and serving ware should match where possible. Go traditional, or ultra-modern, it’s up to you. Try Ikea or Lakeland  for some ideas. What you use will of course be dictated by what you are serving for lunch.

Make your table look special with crystal glassware. Include glasses for red and white wine, perhaps champagne flutes and glasses for water.

Centre pieces
You could use greenery and flowers to make a gorgeous colourful centre pieces. Use glassware like bell jars and coach lamps to reflect and shine light over the table to give a warm look.

Lights and candles
Bring a cosy and homely touch to your table by using candles as lighting. Creating a warm atmosphere will help your lunch

You can find some great visual ideas here

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