Many restaurants may well be closed this year due to the various covid-19 restrictions that we are all facing. However, you can still have a very memorable occasion this Christmas at home. Bringing a smart and luxurious feel to your home dining is all about the way you set the scene. At the heart of it all – apart from the Christmas tree, of course – is the table setting. In this blog, we show you how to create the perfect Christmas dinner setting to suit your style.
Table linen for a refined touch
When it comes to special celebrations, table linen really does make the occasion feel more refined. That touch of traditional style can take the form of a classic white tablecloth. This is a timeless choice that also forms a blank canvas for other colours to be introduced through plates, candles and flowers. Alternatively, you can opt for a coloured table cloth to make a strong statement. Our Revolutionary Cotton Feel Amalfi tablecloths are available in 25 different colours, from traditional options such as Navy and Maroon to more unusual colours such as Mocha and Seafoam that really make your table stand out.
Christmas table themes
As you build up your table design from your choice of table linen, it’s easy to feel tempted to include almost everything except the kitchen sink. Instead of getting carried away, pick a theme for your table. Themes that work well at Christmas range from warming winter red inspired by a roaring rustic open fire to an elegant white and gold theme inspired by an enchanted winter wonderland.
Centrepieces and festive ornamentation
A memorable table setting is brought to life through the centrepieces and accessories that ornament the space. The traditional centrepiece of your favourite flowers in a beautiful vase is very hard to beat. However, if you want to do something a bit different, remember that there’s really no wrong answer here. Let your imagination run free – think pine cones and candles, branches trimmed from the Christmas tree, even vases filled with baubles and Christmas lights. Whatever you opt for, though, just remember to leave enough space for the turkey!
Home-made name cards
Name cards might seem slightly unnecessary this year with coronavirus restrictions limiting the number of guests we can seat at our tables. But this is to miss the point – name cards are not merely a way of organising who sits where. They are a chance to make everyone feel special, especially if they are home-made. Creating a personalised name card, particularly if it’s in the form of an edible treat such as a mini gingerbread biscuit or a dinky mince pie with the name iced on, is a charming finishing touch to your table setting.
So make Christmas Dinner an occasion to remember by starting with the table linen, picking a theme, selecting an eye-catching centrepiece and getting creative with the home-made name cards. (And don’t worry if it's not quite perfect – the imperfections are what make things truly beautiful.)