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How to Decorate Your Table for Christmas

Embracing the essence of Christmas, there's an unparalleled magic that unfolds around the dinner table, weaving cherished memories into the fabric of the festive season. At the core of any Christmas gathering lies the need for delectable cuisine, delightful company, and a table setting that radiates a special allure. The question becomes: how does one curate a scene of captivating seasonal joy without sacrificing an ounce of style?

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We've drafted in Amy Gladwell, the esteemed Interior Design Director for Houzz to steer us mere mortals in the right direction of a tablescape to die for. In this exploration, Amy generously shares insights and style recommendations for a Christmas dining table that transcends the maximalist layering trend with a touch of seasonal gold opulence. After all, if not during the extravagance of Christmas, then when?

"Initiate the ambiance with your choice of table linens," Amy suggests, "crafting a colour palette around this foundation. Picture the timeless crockery adorned with a gilded rim, complemented by gleaming gold cutlery and festive Christmas crackers." This approach seamlessly blends unapologetic tradition with nods to contemporary aesthetics, exemplified by the juxtaposition of clean-lined candlesticks and tumblers against the curves of scalloped-edged plates and ornate crystalware.

"Christmas embodies abundance, and your tablesc. Layering table linens and crockery adds dimension, while a thoughtfully chosen table runner unifies your guests from one end of the table to the other, fostering a sense of togetherness."

Adorn Your Table for the Festive Feast

Once your colour palette and tableware decisions are made, turn your attention to decorations to bring the entire theme to life. A natural starting point is the centrepiece. Our expert advocates for an opulent Christmas garland adorning the table runner, adorned with twinkling baubles and festive dried fruits. Sprinkle the table with candlesticks in gold and varying in height for a glamorous profile that exudes a warm, welcoming glow. Voila! A table befitting a yuletide banquet is born.

"Extend the evergreen charm from the runner to the napkins, embellishing them with fresh rosemary sprigs from the garden, tied delicately with a satin ribbon for a personal touch. Pro tip: invigorate the rosemary by placing it in a glass of water before setting the table. Extra points if you incorporate them into your guests' gifts."

Where to Buy Show Stopping Tablescape Accessories?

Design isn't always about the price tag, however fusing high street with high end is a talent that few can claim fame to. Fortunately for us, Amy is an expert when it comes to styling the two - and here's how!


Metal cake stand                      Marble cake stand

         Metal cake stand - £22.99                                      Marble cake stand - £34.99

Harrods Gold Christmas Crackers (Set of 6)                     LSA International White Wine Glasses (350ml)

                  Harrods - £109                                           LSA International - £49.95


  Metal Cake Stand                   Small porcelain plate

        Deep porcelain plate - £9.99                                     Small porcelain plate - £7.99

  4-pack metal napkin rings                        2-pack place card holders

   4-pack metal napkin rings - £12.99                           2-pack place card holders - £9.99
Metal cake slice                          Metal candlestick
         Metal cake slice - £9.99                                            Metal candlestick - £12.99
VILLEROY & BOCH Partially Gold-Plated Ella 30-Piece Cutlery Set                         HARRODS - Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vintage Champagne 2013 (75cl) - Champagne, France
VILLEROY & BOCH - Ella 30-Piece                                Harrods, Blanc de Blancs Grand  Cutlery Set - £469                                                                  Cru Vintage Champagne                                                                                                                  (75cl) - £55
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