How to style your Christmas Dinner Table is a question I often get asked around this time of year! I absolutely love Christmas and getting everyone around the table, enjoying beautiful home cooked food, amongst a laid back yet stylish dinner table is the perfect day for me! I want to share with you some Christmas table arrangement ideas and some simple styling tips that you can apply to your own Christmas dining tables this year.
First up.. flowers!
Think about the size of your table… are you on a round table or a longer dining table? Mine is rectangular so I prefer the more banquet style dressing of smaller arrangements throughout the centre, but if you have a round table you can get away with a more larger, statement floral vase in the centre. Our Christmas hand tied arrangements in these gorgeous glass vases work perfectly on a round table and make the most beautiful centrepiece! They can be enjoyed throughout the whole day on the dining table and leave plenty of room for glassware/candlesticks/tea lights etc and other decorations you may choose to use.
If you are dining on a longer table our terracotta pot collection is a great way to bring in an elegant yet natural festive feel to your tables cape. Place throughout the centre of your table amongst tea lights and candlesticks for a really relaxed feel. This look also works well with glass bottles in various heights filled with seasonal blooms, and votives filled with larger more blousy blooms. By creating flowers at different heights throughout the table this fills the space and offers an intimate dining experience filled with beauty. I love this look of using smaller vessels throughout, as it allows room for sharing platters/ wine glasses etc.
Another way to dress a longer table would be with a foliage garland throughout the centre. There are so many amazing foliage varieties available to us during December. By using foliage such as blue spruce and pine you can bring that classic gorgeous Christmas scent to your dining table. Eucalyptus, berried ivy and pistache are further foliages that I love to use at this time of year. Add fruit such as pomegranates or dried oranges and limes for extra texture and interest.
I love to adorn each place setting with a sprig of foliage or single bloom. It is these simple touches that offer that more decadent, luxurious feel to our Christmas dining table, making your guests feel special and thought of. Here I have used blue spruce, but long lasting blooms such as ranunculus or roses would work well too. You can tie your place name to the sprig too, which is also a lovely touch!
How to style your Christmas dinner table? With candlelight of course! Candles are a must and the more the merrier in my book (health and safety wise of course!!) I love to use coloured candles to offer depth and richness, then tea lights in votives to create a continuous look of light at different heights. By keeping your candles tonal, here I have taupe, mink and burgundy, this really does offer a super stylish look to your dining table.
Linen and Tableware:
I am obsessed with tables capes! From various linens, napkins, table cloths and the effect this has, to charger plates, coloured crockery… I am not one for a simple white plate! Glassware is important too, I mean you need a glass for fizz and your red wine right?! Coloured glassware looks stunning or opt for a classic, traditional clear look. Use your linen and tableware to bring a bit of colour and personality to your dining table, or opt for simple, white ceramics which offer a timeless feel.
How will you be dressing your table for Christmas this year?! I hope this post has given you some inspiration and if you would like to order flowers for your Christmas table we will be delivering in Bristol up until December 23rd. Table decorations, garlands, fresh flowers for your house… we will have it all from our Bristol florist in Paintworks. Simply order online here!
Photos Edina Papp and Pinterest.