For the ultimate traditional Christmas table, the colours red and green are your friends. They’re colours that never fail to give us a warm and cosy nostalgic feel when it comes to the festive season so they’re the perfect choice for your dining experience.
For ultimate sophistication, these colours can be used as bold representatives or as accent colours against a crisp white backdrop. Either way, they’re going to give you and your guests a dining experience to remember.
Starting with a plain base is the key. Whether this is a plain white or red tablecloth or runner. This gives you a blank canvas to add the finer details. We advise staying away from green for the base as this will give you more scope and a better balance when it comes to any foliage you may want to add.
Think about the layout in relation to the way you want to dine. If you’re self-serving and want everyone to tuck in themselves then you’ll need to leave room down the centre to place your dishes. A runner is perfect for framing your food, so to speak. You can then use foliage or candles at the ends of the table to add further decoration.
If you are planning on serving food straight to the table then the world is your oyster when it comes to your decoration. A foliage runner down the centre makes a beautiful statement. You could also add white and green flowers for extra decoration.
The little details are what bring your table from average to luxury. Candlesticks and candles can be used to nestle between your foliage. Acorns either natural, bleached or sprayed white make beautiful and eco-friendly decorations as you can forage them yourself. Dried fruits and broken stringed Christmas baubles (we all have them) can be placed throughout your foliage too! The details are perfect for adding texture and depth to your traditional Christmas table.
To add a bit of fun and sparkle to your table use interesting glassware. These could have a pattern or some metallic details to match any other metallics you have on your table. Our embroidered ribbon bows with metallic stitching are the perfect little detail. These can be embroidered with Merry Christmas or with initials of your choice to make your table personalised for your guests. These are extremely versatile and can be used to wrap around your napkins, placed on your table as a place setting or used to tie your cutlery too!
Napkins are obviously what we get excited about and you could say we’re experts on them! They come in all different shapes, sizes and embroidered patterns and, we’re biased, but they make the world of difference to any tablescape. We have an exciting range, from classic and chic hemstitch to velvet-tied reusable crackers that can be used in numerous ways on your traditional Christmas table. For a classic layout, they can be placed under your cutlery, or used as name places with embroidered initials too!
We hope you loved our traditional Christmas table inspiration. If you have any questions about our Christmas products for the festive period get in touch and let’s chat! Or you can see more inspiration here!
Credits – How To Style A Traditional Christmas Table
Photography – Sophie May Photo // Styling – Your Fabulous Wedding // Stationery – Gray Starling Designs // Florals – Frenchie Loves Flowers // Tableware – Maison Margaux LTD // Cake – Where the Ribbon Ends // Embroidered Napkin – The Embroidered Napkin Company // Hand painted baubles – The Dandelion Art // Venue – Norwood Park