Set the Perfect Christmas Table
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Whether you’re cooking for the whole clan or it’s a quiet affair for two, when it comes to Christmas, half the fun is creating a statement with your Christmas dinner table. Whether you want to stay trendy with up to the minute contemporary look or want to keep tradition alive with something altogether more retro, we’ve got plenty ideas to get you started. Nice & Nordic Borrowing a little style inspiration from our Scandinavian cousins, a popular choice for this Christmas is to inject a touch of Nordic style to your table. With a traditional Scandi red and white colour palette, a mixture of natural textures and the addition of a little greenery, this is the perfect combination of tradition and style. Achieving the look couldn’t be simpler. Skip the table cloth and opt for a red toned table runner to let the wood of your dining table be the centrepiece. In terms of crockery, simple white works best for this look, top with a red fabric napkin and swap the crackers for individually wrapped favours (don’t forget to add in your own handwritten jokes!). To add a natural element, scatter ferns, dried pinecones and even trimmings from your Christmas tree to the centre of the table and add in some pillar candles to create a festive glow! Festive Traditions We love a little tradition here at Tower HQ and when it comes to Christmas Day, what better excuse to embrace the styles of Christmases gone by. With rich reds and greens and a smattering of gold for a sprinkle of festive glitter, this is perfect if you want something a touch more timeless for your Christmas table. To create a festive base use tablecloths in a combination of block colours and festive patterns like tartan to create a rich, layered look. Create a little height with gold toned candle sticks surrounded by an arrangement of winter foliage (these can be picked up fairly inexpensively from your local florist). Opt for gold or gold rimmed crockery to add a touch of decadence and top each place setting with a Christmas cracker – you can’t pass up a paper hat, it is Christmas after all! Winter Sparkle From the glistening fairy lights to the glitter of a Christmas card, Christmas is all about the sparkle. It’s simple to create a winter wonderland effect by sticking to a cool toned colour palette of silvers, blues and whites. Add in a hearty helping of fairy lights and you’ll have enough sparkle to guide Santa’s sleigh straight to your chimney stack. Use a white table cloth with plain white crockery, topping with white napkins and adding in splashes of colour by securing with a silver napkin rings. Fill glass hurricane lamps with sparkly Christmas decorations and arrange strings of fairy lights around these to create a shimmering winter glow. Sprinkle around star shaped table confetti to create little pockets of shine across the table surface. So with those ideas in mind, it’s time to get planning those Christmas tables. If you fancy the look of any of these or have any of your own ideas, share them with us on our Facebook or Twitter pages!
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