A beautiful Christmas table setting is created with as much attention to detail and care as the Christmas meal itself. Whether you’re setting up a table for a formal sit-down dinner or using your dining room for a buffet spread for Christmas lunch. Some key elements need to be considered, regardless of your style. It will ensure your table decorations and everything on it, including the decoration don’ts (like fussy centrepieces), fit seamlessly into your overall festive decor. Don’t distract from the real star of the day: Christmas dinner!
What is Tablescaping ?
Tablescaping is a form of art that draws inspiration from many different elements. Highlight a particular theme or create a pleasing arrangement of colours, textures and objects. Everything sits on the table, from the flatware to the decorations, to the tablecloths and place settings. It goes beyond setting the tables as they are personal extensions of your personality. So, we need to add creativity to make it look unique.
Let’s check out some of the best Christmas themes :
Coastal Theme :
The challenging part of decorating a coastal Christmas tablescape is finding the correct elements. It’s all about choosing natural materials with a sandy or rocky texture and bringing the beauty of nature into the home. The driftwood candle holder used in this table setting is a step in the right direction, as well as the eucalyptus garland. However, other than that, it’s all about simplicity. The natural elements are the real stars here. So choose a neutral colour palette for your dining room. Such as white plates, napkins and tabletop trees for added greenery. Plywood or sand dollars for fun elements to bring in the ocean theme. Try using a coral napkin holder to tie it all together.
Rustic Plaid Theme :
We can quickly achieve rustic holiday decor by using plenty of plaid details. You could use a plaid table runner across the middle of your dining room table. This will create a fun aesthetic that blends rustic and festive think. Christmas stuffing, Campbell’s Soup can labels and vintage wrapping paper can add more vibrant look. By keeping the Christmas table centrepiece minimal, you can make it so that the runner is the star of the show. Pairing down on the other decorations allows you to have more fun with each element. Tie ribbon bows to the backs of each chair to add an unexpected detail. You could also opt for coordinating piping on your chair straps or even choose candy cane-striped napkins.
Gold & Glamorous theme :
Mix gold accents with white to give your Christmas place settings a glamourous feel. Gold ornaments, gold-rimmed champagne flutes, or even a Christmas tree figurine from our gold Christmas themed items can liven up your place settings. Try pairing greenery with elegant clear champagne glasses for maximum contrast if you need some Christmas place setting ideas. Place the clear champagne glass upside-down on the table so that the rim is facing up. Then add a gold centrepiece such as a Christmas tree figurine to the inverted glass for added festive flair. For additional inspiration, our gold Christmas napkin rings and place settings help make decorating easy and fun!
Whimsical & Bright theme :
White Christmas table decorations can be a winter staple in your house. Picking out the right place settings and ornaments can be challenging, but it can also be a lot of fun! Make your decorating easy by choosing red, gold, and ice-blue ornaments to fill a small red serving dish to create a fun centrepiece. Incorporate those same colours in your place settings to keep with the overall theme. Finally, don’t forget the lighted tabletop Christmas tree! It will add some festive sparkles to your white Christmas tablescape.
Winter Wonderland theme :
Winter Wonderland is a collection of snowy-themed decorations for the Christmas holiday table. A large centrepiece decorated with flakes and ornaments of silver, woodsy pinecones, holly sprigs, silver glass balls and a candle creates a snow-covered canopy above that incorporates light blue accents such as in dishes and cloth napkin rings. Silverware packs a snowball on the handle while small tree napkin holders hold square perfection. The winter palette is completed with the illumination of small tea light candles.
Peppermint-Inspired theme :
The red and white peppermint theme is prevalent, especially around the holidays. Use red and white plates, cups, and bowls to create a candy cane-inspired look. Add red poinsettias as a centrepiece, or use red and white artificial Christmas trees as decorations. You might also want to add a red Christmas ribbon to each plate in addition to the candy cane decoration.
Now is the time to tap into its rich potential, from mini Christmas trees to simple table ornaments, whatever your creative flair. So get those creative juices flowing and create your holiday masterpiece.
Come and celebrate the Christmas Season with us at Brook pub, Cambridge. All types of food like starters and main courses are included in the Christmas recipes. We serve up a delicious Christmas dinner menu from November 25th to December 30th with 2 or 3-course meals available for £20.95 or £23.95, respectively. We are now taking reservations until December 30th, so don’t let the chance of enjoying our unique Christmas food slip away. We are here to provide the best atmosphere for you and your loved one’s so that you can enjoy Christmastime to the fullest.