All you need for the perfect Christmas tablescape…
Christmas fever is spreading across the nation as everyone gears up to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
You're probably starting to think about which Christmas card design you'll opt for, or even which colour scheme your Christmas tree decorations will be. But have you thought about your Christmas table?
The dining table will be a key location for the day's festivities, so it's always a good idea to focus some of your styling efforts here.
No need to worry about extra Christmas trees or elaborate furniture changes though, with just a few tweaks and products you can transform your dining table into a winter wonderland!
If you want to get some Christmas table inspiration from this year's best festive dining trends, take a look at our top picks below and see which designs will complement your delicious food.
1. Party Fever
If you're not one to stick to traditional colour schemes, then John Lewis's Party range of Christmas dinnerware, baubles and much more, is the dining table design for you.
Forget less is more, this collection is all about maximalism and showing off with bold colours, fun prints, coloured-lights and gold cutlery!
Perfect for a party atmosphere, this table trend can double-up as a New Year table scheme as well.
2. Pastel Pretty
Though you may associate them with spring decorations, pastels are one of this year's top Christmas dining trends.
Combining an all-out luxe style with frosted shades of pink, blue and green, this tablescape from Amara is perfect for those wanting a festive Fairytale look.
To make this design look icy and frosted, pair it with pale coloured glasses, silver accessories and plenty of glitter!
3. Golden Glow
You'll never go wrong with a classic red and gold tablescape!
This beautiful design from Next is perfect for embracing these traditional colours in a new and glamorous way.
To give this classic colour combo a fresh look, go all out on your gold accessories – tablecloths, cutlery, chargers, and glasses – and then add small red accents to your flowers, baubles and napkin rings!
4. Festive Foliage
Get the natural look for your dining table this Christmas by embracing the season's festive foliage!
Garlands are a great way to achieve an informal farmhouse-look without breaking the bank. Simply run one or two garlands down the middle of your dining table and weave a few fairy lights through them to give it extra sparkle, just like this garland from John Lewis.
When it comes to tablecloths it's best to keep it simple and opt for clean cream linens or your table's natural wood. Add some gold accessories for a touch of glamour, and finish your napkins with a bundle of botanicals for the perfect natural touch!
5. Gothic Greens
Embrace your dark side with a moody black and green colour combo this Christmas!
If you want your table to look cosy, wintry and a little bit Scandi, then this dark dining set from George Home is a must-have.
To give this simple look a festive and bejewelled touch, all you need to do is pair your dark minimalist dining set with deep emerald green napkins, glassware and a few glass tealights for that subtle glow.
Finish-off with some faux sprigs of eucalyptus mixed with fir tree leaves and you'll have the perfect modern Scandi-Christmas tablescape.