6 ways to dress your dining table this Christmas
There’s nothing quite like the moment when your friends and family are seated around the table, ready to tuck into a delectable Christmas dinner.
To make your table top extra special, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite looks, styles and trends that will help to make your Yuletide meal a real showstopper. Whether you’re partial to pink or a sucker for Scandi, you won’t want to miss these captivating winter table treatments for this year’s foodie festivities in your home.
Broste Copenhagen’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection is well worth a look if you’re hoping to keep things seasonal but subtle. We love this ‘Esrum Night’ table service, which features a Smoke white wine glass and Gracie napkin, accompanied by a set of Sletten Full Mirror cutlery. You can beautifully decorate your side and dinner plates with a sprinkling of stars as your guests wait to be served, or why not add a little festive ambience by lighting a Christmas Tree candle while you eat? Magical, atmospheric and full of wonder, Broste’s full range can be viewed online at www.brostecopenhagen.com
With its metallic glamour and elegant tones, Amara’s ornate Midnight Jewel look boasts opulent decorations that pop with peacock colours, making dinnerware the focal point of the celebration. Soft furnishings are ideal embellishments that will certainly stand out, plus sophisticated barware and sequined decorations will really make your party sparkle. For some truly decadent crowd pleasers, why not line your tabletop with a metallic lace runner from Chilewich, accompanied by Wedgwood’s Byzance plates and Champagne flutes by Waterford? Check out the collection now by visiting www.amara.com
If the classic, timeless appeal of a more traditional Christmas suits your style, Spode’s Winter’s Scene collection from Portmeirion will be right up your street. Items in this range feature beautiful interpretations of Spode’s artwork prints, decorated with a striking red border containing holly leaves and acorns. And with selected items displaying a charming Winter’s Scene motif, you couldn’t ask for a more warming, welcoming and comforting setup for your table. Peruse the collection over at www.portmeirion.co.uk, or take a look around on Spode’s website at www.spode.co.uk
Create a warm, rustic, wintery feel with your very own Nordic style this Noel. Understated and unconventional, the look can be achieved with the addition of pinecones and fragrant cinnamon sticks, along with dark blue or teal accents and copper, which will make for a finish that’s instantly classy. Adding contemporary luxury to any Yuletide dining experience, the RW2 cutlery collection from Robert Welch is not to be missed, and a go-to option for anyone with an eye for something a little different. Take a look on their website at www.robertwelch.com
Pretty in pink
Dazzle with your table dressings by infusing them with some gorgeous pink tones. Light, playful and supremely stylish, it will add an elegant hue to any Christmas table, helping to make your guests feel utterly glamorous and fashionable. Viners’ Studio 18.10 cutlery set is just the thing to complement a look like this; originally designed by leading silversmith Gerald Benney in the 1960s, it features a unique and textured effect that’s ideal for a well-dressed table. Including Studio charger plates and salad servers, it’s the epitome of premium class, and can be discovered at www.viners.co.uk
Here we have a scene that instantly soothes the soul and lifts the spirits. Neptune’s ‘Pretty and peaceful’ look balances the contemporary with the traditional, using a low-hanging decorated tree branch to enchant and delight. We can’t get enough of the Delyth sheepskin rug and Ermine velvet cushions, which act as indulgent seat pads on an Arundel bench. As for the branch, you can find the perfect option while out on a winter walk, applying a mixture of Neptune’s Betty and Anabel designs. For more wintry inspiration, take a look at www.neptune.com