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Tablescaping Ideas For Christmas

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Want to give your Christmas Table a fabulous look this Christmas? The key to a good table scape is choosing a ‘theme’ using colour, balancing heights and layering. And don’t forget teh details!

Not sure where to start? Here are four themes for a festive tablescapes that I think you’ll love.

Modern Christmas Table Setting

This table is all about nature and is a heavy nod to boho style. Earthy, natural colours, sprigs of greenery and twinkly lights. Lots of candles are the key as is layering and creating atmosphere.

Boho inspired Christmas table

Aria tall footed glass from Micucci.

 Hand-crafted footed glass with bulky shape and small bubbles within the glass. The colours of these handmade glasses are infused within the molten glass, which guarantees the sustainability of its colours, even after heavy use or multiple dishwasher cycles. Sold in sets of 4.

Price: £14

Ginger Ray Gold Glitter Kraft Antler Christmas Place Cards

Dress your table in style this Christmas with these paper Christmas Table Place Cards with an adorable gold glitter antler design. A great way to ensure your guests are seated in the perfect pace around your table. Simply write your guests name on the blank cards and place around your Christmas table to create a trendy festive set-up.

Price: £3.99

Giant Pinecones (Set of Four) from Truffle Tablescapes

Oversize pinecones are sure to make a statement on your tablescape or mantle. This set includes four dried natural Maritima pine cones – simply add to your décor display (I love them with evergreens and seasonal flowers) to complete a natural, Nordic look.

Price: £14

Walnut Wood Candlestick, Bubble from Bohemia

This Walnut Wood Candlestick, Bubble is a pleasingly curvaceous candle holder and is finished with beeswax polish and are hand turned on a traditional lathe in Morocco.

Price: £29

Personalised Sustainable Reusable Christmas Crackers (holly green) from Two Green Monkeys

These reusable personalised Christmas crackers cleverly double up as napkins. Simply “pull the cracker” then unroll the napkin ready for Christmas dinner! Say NO to plastic and pointless cracker toys this year, with these beautifully personalised napkin crackers. Make it meaningful by filling it with a personal message and a gift your guest will enjoy long after their Christmas dinner.

These crackers come empty, with a durable cardboard core, ready for you to fill with your own gifts, personal messages and hats.

Price: £14

Paper Starlights – Classic White Christmas Bundle | 3 Star Lantern Set from Paper Starlights

Party under the stars with these celestial white paper star lanterns! The clear light, clean lines and stylish geometric form of this beautifully versatile collection will complement any space and colour scheme. The collection includes 2 x seven-pointed stars and 1 x five-pointed star. Hang at different heights for decorative impact. Use unlit, or with cable and bulb sets, or Bulb on a Rope.

Price: £48

Eco Wooden Ice Lolly Plate from Blue Brontide

Snack time has never been so fun, or so cute, with this Ice lolly plate made from solid saman wood. Perfect for the Christmas table for that end of dinner cheese and crackers course. Food safe, durable, light-weighted, naturally anti-bacterial, ecologically friendly & fully bio-degradable

Price: £18.99

Star Burst Hoop light from Sparkle Lighting

Twinkly lights give a real festive feel to this tablescape. You can use LED lights, like those shown here, around the whole room as well as on the table.I particularly love the lights that hang above the table here – strung simply around and through a dried branch that has been suspended from the ceiling.

Price £49.95

Contemporary Christmas Table idea – Fresh Pink

Who says your Christmas table has to be red, gold OR green? Go for something fresher this year and choose pink in all shades. After all if it’s good enough for Pantones colour of the year it’s good enough for your table right? You could add some silver to make it feel even more full of festive sparkle, or introduce a dash of red. Or, just stick with the pink and use blush, magenta, cerise and pale pink in combination. Teamed with green is quite striking too.

Pink to make Santa wink!

Gingham Christmas Crackers  from Nancy & Betty

Go for cute and sassy gingham check for your table with these crackers. Set against a slightly paler gingham check tablecloth, the look is really fresh and modern. I love the eucalyptus used to decorate the cutlery tie and it brings in the green edging of the cracker. Gold cutlery gives the look a softer look than stainless steel would.

Price: £36

Set Of 2 Rose Pink & Gold Champagne Coupe from Rockett St George

A dinner party is not complete without the appropriate glassware to wow your guests with. This Set Of 2 Rose Pink & Gold Champagne Coupe glasses certainly have that wow factor whilst being truly delightful.

The entire champagne glass has a rose pink tint to it and the rim is finished in a gold colour which not only compliments the rose pink colouring, but also adds a touch of elegance.

Price: £29

Barbie Pink Botanical Accents with Christmas Star Flowers from Stars Unite Europe

This winter blooming poinsettia brings warmth to any home interior and creates a festive mood. Pop them around the table (being very careful that pets do not go near as they can be poisonous). You can use them as centrepieces and then keep them all year!

Price: varies

Pink Bristle Tree On Star Base from Gisela Graham

These cute pink bristle trees would work really well placed down the centre of the table or in groups. Choose different heights to create impact. I always group in 3’s. You could use them at each end of the table, especially if you’ve gone for a table runner.

Price: £14.99

Vintage-Style Glass Dinner Plate In Soft Pink from Rockett St George

These gorgeous vintage style glass plates are a lovely alternative to the heavier traditional Christmas plate options. If you didn’t want to spend out on a whole set, go for a set of side plates and use these on top of more budget friendly white plates. The soft pink really adds a touch of class.

Price: £19

Set Of Four Braided Pink Napkin Rings from Rose & Grey

Some people don’t see the point of napkin rings, but I think they really make a table look ‘finished’. These would work well with crisp white linen napkins or something that pops more – deep pink maybe. Remember if you don’t have pink napkins (or tablecloth) you can always die white ones. Often cheaper in the long run.

Price: £35

Queen of Christmas Personalised Coaster from The Gift Collective GB

Instead of a name card as a place setting, how about these personalised coasters. They also double as a gift. Great way to add something really personal to your table. See if your guests can work out who’s is whose.

Price: £5.99

Rose Quartz Glass Tree from Truffle Tablescapes

This Rose Quartz Glass Tree is perfect for adding a soft lustre to your table or mantle. The tree is lit from within by an LED light – ideal for placing in areas without a power socket. You could buy a few and have them across the table instead of candles – much safer if there are curious little fingers around!

Price: £25

Botanical Christmas Table

If you are a regular to my blog you’ll know I’m a fan of all things biophillic – that is designing a room to introduce as much of the natural world as possible. This year, you can do this at your Christmas table too.

How do you give your table a real botanical feel?

Think swathes of greenery down the middle as a centre piece dotted with wooden candle holders. Wooden chargers underneath stone plates, and plenty of green. Pick holly from the garden (or garden centre!) and add a sprig to napkins, stand candles in wreaths and add some divine smelling cinnamon sticks and dried oranges. Can you tell I love this theme!

Go botanical with your table this year

 Enchanted Forest Christmas Tablescape from Lights 4 Fun

This gorgeous tablescape says it all. Natural materials, warm candle light and earthy tableware. A wreath used as a centrepiece with lit candles – perfect!

Price: varies

Mila Set Of 2 Etched Green Gin Glasses from Rose & Grey

This set of two gin goblets have beautiful etched detailing that makes them stand out from other glasses. You can use them with your regular glasses to prevent having to buy many that you probably won’t use again. Or if it’s just a small party for two – ideal for adding a touch of opulence. They are called gin glasses, but don’t let that stop you using them for wine, water or whatever!

Price: £34.95

Montecarlo White Napkin from The Fine Cotton Company

Add a touch of elegance to your Christmas table settings with these Montecarlo white cotton napkins.
They can also be monogrammed for an extra special touch.

Made in reassuringly thick, smooth sateen cotton and lovingly embroidered with an initial of your choice they are a classy addition to your festive table.

Price: £14

 Festivo Christmas Dinner Set from Dress For Dinner

Garlands of holly and berries adorn these luxurious hand-made Italian Christmas plates, making your Christmas meal very special indeed. So special in fact that they will be treasured year after year during your Christmas festivities.

Price: £298

Pair of Forest Green Twisted Dinner Candles from Heavenly Homes & Gardens

A stunning pair of dark green twisted candles ideal for the botanical theme. Stand them in groups or individually and light to create atmosphere.

Price: £10

Personalised Sustainable Reusable Christmas Crackers from 2 Green Monkeys

If there’s one thing I’ll be doing this year it’s choosing sustainable crackers. These reusable personalised Christmas crackers cleverly double up as napkins. Simply “pull the cracker” then unroll the napkin ready for Christmas dinner! What’s not to love?

Price: £14

Mistletoe Portrait Crackers from Nancy & Betty

If it’s more traditional type crackers you are after for your botanical theme, these mistletoe printed ones are a good option.

All of these luxury eco-friendly Christmas crackers are designed and handmade with love in a workshop in England.  Nancy & Betty plant one tree for every box of crackers sold. Goods are printed with vegetable based inks on sustainable paper stock.

Price: varies.

Sophie Conran 4 Mistletoe Dinner Plates from Portmeiron

Serve up a delightfully decadent dinner with this Sophie Conran dinner service. Beautifully decorated with a mistletoe design, and combined with the iconic Sophie Conran for Portmeirion ripple, this plate will add a touch of sophistication to any table. An elegant choice for Christmas dinner, this plate is made for modern living, and being dishwasher and microwave safe it will find use in your kitchen throughout the festive season – and beyond!

Price: £80 (28cm plate)

Black and white Christmas Tablescape

This one is really out there, but embrace it and it can look truly stunning. Go monochrome to achieve a really clean, elegant and modern tablescape this Christmas. It’s quite an easy one to do using what you have already – or you can probably source. A good thing about it is most of the tableware you’d need to buy will not be as expensive as it’s not the ‘traditional’ Christmas colour palette. A good idea is to check out your local vintage stores for some 80’s tableware and charity shops for chargers, napkins and candles.

Black accents are on-trend in the home, so why not for Christmas!

Simply BLACK Pillar Candle – Medium from Buckley & Phillips Aromatics

Available in an extended range of sizes, Simply white & black pillar candles offer simplistic elegance to compliment your table monochromatic decor. An intriguing fusion of spicy woods, vanilla musk & velvety rose it makes a change from the usual cinnamon and star anise festive fragrance.

Price: $15.95

Monogrammed Embroidered White Cotton Napkin from The Fine Cotton Company

For real class and elegance a crisp white cotton napkin can not be beaten in my opinion. Add a monogramme and you’ll be my forever remembered. So simple, but so stunning.

Price: £18

White Pearl Stoneware Side Plate from Rose & Grey

This elegant Pearl tableware collection is inspired by 18th and 19th Century European ceramics. A beautifully designed collection features adornments that resemble small pearls around the edges of each piece. The beads are very resistant to impact. Each piece is finished with a very strong white glaze. These side plates are the perfect size for using as side plates or dessert plates.

Price: £7

Black Mother of Pearl Charger Plates from Truffle Tablscapes

These unique black and white mother of pearl inlay charger plates are showstoppers that are bound to blow your guests away at your Christmas table. They are an ideal alternative to a place mat and are hand crafted by Vietnamese artisans in a maker-to-market scheme so you know that every purchase directly impacts the life and community of its maker in Vietnam.

Price: £90 for two

Set Of 3 Black Honeycomb Christmas Trees from Rockett St George

Simple and stunning paper table decorations can really set the scene. For your black and white tablescape, obviously go for just black or white decs. The structure and symmetry of these trees will work really well.

Price: £19

Black and White Merry Christmas Napkins and White Wire Christmas Tree Place Card Holder from Ginger Ray

Dine in style with these beautiful monochrome Christmas tree napkins. Chic and classic they are the perfect addition to your modern monochrome tablescape. Pair with the metal tree placholders for a complete look.

Price: £4.49, napkins,: £7.99 placeholder

Black Christmas Candle Centrepiece from Ginger Ray

Add a contemporary twist to your table this festive season with a striking black candle holder. This beautiful Christmas table centrepiece is the perfect accessory for your home that can be used even after Christmas has passed. The candle holders will look fantastic on your table all year round. 

Price: £9.99