Interiors Enthusiast, Katia Camilleri Helps Us Make Christmas Extra Special At Home.
Home Sweet Home. It is the most wonderful time of the year once again.
Christmas is all about creating special moments and memories through friends and family gatherings, gift-giving and of course, festive food. If you are the one hosting Christmas lunch, dinner or even a party this year, why not greet your guests with Christmas cheer and a beautifully decorated table. Here are some tips you can follow when decorating your dining table:
5 tips to decorate your Christmas table, By Katia Camilleri.
1. Set a theme
When dressing your Christmas table, a theme is the very foundation and starting point on deciding upon how you want your table to look. Try to keep the themes colour palette similar to the rest of your decorations in your home. This would create a more cohesive space. Read our last article for Christmas décor inspiration.
If you want to impress your guests, this is the time you take out your favourite table linens and get layering. Opt for seasonal tablecloths, napkins and table mats to add a more festive element. If you are on a budget, and you already own neutral-toned linens, layer by adding festive touches in your accessories for a more minimal look.
3. Centre piece
This is the focal point of your table, and it is all about creating drama. The table centrepiece is where you can get creative by using a variety of Christmas foliage to add greenery to your table. Opt for statement flowers in keeping with your festive colour palette. Use berries, hollies or even some dried oranges and don’t forget the candles. Create more height using candlesticks, or add a mix of tealights scattered throughout the table for a more laid-back look.
4. Name tags
Making your guests feel welcome is important during this time of year, plus planning the table seating beforehand is always beneficial especially if you have a lot of guests coming over. Adding name tags is a polite and creative touch. Choose a festive font to set the tone and tie in with the rest of your décor. You can place them either directly on plates or in glassware or even add a decorative touch such as pinecones, candy canes, cinnamon sticks or dried oranges.
5. Add some personality
Add some fun touches to your table to incorporate some personality to your guests. Why not try to create your own Christmas Crackers and personalise for your guests? Adding them to your guest’s seats would certainly make the event more memorable. If you are into gardening, why not try to add some fresh foliage or herbs to add a pleasant fragrance to the room. If you are into baking, add gingerbread or Christmas cookies to your table or candy and toys for the children. Lastly, if you are the one who is known for your great cooking skills, why not create a Menu for your guests? It creates a more formal atmosphere and gets your guests excited for each course.
We hope these tips inspired you! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.