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02nd December 2013
It’s December, which means it’s officially time to start thinking (and talking!) about Christmas – hooray! With that in mind, we’re bringing you a top tips for festively decking your halls (aka, your home) ahead of December 25. Whether you prefer to go all-out festive, or just enjoy a subtle Christmas-themed touch here and there, we’ve got something for you in our round up below.
If you’re not fond of the whole traditional ‘red and green’ Christmas, think outside the box and try something quirky this year. We love this fun place setting idea (below), which features a pair of old mittens per place setting. Head to your local supermarket to pick up mittens on the c heap, and try using the same colour, or mix it up with a different coloured pair per guest.
The traditional Christmas table setting is the easiest to do, as let’s face it, you really can’t escape the red and green colour scheme at this time of year. Nor will you find a shop that doesn’t stock stunning wreaths or beautiful real Christmas trees. We like this simple yet elegant table setting below, which uses a pretty deep red carnation, alongside some artificial berries and a couple of mini baubles. Elsewhere on your table, dot tea lights around, along with gorgeous crackers and a huge festive table centre to provide the focal point of your display.
Try pairing a pale coloured table runner with a festive trim as a blank canvas for layering vibrant patterns and shades.
Vintage cake stands also make pretty table centres; simply pile them high with baubles (you’ll need to use sticky tack or super glue to hold them in place) or add a huge pillar candle and some berries.
Individual baubles can also be added to dinner plates for a festive touch, while candy canes added to the rim of wine glasses look great.
We also love this simple yet elegant place setting above, which uses gorgeous berries and a pretty napkin ring, paired with neutrally-coloured tableware.
How do you like to dress your table for Christmas?
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