Admit it, you love to pull out all the stops for Christmas—decking out your home in festive colours, putting up an eye-popping tree, finding the perfect gifts, and creating a beautiful spread at the Christmas table. Christmas brings out the Martha Stewart in you like no other occasion can but sometimes, you want to appear like you didn’t stress too much or try too hard. You shouldn’t really have to either. We give you a range of options for styling your Christmas table so you can be the hostess with the mostest effortlessly.
Keep it clean and fresh with crisp white crockery and serveware. Plain white tableware is incredibly versatile especially for families on a budget as it is easy to dress up for special occasions. Invest in good quality white tableware which you can transform with napkins, candles, flowers, and crackers in a feature colour or motif.
Going for an edgy look? Create drama with black plates and tableware with a matte finish. The inky blackness will show off the vibrant colours of your summer dishes and add a gourmet touch. Go black for a sophisticated Christmas table that no one will forget.
Mix and match
Make your Christmas table interesting by mixing and matching pieces with complementary colours or different textures. It’s a great way to express not only your personal style but also personalise a table setting for specific guests. Complement graphic prints with bold colours for an eclectic yet coordinated look.
Pick a motif
Having a theme is a great way to unleash your creativity. Pick one to suit the occasion, highlight the season, or create a fantasy space. Don’t limit yourself to traditional Christmas colours and decor though. Create a sense of occasion by incorporating the motif in your menu and home decor for a complete experience.
Daytime entertaining lends itself to relaxed and shared meals. Serve casual nibbles or elaborate grazing feasts to encourage everyone to sit around the table and chat away. Having serving boards and platters is also a quick way to serve a crowd.
Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise
Instantly give your table a lift with the right accessories. Choose napkins, candles, placemats, table runners, crackers, and foliage that complement your table’s colour palette or match your theme. Thoughtfully selected accessories will give your table that extra special touch.