This Christmas, when dinner time comes and everyone is gathered around your table the first thing they should notice is not the food, but your table setting! You’d be surprised by how much of a difference some flowers and decorative branches can make when piecing together the perfect layout. These items are inexpensive as well and can make a world of a difference come mealtime. Whether you’re having an intimate dinner with a small group of people, or a large-scale production with all of your family members and friends – It’s important for your guests to live with not only fond memories of your cooking, but of your home as well.
Here are a few tips you can use for decorating your table this holiday season!
PUT TOGETHER YOUR OWN FESTIVE NAPKINS
A little origami napkin-work can add an instant dose of holiday cheer (even if you left decorating the table until the last minute.)
PERHAPS A MOSS RUNNER?
Bring a little bit of nature to the bare winter months with a colorful moss table runner. You can also add branches or seasonal flowers to your table to give it some warmth and colour!
ADD CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
No holiday table is complete without fun crackers to open during your meal. The crackers typically include a crown, a joke, and a small toy or trinket, so prepare for hours of entertainment once your guests open theirs.
There’s nothing worse at a holiday dinner than dodging around a face-height floral arrangement. You could go for a low-lying arrangement, but why skip out on the drama? Instead, pack a tall, slender vase with beautiful branches and seasonal blooms, such as poinsettias, amaryllis, holly and mistletoe.
PICK A FESTIVE COLOUR SCHEME (THAT ISN’T RED AND GREEN)
Red and green isn’t the only Christmas color pairing—don’t underestimate the elegant couple that is red and gold. You could also go with a lighter and more minimalist design, using tones of silver, gold, white, and blue.
ADD A PERSONAL GIFT
Whether it’s Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas Day brunch, no guest will turn down a present upon their welcome. You could gift your loved ones a sentimental message, or even photograph when they sit down.