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How to decorate a table at Christmas

Part of the magic of serving a sumptuous Christmas dinner is setting out a table that looks as enticing as the meal itself. When it comes to hosting the perfect Christmas dinner, we have everything you need to give your table just the right touch of seasonal sparkle and elegance.


Set the mood

You can give even the simplest dining plates a whole new sense of elegance and luxury by simply placing them on circular platters of gold, silver or other striking colours. Seasonally themed placemats can also create the right sense of occasion, while more minimally styled runners can help remove any unwanted feelings of clutter or confusion. And if you can base your table decorations around the design of a new dinner service, you're assured of creating the perfect look to your Christmas dinner.

Table cloths Christmas placemats Dinner sets Christmas table runners

Create the centrepiece

Candles and lanterns will always give your table a warm glow but you can also bring your table to life with a beautiful, seasonal centrepiece. Simply display a striking Christmas house plant such as a poinsettia or get creative with ivy and holly, displayed in an elegant bowl or shallow dish. You'd be surprised how effective a strand of lights or a handful of baubles can look when they're simply placed inside a large glass bowl or lantern.

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Those important little extras

Napkins and napkin rings can make each of your guests feel special and cared for, while hand-written place cards can add to that personal touch. Crackers can add a sense of fun and playfulness, as well as helping bring people together, and they come in so many designs and elegant styles that they can grace even the most sophistically laid out table.

Christmas crackers

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