Christmas Table Decoration Ideas

A table setting feature Christmas decorations and a Santa name tag

Known as the most important and spectacular meal of the year, how you decorate your Christmas table is not something you want to approach without a plan.

To provide you with some inspiration for your Christmas table decorations, we called upon the experts at House Beautiful and reached out to interiors’ lover Melanie Lissack on Instagram, for help with festive centrepiece and tableware ideas.

Here’s a breakdown of Melanie’s stunning Christmas table decoration ideas along, with everything you need to buy from House Beautiful – available exclusively at Homebase – to recreate the look in your home.

Keep scrolling to see how Melanie dressed her own Christmas table!

Start dressing your Christmas table by bringing it back to basics

Strip back to your key tableware pieces and start with a large abstract plate.

Then, add some gold-rimmed white crockery, or another suitable nod to the festive season.

Next, fold a thick 100% cotton or linen napkin and place a matching gold-rimmed white bowl carefully on top.

Use baubles for your Christmas table settings

Pick a few of your favourite baubles from the House Beautiful Christmas collection and attach a small piece of card with the names of your guests to the ribbon of each one with a small safety pin. Or, pierce a hole in the card with a hole punch and tie it to the ribbon.

Add your Christmas table centrepiece

Christmas garlands aren’t just for the fireplace and staircase. They make for a great Christmas table centrepiece!

Place it down the length of your table and weave some fairy lights through it.

Don’t forget glassware for your Christmas tipple!

Choose matching champagne flutes and water glasses. If you have one, fill a carafe with ice-cold, cucumber-flavoured water for everyone to help themselves to.

Set your table for Christmas like Melanie with the House Beautiful champagne flutes and gold detailed glasses with jug. They make such a statement; they’ll serve as added table decorations!

The finishing touches

Show off the fruits of your labour with a food stand and serving platter – perfect for an impromptu cheese board or mince pie offering! If you’re in search of the perfect mince pie recipe, Dick Strawbridge has offered up his secret ingredients here.

Dot your remaining Christmas baubles around any gaps in your table setting, and finish with some dried fruit slices and Winter flowers. A spritz of a Christmas-scented room spray or diffuser will be the perfect festive touch.

And there you have it. Those are our Christmas Table Decoration Ideas, courtesy of @melanielissackinteriors and House Beautiful. If you’re looking for some more Christmas inspiration, we’ve got a host of ideas here. Don’t forget to take pictures of your own stunning Christmas table ideas and tag us @Homebase_uk.



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