With Christmas and New Year’s Eve coming around the corner, it might be time to start thinking about your Christmas table decoration. Need some inspiration? Below I have listed a few simple centrepiece ideas that will dramatically enhance your table setting.
To start with, select your tablecloth – one of the most important elements of your table setting. The tablecloth I have chosen for today’s photo styling is actually a soft linen throw made of 100% pre-washed linen, but can also be used as a table cloth (dimensions: 145x250cm). The weave of the linen fabric creates a light and darker side, so you can use either side of your choosing.
Plates. It might sound obvious, but such a special occasion means it’s time to put away your Ikea plates, and look for some delicate chinaware. Alternatively, you can opt for simple yet elegant dinner plates. Both types will contribute to enhancing your Christmas table decoration.
Once you have decided on the tablecloth and plates, start searching for display vases of different heights, and in threes (read our blog post about odd numbers and number 3 in particular, considered by most interior designers to be the perfect number!). This Christmas season, add some gold if you can for a particularly festive look. Vases easily make great centrepieces, and we all have plenty of vases or decorative bottles/recipients in our homes. Simply fill them with minimalist Christmas tree branches and you’re done! It’s as simple as that. What an easy and lovely way to enhance your Christmas table setting!
Next, here are a few other accessories that will really make a difference and dramatically enhance your Christmas table decoration:
– Salt and pepper shakers. I have chosen a new set of shakers, made of brass and marble, by House Doctor from Stylodeco. They are great way to spice up your table and will definitely help you set a stunning table. Your guests are sure to be wowed by these stylish and unique shakers.
– Here is one of my favourite centrepiece ideas! Creating a beautiful table setting lies in the small, thoughtful details. These cute Gold Sprinkle place card holders come in a box of 6, and are perfect for setting a stylish, elegant Christmas table. They also show that you’ve thought about your guests when preparing your table! Made of glass and paper, the place card holders are shaped as white Christmas baubles. Each ornament has a beautiful golden stardust pattern, sure to create a sphere of warmth at your table.
– Nothing creates an intimate and festive atmosphere better than candle lights. Choose from a selection of either candlesticks, t-light holders or lanterns. An example is this versatile candle stand by House Doctor that can also double up as a vase. Its elegant brass finishing makes this product a definite must-have! I bought the cute candles you see in the same picture from SMALL, located in Tanglin Mall. When lighting up candles at your dinner table, do not forget to lower the intensity of the electric lighting around you as well for the desired intimate effect.
– Last but not least, add some festive spirit to your table setting with some Christmas tree decorations. Simply display them across the table: paper ornaments, snowflakes, bells or stars – the more the merrier!