If it is your job to set your Christmas table this year then you have come definitely found yourself at the right place!
And don’t worry – it’s not going to cost you an arm and a leg and you aren’t going to have to hire an interior designer to create a cheerful Christmas table… I have put together four affordable options that will hopefully give you some inspiration and impress your guests while you eat your festive feast!
Scandinavian Table Setting
If you know me then it would not come as a surprise that I would have a Scandinavian inspired setting for my Christmas feast featuring a lot of monochrome with a touch of gold!
Who said gift tags need only be for wrapping up presents? I’ve tied these gorgeous Noel Blanc gift tags in place of napkin rings and added a little glittery gold star as a finishing touch.
For the table I’ve used some monochrome striped roll wrap and scattered on some to gold stars make the table sparkle!
To keep the table fresh and break up the monochrome, I purchased some hyacinth bulbs from my local florist and stuck them in my Design Letter Cups.
The rest of the vases and candle holders I already had scattered around the house. Don’t feel you need to go out and buy a plethora or new bits and bobs, just use whatever vases or candle holders that you already have.
Design Letters Cups // Kahler mini vase trio // Black Circle Platter similar here // Kahler Urbania Church here and here // Paper Mache Horns // The White Company Pomegranate Candle // Flameless Candles here
Orange Spiced Table Setting
For my next table setting I’ve gone fruity and bought a big box of clementines, some Christmas tree branches from the florist and a bag of scented pine cones.
I’ve used the gold cutlery again and added in a delicious smelling Christmas candle full of spices and orange scents!
To top off the table I’ve added some hand drawn calligraphy place cards to show off my new skill I learnt from Quill London’s calligraphy workshop (which would make an excellent christmas gifts for those that are crafty or stationery obsessed – see here for more details).
And the best thing about using fruit to decorate your table is that you can eat it the next day when you have decided to go on your post-Christmas diet!
A bit off track but I don’t think I’ve ever had a clementine before – we have mandarins in Australia and they often have a lot of seeds and can be quite pithy. These are quickly turning into my latest food obsession (especially since they are also used to make mulled wine)!
Rosemary Table Setting
My rosemary table setting is very simple but that’s okay because there will be plenty of room for all the delicious food!
Of course there is more gold on this setting – I’ve used some decorative gold plates and some beautiful Christmas wrapping paper from Inky Co for the table runner (no washing dirty table cloths either – hooray!)
My cheered napkins have been used to tuck in my cutlery with some rosemary and added on a little pineapple peg which I spray painted go.
Pineapple Peg sold out but similar novelty pegs here and here
For the centre piece I’ve used some flameless candles, an orchid and scattered some Christmas decorations and rosemary onto a platter.
Flameless Candles here // White Platter
If you want to add more details on the table then I would scatter lots of different gold tea light candle holders around and maybe even add some glass candle holders with a rosemary wreath tucked around some round candles.
Christmas Blues Table Setting
I’m not really a huge fan of silver but I do like it in winter because it conjures up snowy winter scenes in my head! I also love blue and it compliments the silver really well.
For the napkin setting I’ve used some eucalyptus with some silver star ornaments. These were Christmas tree decorations I bought last year but you could also use star gift tags.
Silver Stars – use gift tags or silver star decorations
The little candle houses will become illuminated with some tea lights and I’ve scattered some silver and blue ball balls all over the table.
You can probably see from my table settings that I’m quite a minimalist because I really don’t like it when you are eating your dinner and you can’t see the person opposite you because there are flames and bushes in your way (slight exaggeration!)!
Obviously feel free to add in more plants, leaves, candle holders or vases if you want to make your setting look more lush and you aren’t planning on covering the table with lots of food.
I hope you all are excited to celebrate the festive season with family and friends – only 10 more sleeps to go! If you end up dressing up your Christmas table this year then tag me @theurbanquarters so I can see your beautiful setting!