Lately, I was wondering, ‘why does time go so fast?’ Christmas is already approaching and if you’re like me — a “last moment” person — it is time to worry about our table decorations before it’s too late! And since we don’t want to miss anything, let’s check out these 5 tips for stunning Christmas table decorations.
1. Find a central theme by asking the right question
What does Christmas represent to you? Is it elegance? Nature? Tradition? Magic? Glamor? Generosity? Once you have your answer, stick to your theme and don’t let it go.
2. Make a wise choice of colors for your Christmas table decorations
It’s not a Christmas carnival, limit yourself to 3 colors, always in relation to the theme. For example, red, green, and gold lends itself very well to a traditional Christmas theme. White, light beige, and silver can symbolize elegance. Just create a mood-board with colors that you are interested in, then narrow your choices by matching the best colors together according to your theme.
3. Opt for quality crockery
Think “plate charger.” With pretty white plates and beautiful glasses, your table will be almost upright. Nice flatware will add shininess to your composition; it’s not necessary to break the bank for that. Just make sure you have enough items for all your guests.
4. Always use a neutral color
This completes point number 2. Stop using colorful tablecloths. Use a neutral base instead: White, beige, cream, etc. It’s more discreet and won’t invade your home. But don’t hesitate to create inspiring contrasts by using individual place mats.
5. Work on the details
The beauty of your Christmas table setting doesn’t depend on the quantity and size of the objects that are installed. Instead, your guests may be lost in an overloaded decoration: A vase too big will reduce visibility, and accessories everywhere will make it difficult for your guests to find some space left to feel at ease when eating.
Clear up the table and let your inspiration flow: Strings of LEDs as a table runner, beads, sequins thrown on the ground, small mirrors as glass coasters, and personalized place cards. Do not hesitate to use candles, holly branches, pine apple, biscuits, fruits, cakes, and chocolate. These simple elements will add to the composition of your Christmas Eve table and put your guests in a good mood for the dinner.
What are your good tips for decorating a beautiful christmas table?