Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Six gorgeous ways to dress your Christmas table

Today I did a last minute dash to our local $2 shop to grab some accessories to dress our Christmas table. Before I set off, I did a quick internet search for Christmas table themes for some inspiration. Here are some of my favourites this year...

1. Red and white
This colour scheme is a classic. Use lots of ornaments and little details for a traditional look, or keep it clean to make a contemporary statement.

2. Candy Canes
Following on from the red and white theme, Candy Canes can be used in lots of creative ways on your Christmas table - as part of your centrepiece like the below vase, or as placecard holders. They're fun, inexpensive, and edible!

Candy Cane placecard holder

3. Timeless white
White is a timeless choice for a Christmas table setting, and can be easily combined with silver and gold. 

Arranging your Christmas table decorations on a natural board like this gives them height and makes them stand out from the rest of the table. 
Image from www.bloglovin.com

We love the white flowers and cute gingerbread house on this table - simple but very elegant!

4. Inspired by nature
There's something magical about including traditional winter Christmas plants, such as pine, holly and pine cones on your Christmas table. Whilst it might be hard to get fresh holly in Australia, you can use any type of pine (sprigs of humble conifer work well), dried pine cones, or Poinsettia (which is readily available around Christmas time). You could also play around with beautiful Australian natives, such as Eucalyptus leaves, Christmas Bush, Grevillea, Waratah and Kangaroo Paw which often come in lovely shades of red.

We love the combination of different types of greenery mixed with hessian band and tie

You could easily wrap Eucalyptus leaves around these gorgeous large white candles, which would give your table an 'Australian feel' and smell gorgeous!

A miniature Christmas tree is a sweet addition to any Christmas table setting, especially if it is beautifully presented like this one. 

Logs, candles, and pinecones give this table a 'woodland' feel. 

5. Contemporary teal
Teal Christmas decorations are everywhere this year - this colour is really on-trend. Teal works really well with silver or white and is a refreshing choice for a summer Christmas.

Mix teal baubles and beads with silver accessories for a fresh table setting

6. Novelty

This super cute Christmas table place setting will have the kids rushing to the table for Christmas dinner! It also demonstrates that part of the fun in decorating the table lies on where you place your plates and cutlery. 
Image from www.eatwell101.com

This cork Christmas tree is a great way to use up those left-over corks from the year, and it looks pretty cute too! You could also have fun decorating it with glittery tinsel and sequins. 
Image from www.etsy.com

How do you like to dress you Christmas table? 
We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...

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