How to get your table setting just right this Christmas

 

The holiday season is here, and what better way to celebrate than by transforming your dining table into a festive masterpiece? Not only will a well-curated Christmas setting bring all the joy to the table, but it’ll set the stage for memorable gatherings with family and friends. Let's delve into the art of table scaping, infuse it with vibrant colours, add a playful touch, and sprinkle in some personal flair. It’s time to get merry after all!

Layer it up

In the glamorous world of table scaping, layering textures, hues and elevations reigns supreme. Not only will this create a subtle statement of sophistication, but it will infuse the dinner table with an air of effortless elegance and coveted allure. It’s all about mixing and matching so start with a solid foundation by selecting an elegant runner or consider incorporating placemats beneath your dinner plates that complement your holiday colour scheme. A combination of candles, ornaments, and florals can form a striking focal point. The key is to create a dynamic, visually interesting landscape that captivates your guests, so don't be afraid to experiment with unconventional elements like small presents or even a miniature Christmas tree.

Colour me happy

Colour plays a crucial role in conveying the festive spirit. While red and green are quintessential Christmas hues, feel free to introduce your own twist. Consider a modern palette for an elegant, sophisticated look, or opt for a playful combination of pastels and bold colour for a touch of whimsy. Cohesiveness is important, so ensure that your colour scheme ties together seamlessly. Extend the colour theme to your tableware, such as plates, napkins, and glassware. Mix and match patterns within the same colour family to add visual interest without overwhelming the table. And if you're feeling adventurous, use coloured fruit and other edible props to infuse an extra dose of holiday cheer.

Use candles to illuminate the festive ambiance.

Candles – at all times - are the quintessential element for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. And for all of us at PBC, it’s the scented candles in festive fragrances that will enhance the overall table scape experience. As well as introducing an immersive layer to the dining experience, their aromatic allure enhances the mood, creates a sensory journey, adds a touch of magic to the Christmas table, and will envelop guests in an atmosphere that transcends the visual. Experiment with various sized candles to add dimension to your table.

Bon Bons, Baubles and Beyond

Christmas is a time for joy and merriment, so why not inject a sense of playfulness into your table setting? Infuse your table setting with personal touches that reflect your unique style and traditions. Place individual bon bons, small gifts and or baubles at each setting, inviting guests to unwrap a surprise during the meal. These personal nuances create a dining experience that is not just visually stunning but intimately resonant with the essence of who you are and the traditions that make your celebrations uniquely yours.

Of course, we can’t forget the soundtrack to Christmas! Enhance the ambiance with carefully curated music or festive soundscapes. The gentle background tunes will elevate the dining experience, adding another layer to the sensory feast.

 

A thoughtfully curated Christmas table setting goes beyond aesthetics; it sets the stage for a celebration filled with joy, connection, and shared memories. Whether you prefer a traditional, classic look or a modern and playful vibe, the key is to embrace the spirit of the season and let your creativity shine. Happy table scaping and Merry Christmas!

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