With Christmas just round the corner and the festivities about to get into full swing, plenty of us are adding a few finishing touches to our Christmas decorations. The Christmas table is often the centre piece of our day. Decorating the table has become a brilliant way to elevate the festive feelings further. Here are some simple and easy last-minute additions to inspire your Christmas table decorations.
Christmas Table Wreath Runner
Photo Credit: Maison de Pax
Simple, holistic and definitely festive, the addition of these three wreaths along the table runner have created a beautiful focal point for your Christmas day meals. Whether custom made or store brought, the use of wreathes offers a splendid, organic feel to any table, which could be elevated further with white candles or light linen table coverings.
Christmas Placemats and Table Settings
Photo Credit: Festive Forest by Sophie Allport
Sitting neatly, alongside any central foliage of a festive table setting, themed mats and coasters offer the perfect accompaniment. Great for stopping spills, stains and marks from hot or cold dishes, they are sure to help alleviate any unnecessary mess. Also, a festive table setting, per person, will allow you to see the space you have left and where to add any further festive flourishes.
Perfect in Pine
Photo Credit: My 100 Year Old Home
Pinecones and winter go together like mulled wine and mince pies – they’re the perfect combination! Adding this touch of nature, through a mixture of pinecones and berries, is a sure-fire way to provide some height and texture to your table. Here the addition of fishing wire has allowed the blogger to hang pine cones above the central line of the table, whilst the bowl provides an unofficial wintery natural arrangement to complete the look.
This little light of mine
Photo Credit: Lobster & Swan
The impact that light can have within a space can never be understated, particularly around the Christmas festive period. Here the photo, from the Lobster and Swan blog, shows a quaint way of adding soft touches of light throughout a room. The organic feel of the candles offers a homely and welcoming touch, which is elegantly surrounded by the peach, coloured linen. Providing depth and height to the room are the twinkling strands of the light curtain, framed by more peach themed material. Whilst this space might exude a festive feel, these touches are brilliant compliments to any room’s wintery look.
Homemade Personalised Name Tags
Photo Credit: Say Yes
Table decorations needn’t cost the earth! A few festive berries and twigs paired with a little creative handwriting is a great finishing touch to any table. Making your guests feel warm and welcome is always at the heart of any great gathering, this simple addition, helps alleviate the situation of “who’s sitting where?”
But why not get creative, involve the family, forage materials from outside or around the house and make bespoke name tags that give your guests the perfect start to the big day!
Photo Credit: Recycled Baubles
Sustainability is a poignant and important topic that has increased our awareness of the reusability of materials and their impact on the environment. During a season of plenty, a sustainable approach can easily be incorporated into our festive decorating. Glass baubles, such as the above, are sourced from 100% recycled glass and from small, ethical cooperatives, where they manufacture these beautiful ornaments.
If you need help getting your home ready for winter contact Amberth and talk to a member of our team!