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Whether you’ve got the in-laws coming for Christmas dinner or a bunch of pals for a pre-Christmas meal, having a beautifully set up Christmas table will bring the atmosphere.
With a wide range of delightful Christmas goodies – including ornaments, tableware and home decor – Pretty Little Home has everything you need to get everyone in the festive mood.
Formal or Christmas dinner tables can look complicated but they’re not once you know what’s what. You may wonder why setting a table correctly matters. Well, much of it has to do with symmetry and pleasing aesthetics. How a table looks influences our feelings about the event, how we act and even the taste of the food.
In this article, we’ll show you how to make your Christmas table look gorgeous and inviting, starting with setting it correctly.
Check out PLH’s collection of uniquely designed dinner plates and serving dishes.
TIP: the blades of all knives should always face inwards.
If serving soup, we recommend our gorgeous and subtly festive teal stoneware bowls with gold trims.
… and any other obstructions away from the table to make decorating and setting easier. It may seem obvious, but so many of us don’t do this and end up getting frustrated trying to get around the table! Decorating is more fun when you have space to move!
… then use complimenting colours and textures. For example, a ‘starry winter night’s sky’ could include a black tablecloth, with delicate touches of silver and white here and there (consider our dotted white carafe, for instance).
Expecting large numbers of guests on Christmas day? Need more tables but they don’t match? No problem. Nobody will be any the wiser when everything’s hidden under beautiful fresh cloth(s).
It doesn’t matter if you use several either as the seams will be hidden by the decorations on top.
Centrepieces are the ultimate Christmas table decoration as they can create a beautiful focal point and give dramatic effect. Check out our article here for homemade centrepiece ideas.