The coronavirus pandemic means that Christmas is more than a little different this year. There will be no large family parties and no jam-packed carol concerts, but despite the changes one thing that can be guaranteed is a delicious Christmas dinner. Ensure your festive dishes are enjoyed in the most stylish of settings with our amazing Christmas tablescape ideas and top tips. Whether you are having a modern Christmas table or a more traditional feel, there is something for everyone…
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Christmas table styling tips
Decide on a colour theme
Similarly to deciding on home or wedding decorations, once you have a colour palette in mind, the process will be so much easier. Perhaps go with a matching theme to your existing Christmas decorations to tie the whole thing in.
This striking red display is ideal for christmas
Have a centerpiece
The key to a show-stopping tablescape is having a large focal point to draw the eye. This can be something as simple as a vase of flowers in the centre of the table, or a foliage garland running down the middle.
Vases, £12 for three, Sass & Belle
Use twigs and leaves to bring the outdoors in
You don't actually have to go out and buy lavish decorations if you don't want to, you could simply use nature's beauty to add some interest to your festive table. Head outside for some twigs and arrange them in a cool vase or use real flower petals to sprinkle over your tablecloth.
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Upgrade your glassware
A very simple way to jazz up your Christmas table is to luxe up your usual glassware. Go for crystal flutes or interesting coupe glasses for your fizz.
Inku champagne coupe, £20, Selfridges
Ask the experts
If you're really stuck – you can always call in the pros. LAY London is a tableware rental service in the city of London and their team deliver everything you need to make a show-stopping table.
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Christmas table decoration ideas
Miniature Christmas trees
Mini Christmas trees are a modern favourite when it comes to festive styling. Go to town by adding lots of them down the centre of your table for maximum impact.
Six mini trees, £11, QVC
A simple get very effective way to liven up any table. Whichever colour, shape or size you choose, a generous sprinkle of lovely confetti will liven up your tablescape no end.
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As well as hanging a wreath on your front door at Christmas time, they can look rather charming when used as a centrepiece. Use the hole in the middle for a candle or even a bottle of champagne!
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Christmas table gift ideas
Although you don't have to give your Christmas dinner guests a gift, a small token on the table can add to the conversation over your meal. These can be anything from delicious chocolates, a miniature bottle of alcohol or even something fun like a silly pair of antlers. A sweet touch would be giving each of your guests a bauble on their place setting – festive and yet inexpensive.
Family fun baubles, £19.50, Marks & Spencer
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