Help With Your Christmas Table

Help With Your Christmas Table.

Are you hosting a Christmas dinner or a holiday gathering this year? Is it too early to start thinking of your Christmas dinner? Its never too early, and as you start to plan your menu why not give some thought to how you’ll present your table as well?  By putting just a little thought and creativity into your Christmas table decorations, you can create a special and memorable experience for your friends and family this season. 

Your Christmas table style should follow the type of party you will be hosting. Therefore, if your Christmas dinner will be casual and homey, then your table can reflect this by being simple and/or rustic .  On the other hand, if you’re hosting a more formal get-together, you’ll want to prepare a fancier table. In addition, for a dramatic effect you can theme your table.

So What Colour Should I Choose For My Christmas Table Decorations

It’s hard to go past a traditional red and white table setting for a festive Christmas dinner. It’s quintessentially Christmas and is equal parts elegant and festive when done right. A way to bring a red and white colour palette is via a deeper-hued red. That is to say, instead of a bright tomato red, opting for something a little darker can add a moody touch to the table that is instantly chic when teamed with contrasting white crockery or place settings. Opt for solid colours when selecting tablecloths and introduce patterns on napkins or table runners.

However, you can let go of the idea that Christmas tables are restricted to red, white, and green. What better way of celebrating the gathering of family and friends than with a vibrantly decorated table in the colours of your choosing? When opting for colour, keeping to a few key hues ensures your table still looks festive. Whether a cooler palette of royal blue, silver, and indigo piques your interest or you’re leaning towards earthier reds, oranges, and golds, there’s no rules when it comes to the colours you choose. A vibrant colour scheme means you can have some fun with table runners, napkins, and crockery, but it’s wise to keep patterns to a minimum—let the colours do the talking.

Autumn Reflections


Another key trend on Christmas tables is a white-on-white colour scheme.  White is easy on the eye and makes the colour in your food pop. Because you’re only sticking to one colour, opt for textural elements to add interest and avoid your table looking like a blank piece of paper. Start with a white tablecloth, then layer up with white crockery in unusual shapes, napkins in a different fabric to your tablecloth, and serving platters in stone and cream hues. To break up the white, fill glass or ceramic vases with stems of greenery.

Our handpainted tablecloths, placemats and runners are wipe clean. Therefore, this will ensure that, no matter how festive your party gets and even if food or wine are spilt on our products, you will not need to wash them in the morning. The good news is that you can simply wipe them clean. 

What Other Decorative Items Can I Add To My Christmas Tablecloth To Enhance My Table?

How about a centrepiece? This will be the focus of the table, but you don’t want it to use up valuable space. For instance, pick candelabras or vases with narrow bases so you can still see across the table and have plenty of space for the food.

Creating homemade table setting name tags is a great way to welcome your guests to the table and adds a personal touch.

Light Stone


Moreover, always consider what lighting you are going to use at your Christmas table. Perhaps some fairy lights or a rustic lantern depending on the chosen style of your table. Or maybe, a collection of white candles which will provide functional light, add a scent and, of course, look fantastic. 

As always, we suggest setting your table a few days beforehand, if you can. This allows you to experiment beforehand. Above all, this makes entertaining so much easier, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself. 

In conclusion, remember, you can create a beautiful and festive table without spending a lot of money.  And remember to have fun!  ‘Tis the season to be jolly–even for the hostess! 

Let these beautiful holiday table setting ideas inspire you and spark your creativity.

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Tavarte is an e-commerce company specializing in the supply of tableware and kitchenware products designed and made by hand. Our extensive product range includes tableclothsplacemats and runners as well as ceramic mugsbowls and jugs to name just a few of our product ranges.

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