The halls are decked, the gifts lovingly wrapped (almost) and your Christmas menu is shaping up to be a winning combination. There's just one item on your festive to-do list that needs sorting – the table. It's where the Christmas crowd will gather to enjoy a show-stopping feast, laugh, share stories and tease Dad in his paper Christmas cracker hat. Suffice to say, creating the right mood is important, and does call for a seasonally-appropriate approach.
You have a choice here. You could just pull out the dusty reindeer placemats (trimming off any frayed edges as you go), or opt to take your cues from our stylists and give your dinner table the Christmas love it deserves.
Keen to modernise your Christmas table with the latest trends? Read on to be inspired by three stunning styles that are easy and affordable to execute. Plus, unlike older-style Christmas settings that tend to over-reference festive icons (I'm looking at you, reindeer) all of the key pieces used for these looks –cutlery, placemats and tableware – will make sophisticated addtions to your decor for parties post-Christmas. See ya, Rudolph and co.