How to decorate your Christmas table?

With Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, two of the great dinners to say goodbye to the year in the company of loved ones are just around the corner. Soon family and friends will gather to share succulent food, toasts, anecdotes and laughter. How to dress your table for such a special moment? If you have not yet decided on this point, there is no need to worry. There are countless ideas to make this dinner unforgettable also thanks to its decoration.

With these five practical tips, accompanied by inspiring images, we clear up some of the most frequent doubts, without having to spend a lot of money.

1. Choose predominant color

The range is wide. From the traditional red, the quintessential Christmas color, to other holiday trends such as white, silver, gold, turquoise or green. Others less common at this time of the year also give great results, such as purple or even black.

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Silver decoration. Via Chatik blog

Through tablecloths, table runners, napkins, candles and decorations you can make your color the protagonist. We recommend using white as a base and splashing some details with the chosen tone. If you opt for the same range in all the ornaments, it can become tiresome.

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How not to make a mistake when choosing a color? Through your sixth sense, that is, your practical sense: choose the one you like the most and the one that makes you feel comfortable.

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2. Betting on natural elements

Natural elements for the decoration of the Christmas table are trendy, especially if you want to give it a certain Nordic air. Wooden slices as coasters, some fir leaves accompanying the napkins, a beautiful DIY centerpiece made of dried branches, characteristic Christmas plants and dried pine cones. Natural elements have the ability to evoke our roots and Christmas dinners are a good time to remember our essence, without forgetting what really matters: that moment shared with loved ones.

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3. Light up your Christmas table

If there is one thing that should not be missing on the Christmas table, it is candles. Whether they are candelabras in the center or a few strategically distributed so that they splash light on the dinner, creating an intimate atmosphere at the same time. For the occasion, it is worth opting for beautiful candle holders, which you can make yourselves.

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LED lights, whether they are balls or just a few points of light, guiding the path or centerpiece can also provide beautiful lighting for the dinner. In this case, it is advisable to avoid strident lights and opt for soft lighting that does not disturb the diners.

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4. Ornaments and details for the Christmas table

There are plenty of
DIY ideas for decorating the Christmas table
. If you are in favor of a decoration that will make you fall in love with its simplicity, we recommend you not to overload your decoration. Before starting to dress it, it is necessary to think that in addition to being attractive, it must be functional. Elegance is not incompatible with practicality. And crowding the table with details and accessories can be uncomfortable, as well as taking away space for plates, cutlery, glasses and so on, but above all, for the food. After all, dinner is the perfect ‘excuse’ to get together with loved ones and enjoy their company.

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The centerpiece and some detail that accompanies the napkin, in addition to the candles, may be enough. It is customary to ‘personalize the plate’ of each diner with his name tied with a pretty string next to his napkin: either written on the cut profile of a pine tree, a dried leaf, a beautiful card, an ornament in the shape of a gift… the possibilities are many.

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If you also want to ‘splash’ the table with a complement, it is better not to make it too big, for the same reasons we mentioned before.

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Christmas table by Maisons du Monde
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5. Christmas table layout

Functionality must prevail here. Each diner should have at hand the crockery, cutlery, glasses, cups and napkins. Based on this truism, we recommend a harmonious and balanced distribution in which the complements dress the table without being annoying at the time of enjoying the meal. This last point, without a doubt, is more than assured.

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