Decorating the table for Christmas dinner has always been an exciting occasion in my family, the anticipation for the grandest meal of the year never fails to make me feel like a small child again. I'm quite sure that Christmas dinner tastes even better when you are eating it at a beautifully decorated and thoughtful table. Here is my guide to the best table decorations on the market this Christmas:
GlitterIt's not Christmas without a certain amount of glitz, this chevron table runner adds just the right amount of glam to your Christmas table. It looks great over a white table cloth or straight onto a wooden table for a more rustic look.
Chevron sequin table runner, The Sweet Hostess, £18.00
Set of 10 Laser Cut Calligraphy Place Names, Maria Allen Boutique, £35
Your guests will be so impressed by the personal touches you have added to the table that they will barely notice that the turkey unintentionally had an extra 30 minutes in the over. These calligraphy place name are laser cut from a choice of three suitably christmassy pearlescent shades of gold, silver and copper.
ScandinavianThe trend of Scandinavian minimalism continues to grow and can be easily brought to your Christmas table with evergreen sprigs and light, untreated woods. These wine bottle holders are made from birch plywood and are a beautiful and unusual way to display your table wine!
Surprise your guests with personalised crackers. These beautifully illustrated crackers are bought empty allowing you to add your own contents to each. You could add your own jokes or turn it in to a fun trivia quiz, whatever you decide to do your guests are sure to be delighted not to receive a plastic whistle or tiny padlock this year!
Fill your own cracker, The Cracker Boutique, £2.95 each
Keep it natural
Some of the best table decorations can be found in the garden. Rosemary, holly, fur sprigs, pine cones and ivy can all be found growing at this time of year and are great to use as table decorations, adding both colour and rusticity to your table.
Another great material to add to your Christmas table is wood, both natural and warm in colour small wooden decorations will add to the natural appearance of your table. These personalised drinks charms will also help your guests to hang on to their drink, perfect for larger dinner parties or for new years eve.
Set of 10 Personalised Wooden Wine Glass Charms, Maria Allen Boutique, £30
A great modern twist on your Christmas table, beautiful coloured crockery can be combined with subtle festive touches, such as white pillar candles, snowflake table confetti and sprigs of holly to create a modern and stylish Christmas table.