Design Tips

How to Style Your Christmas Table

One of the most joyful aspects of Christmas is gathering around the table with our loved ones. So, take the opportunity to slow down and style a festive feast that will bring a little magic to their day. Dazzle your guests with striking glassware in shimmering shades, delight them with thoughtful gifts, and assemble your very own showstopping centrepieces.

Bring warmth to the table with candlelight

Nothing makes us feel more festive than the soft flicker of candlelight. The effect of multiple twinkling tealights can be mesmerising and the smoky hues of our Ngolo Tealights produce a warm and atmospheric glow. Crafted from recycled glass and skilfully shaped into an organic form, they will fit seamlessly into a variety of settings.

Our hand forged Jahi Brass Candlesticks will add a rustic sophistication to your table or mantelpiece. Mix different candle heights for an eclectic look or introduce an elegant candelabra for additional impact. If you’re struggling to find space at the table, you could also display a candelabra on a sideboard or in the hallway to welcome your guests as they arrive.

Emphasise Glassware

Beautiful glassware that twinkles in the candlelight will add a touch of festive glamour to the occasion. The warm smoky hues of our Yala Champagne Glasses would pair perfectly with a table that draws inspiration from nature. For glasses that will elevate any design scheme, try our Mila Tumblers. Their well-proportioned shape, interesting etched detail, and satisfying weight gives them a timeless quality. Keep a generously proportioned ice bucket on hand to ensure the festive fizz is always flowing. Our Nalgora Champagne Bucket is decorated with a detailed etched design and its warm brass hues will add to the celebratory feel. Similarly, a tall glass decanter filled with ruby red port will bring a touch of sophistication to the table.

Elevate Your Tableware 

How you present Christmas dinner is almost as important as the feast itself. As it’s the season for indulging, we suggest displaying your food on beautifully crafted tableware. Layer handmade ceramics alongside your favourite serveware and bring out the best cutlery for your guests to enjoy. Marble platters make a sophisticated statement and will suit a variety of design schemes. Serve your dishes on natural wooden boards for a more pared back aesthetic or curate together a variety of different shapes and sizes for an eye-catching display. 

For the plates themselves, opt for something timeless like our Ela dinnerware collection. Available in classic cream and sage green, each item in the collection features a beautiful, raised droplet pattern embossed around the rim. To achieve this effect, talented ceramicists hand paint natural wax onto the piece before washing away excess raw clay to raise the drops from the shape. While sharing is always encouraged, don’t forget to lay cutlery for your guests. Our hand forged Usa Cutlery Set features a decadent brushed silver finish and is the perfect companion to elegant tableware.

Accessorise, accessorise.

It’s the finishing touches that make all the difference. Set the scene for Christmas dinner by introducing personalised place settings. Our Leaf Brass Place Card Holders are inspired by nature and crafted from solid brass using traditional metalwork techniques. When considering napkins, opt for something sustainable and hard-wearing. 

Our hand woven Sanee Napkins are made from a combination of natural cotton and linen, giving them a soft, luxurious feel. Their neutral hue and understated design make them a stylish addition to almost any tabletop. Tie them in a knot and rest them on your dinner plates or introduce some festive flair with a brass napkin ring or a foraged sprig of holly.

"Curate together a variety of different sized and shaped platters to create an eye-catching display."

Create Showstopping Centrepieces

Every festive table needs its piece de resistance. Whether yours is an edible showstopper or a striking over-the-table display, Christmas is the perfect excuse to exercise your creativity. Keep things simple by adorning the centre of your table with a cluster candelabra or elevate your Christmas cake by displaying it on a beautifully carved cake stand

If you’re feeling extra creative, bring your guests closer to nature by suspending a foraged arrangement above your table. Glossy evergreen foliage would be perfect for this as it has an understated elegance that would sit well within a Classic Christmas scheme. Interweave your display with our Ngolo or Sona Giant Baubles for added opulence.

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Give Thoughtful Gifts

Show your guests how much you care by placing a small and thoughtful gift at each place setting. Give scraps of fabric a new lease of life reimagined as wrapping paper and tie presents with string or strands of colourful sari fabric. Our Tiny Kiko Box Decorations make charming gifts when filled with handmade chocolates or delicate items of jewellery. For more gifting ideas, browse our Thoughtful Gift Guide.

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