Discover Nkuku Co-Founder Alex’s top tips for creating a beautiful festive table. Decorating the table is one of Alex’s favourite Christmas traditions. “We have a big family and it’s always one of my happiest moments when we are all gathered around the table."
1. First thing’s first, consider your table and seating
It’s very important to check you’ve got the space for everyone to eat comfortably. There’s no better time to invest in that dining table you’ve been dreaming of. Add some stylish seating everyone will be happy to linger in as they explode crackers, tell jokes and share Christmas pudding.
2. Elevate dining with beautiful tableware
It’s amazing how quickly a stylish dinner set can add a sense of occasion to your table. Select an interesting colour tone or unique pattern to create interest. Our Simi tableware has a beautiful moss green palette which looks stunning set again our hand-forged brass cutlery sets and recycled glassware. You could even try mixing textures and finishes, such as those in our Amina and Ama collection, for a tactile display.
3. Add extra decorative flourishes
It’s the small details that will give your festive table its star quality. Mix elegant brass candlesticks with charming brass napkin rings - I love our woodland collection of beautiful leaves. For a stunning centrepiece, opt for our Mbata cluster candelabra.
4. Use elegant glassware
Beautiful glassware is key to elevated table dressing. Opt for sophisticated gold tones, such as those found in our Abeeko collection, or hand-etched detail from our Anara glassware collection. Our brass Nalgora wine cooler will add to the sense of celebration.
5. Stylish serveware
6. Show-stopping decoration
For the grand finale add some eye-catching decorations, like our giant Nevasa or Eliza baubles. Dress the table with foraged foliage and create an over the table display with a branch adorned with our beautiful baubles. This is the time of year to go all out and get creative with your arrangements.