With that magical day just around the corner and the Christmas list well underway, it’s time to start imagining and designing your perfect festive table setting.
I absolutely love our house when it’s full of our friends and family. From playdates to catch ups I’ll always have our home looking neat and tidy, visitor ready at all times, just in case I get that ad hoc knock on the door!
It’s part of my nature to strive to keep a beautiful home everyday, all year round.
Nothing changes at Christmas, in fact I’d say I’m even more house proud at this special time of year. Searching for beautiful decorations to add that extra sparkle to our home, from new Christmas dining plates, to stunning Christmas wreaths.
There’s just something so fulfilling about shopping for home accessories at this time of year. Not only are you adding little touches of perfection to your home, your also adding to the magical memories you’ll create when that pretty little snow globe comes down from the loft year after year.
Dunelm is and will always be my go to store when searching for beautiful Christmas decor. It’s my one stop shop for creating the perfect Christmas day tablescape, complete with all the trimmings!
Our living room is a pallet combination of soft greys, elegant wallpapers and fluffy textured cushions and throws. You can see our living room transformation here.
I love to keep our seasonal decor in keeping with the rooms modern, sleek style and so chose silvers, whites and greens for our table setting to compliment our style.
Dunelm’s Hotel Glamour dinner plates instantly caught my eye. Being the magpie that I am, I’m instantly attracted to anything with a little sparkle. The silver detailing on these beauties make them perfect addition to any dining set. They’re part of our ‘special occasion’ crockery for sure! You can buy The Hotel Glamour collection as either a full dining set including smaller plates, mugs and bowls or you select your favourite individual items. Click to see the complete collection here.
Im a massive fan of pretty placemats and so fell in love with these ultra Christmassy Snowflake placemats.
At just £5 for four you can’t go wrong! Neatly place these under your chosen dining set for a sophisticated, white Christmas feel.
For me the beauty of a table setting lies within the detail. Paper serviettes are fine to use for Children’s parties and coffee dates but on Christmas day I feel silk or even faux silk napkins give that extra element of elegance.
The exquisite detail on each of these silver rings is just so beautiful. For me these really tie the whole look of sophisticated glamour together.
The centre of your table should be where all eyes are drawn. It should be practical enough to not be too big and risk falling into your beautifully cooked meal! But big enough to be seen and admired by all as the focal point of your table design.
For our table’s centre piece I chose to use Dunelm’s Mistletoe wreath.
I loved the simple Scandinavian style to this wreath and felt it worked perfectly against the white and silver colour scheme. Being round and quite dainty It was also the perfect size for our round dining table.
I love to create a warm, cozy ambiance in our home and so love candles. I feel having a candle either real or electric ( here I used Dunelm’s white rustic church candle)gorgeously surrounded by the frosted green leaves of the wreath helps to do exactly that. Whether you plan on eating by the soft glow of candle light or by not having it on at all, these two together make the perfect pair. Ps. Once you’ve finished entertaining you can always hang your wreath proudly on your door, a two in one decor success with it being just £6!).
Last but not least, a table is never complete without Christmas crackers! Not the kind you eat with cheese, although they’d probably complete it too! But with the kind that bring fun and laughter to all around the table.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without telling a cheesy joke whilst sporting a florescent paper party hat! This year I opted for Dunelm’s silver snowflakes and stripes crackers as being this beautiful tone of silver complete with sparkling snowflakes they work as the perfect finishing touch to complete my vision of a grey, green, silver and white, glittering Christmas tablescape.
Find more of what Dunelm have to offer this Christmas by browsing their Christmas collections here.
* I’m proud to say that this article is in partnership with Dunelm.