Festive Table Setting Ideas: How to Set the Table for Christmas Dinner

27 Nov 2018

Green and gold Christmas table setting

Between finding the perfect gifts to hunting down the best tree, there’s plenty to think about at Christmas time. And as you tick off your list it’s easy to forget one of the most important elements of Christmas day: the table. Christmas dinner isn’t your average meal. It deserves a setting to be proud of.

Once you’ve wrapped the presents, prepared the food & decked the halls, it’s time to focus on your table setting. To make your Christmas preparation as easy and stress-free as possible, we’ve created four Christmas table setting looks using our festive trends each with a handy step by step video. Explore our Christmas table setting ideas to wow your guests this year…

Celestial Christmas Table Setting

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Our Celestial Christmas trend is inspired by the popularity of astrological prints in the interior and fashion industry this year. Wonderfully ethereal, it is fabulous for creating a magical Christmas table setting thanks to the trend’s twinkling metallics. The Gunnison tableware range is at the heart of this look with its swirling grey marble print taking on a galactic feel in this setting.

Celestial trend table setting

We opted for classic silver hued cutlery but in a striking contemporary style which adds to the space-age look and the glitter table runner is reminiscent of a starry night’s sky. We’ve finished this setting with sparkling silver decorations and napkin ring to make the setting shine. You can keep this look simple by sticking to a grey and silver colour palette, or if you want more colour introduce inky pinks, purples and blues for even more cosmic cool.

Grey and silver cosmic Christmas table setting

Disco Christmas Table Setting

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Dare to be different this festive season with our Disco Christmas table setting. Our most adventurous trend, Disco does what it says on the tin and will fill your home with colourful retro glam. For a Disco table setting colour is key and we’ve gone for a turquoise and pastel pink scheme for the tableware and cutlery. We’ve kept it fun and relaxed by simply folding the napkin instead of using a napkin ring or arranging it in a fussy design.

colourful iridescent table setting

Instead of using a bowl which matches the plates, we have finished the tableware with an etched glass bowl which gives the whole setting a retro feel. The final flourish is a section of colourful baubles placed in the bowl which match the candy coloured ornaments which making up the Disco table setting’s centrepiece.

pastel pink and green table setting

Snowdrift Christmas Table Setting

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Crisp and elegant, Snowdrift is our classic frosty Christmas trend which is perfect for those that love a traditional yet sleek festive look. For a Snowdrift Christmas table setting the foundation should be fresh white accessories. For an even frostier feel we’ve gone for white tableware with glints of silver and the ever popular Cutipol Goa cutlery in matching shades.

Snowy Christmas table

The rest of the setting we have kept simple with a rustic linen table runner, white napkins and a sprig of eucalyptus. Like the Celestial trend, we’ve finished the look with silver baubles, as what represents the Snowdrift trend more than a statement snowflake at the centre of each place setting?

Snowdrift table setting in white

Voyage Christmas Table Setting

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Voyage is our beautifully nostalgic trend which conjures cosy Christmases spent in front of the fire with your family as a child. In traditional green and gold, it’s the top choice for Christmas traditionalists, but don’t worry, it oozes glamour too. For our Voyage Christmas table setting we’ve chosen gold as the main colour with hints of forest green.

Green and gold Christmas table setting

Tableware has been kept simple in alternating white and green but the cutlery takes centre stage with its decadent gold hue. Fabulously formal, it benefits from an impeccably rolled napkin to one side and a bundle of classic festive items and a gift for guests in the bowl.

Traditional green and gold Christmas table