Sitting down with family to enjoy Christmas dinner is one of the highlights of the festive season, but with so much preparation going into the turkey and all the trimmings, the table plan can often be a second-thought in your Christmas day to-do list. To make your table setting as magical as the meal, we’ve rounded up our top 5 coveted Christmas table plan looks that are easy to recreate and effortlessly on-trend. Whether you’re a seasoned Christmas host or entertaining for the first time this year, make it a Christmas dinner they’ll never forget with our festive table plan ideas…
The contemporary cool of Scandi style is at the forefront of the Alpine Retreat table plan. Favoring a pared-back approach to festive dining, the key to achieving this look is to ditch the tablecloth and let your bare dining table have its moment.
Crisp white tableware adds to the rustic theme and sits perfectly next to elegant, embellishment-free glassware. To give the look character, add seasonal botanicals to the scheme; small vases filled with sprigs of fir and scattered pine cones work best. Finally, finish the look with plenty of taper candles, tealights and faux fur blankets on seats to recreate the ambience of a cosy Alpine Retreat.
Christmas is the perfect excuse to add a touch of luxury to your table setting. Ideal for those who want to make a statement this Christmas, this look takes on a more is more approach to opulence with rich golds and regal navy seen throughout.
Lay the foundations for effortless luxury with a dark colored tablecloth; think emerald green, deep navy or even black. Dark colors beautifully offset metallic tones and will make your tableware the focal point of the look. Pair rich gold dinnerware with matching flatware and look to ornately detailed glassware to complete the setting. When it comes to decor, an abundance of flowers will add a touch of freshness to the scheme but keep the colors minimal as to not overpower the look. Add the finishing touch with thoughtfully placed tealights, gold Christmas decorations and tall taper candles.
Nothing conjures your festive spirit quite like the promise of a white Christmas and this look brings the magic of a snowy winter’s day to your home.
Start with a crisp white, plain tablecloth and invest in patterned tableware with metallic details, silver works best but you can introduce elements of gold for a warmer look. Textured charger plates offset the tableware from the white tablecloth whilst keeping the look fresh, and minimalist silver flatware adds to the cool, wintry scheme.
The simplicity of this table plan means you can really show off with accessories. We love pairing winter-themed glassware with ornate candle holders and using white or silver baubles as table decor. To finish the look, snow-frosted pine cones create a winter wonderland feel, and sprigs of natural fir add a welcome touch of color to the scheme.
Forget what you know about Christmas traditions and go bold with monochrome this festive season. The perfect look for the contemporary home, this look takes Scandi elements and gives them new life with structured accessories and clean lines.
Offset a crisp white tablecloth with striking patterned monochrome tableware; think geometric shapes, bold black rims and slightly textured finishes. In keeping with the contemporary theme, introduce sleek glassware, minimalist flatware styles and finish the look with exposed pillar candles and monochrome festive decorations. This look is devoid of color, so avoid temptation to introduce festive foliage, instead create a centrepiece with a striking candelabra or a decorative tray filled with monochrome Christmas accessories.
Millennial pink is the color of 2017 and it’s made its way onto our tables for the festive season. An elegant and understated look, this scheme is ideal for those who prefer a pared-back approach to festive decor.
A perfect marriage of pink and copper, this simple setting of white dinnerware and contemporary flatware puts the focus on the accessories, whilst elegant, long-stemmed glassware adds a sense of occasion to the scheme. Instead of classic Christmas decorations, look to copper detailed hurricanes, tealight holders and lanterns to create a festive-inspired centrepiece and finish the look with touches of glamour in the form of understated glitter ornaments, pink napkins and ornately detailed placemats.