From the star on the tree to the stockings on the fireplace, Christmas is all about embracing those special finishing touches. We asked Amara’s Head of Buying and Creative Director, Sam Hood, how she makes Christmas extra-special and what she does to impress her guests. Her answer? Napkins.
“Christmas is the perfect time to make a special effort, and no table setting is complete without napkins. I’ve perfected three simple-yet-statement napkin folding ideas to wow my guests and bring an added touch of festive cheer to Christmas dining.”
The Christmas Tree Fold
The Christmas Tree fold makes a real statement but is surprisingly easy to follow. This look works well with green napkins, but can be incorporated into any color scheme. A charming addition to your festive table setting.
The Pocket Fold
Simple yet sophisticated. The Pocket Fold is perfect for traditional table settings. One of my go-to napkin folds, it is ideal for showcasing your special-occasion flatware and can be used long after the Christmas tree is taken down.
The Pendant Fold
Sitting prettily against a monochrome color palette, the Pendant Fold is ideal for contemporary Christmas settings. With its clean, modern lines, it can work just as well against bolder hues; play around with colors across flatware and dinnerware to create your own unique look.