Decorating your Christmas table
Christmas is almost upon us and there are invitations to everything from coffee and cake, a mug of mulled wine or even Christmas dinner. But as well as planning what to serve, don’t forget to give some consideration to how to decorate your table too.
We asked Mona from the blog IchliebeDeko for some Christmas inspiration on decorating our table. And one look at Mona’s design leaves us wanting to pull up a chair, open a bottle of Vapiano’s Asolo Prosecco D.O.C.G Vino Spumante and look forward to what we’re about to be served!
So what do you need to create a memorable Christmas table?
Start with the right tablecloth. Swap plain white cloth for one with a striking graphic print to showcase your white crockery. Add gold cutlery for a festive feel.
Create atmosphere with white candles. As well as bathing the table in light, they also leave the room feeling warm and cosy. Whether in gold candlesticks or arranged on a piece of wood, anything goes.
When it comes to flowers, Mona takes a low-key approach, while still keeping it Christmassy. Eucalyptus, olive branches and red berries won’t overwhelm your diners, but bring a fresh, festive note to the table. Small black fir trees and woodland animals add a personal touch.
Every good table has place cards to show diner where they’re sitting. Print or write your diners’ names on card before cutting into the left and right hand side and threading through eucalyptus or berry sprigs.
Other festive design highlights include plain baubles or paper diamonds. Both can be arranged in a bowl or simply scattered around your Christmas table.
Mona also has a great gift wrapping trick up her sleeve if you’re on the guest list. Instead of hiding a bottle of wine or Prosecco in a bottle bag, create a miniature wreath from eucalyptus and hang it around the bottle neck with a pretty label. Saluta!
You might remember Mona from earlier in the year when she showed us her beautiful homemade mini herb garden. Visit her blog for lots more crafting ideas for weddings and interiors, plus some fun DIY projects for kids.