It’s that time of the year again when we all like to get a bit creative with our Christmas decor. If you have friends or family coming over this Christmas, it’s time to dress to impress (the table that is!). And to save you from the hassle of finding the perfect way to create an awesome table setting, here are 7 jaw-dropping tablescapes that definitely have the wow factor.
Topping our list is an on-trend Australian style Christmas table. Surround your table with greenery and florals, such as gum leaves, tetra nuts, banksia, protea, Geraldton wax, and warratah, which are usually abundant during the Christmas season. You can simply scatter across the centre of your table, or create an eye-catching centre-piece and add some smaller posies at the sides. Take inspiration from the central colours to set the tone for your other Christmas table decor, such as a muted table cloth, napkins, plates and tea light candles.
2. White Christmas
It may be summer down under, but that doesn’t mean you can’t opt for a white theme for your Christmas table. Start with a good quality white tablecloth and then use plenty of white Christmas decorations throughout your table. White on white may seem a bit much, but trust us, when you layer different shapes, sizes and materials (including your dinnerware, napkins and Christmas crackers) you’ll end up with an elegant and sophisticated setting that is sure to impress. Accentuate it with gold or silver cutlery and finish it off with a tall candle holder with a silver or gold accent. There you have it – a simple yet stunning Christmas tablescape.
3. Very berry reds
If white doesn’t work for you, why not use reds instead? After all, red (and green) are the natural colours of Christmas. Start with a white table cloth and then place red berries and ornaments, such as baubles, bonbons, Christmas balls, and other red Christmas decorations in the centre of your table. Don’t forget to finish it with berry red foliage or a crystal bowl full of assorted red berries wrapped with a red ribbon. Oh - and a bottle of red wine, too. Kids and adults alike will love this theme (just keep the little ones away from the wine!).
Since the beach features pretty often for most of us over the Christmas period, let’s keep the beach theme going for your tablescape. This is a great idea for a more informal look, especially if you’re planning to have an al-fresco meal for Christmas. Use whatever colour of tablecloth you prefer, then place a fishing net as an overlay. Instead of flowers, tuck some succulents into a large seashell and place it at the centre of the table, then scatter around some shells or driftwood. Use large silver lanterns for each end of the table – and if you let the candles burn ahead of time, the wax will start to drip before dinner, creating a dramatic effect.
You can never go wrong with a table setting full of colour. In this case, the colours of summer. Use a variety of natural and artificial flowers and leaves, as this will give you colour and texture, and as an added bonus it’ll keep the cost down, too. Decorate with multiple heights to create a dramatic look – use the tallest piece in the centre, and then add different sized and coloured bowls of tropical fruit or coconuts. To complete the look, add a silver lantern or a gold candelabra with red candles. Whatever you put on your table, ensure that it brings out the tropical feel for that best-ever summer Christmas.
This is a look that’s best suited for a big family dinner where you want to blend a formal and casual look that is charming enough to impress. For a chic and timeless look, combine rustic décor with traditional red and green, tossed together with some natural features. Use a table cloth with bold stripes, then add some candles in metal holders and get creative with some wooden ornaments. For a bold statement, try to find a leaping reindeer for your centre piece and scatter holly liberally across the table. Classic, yet elegant.
7. Edible and yummy
If you have a flair for baking, there’s no better Christmas look than one with edible and yummy treats on the table. Whip up some star-shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread Christmas trees – they’ll look amazing hanging from rustic branches in a large vase in the centre of your table. Even better if you paint those branches white first.
A bright table runner scattered with Christmas decorations, Lindor or Ferrero Rocher chocolates and bowls of berries will be the perfect accompaniment to the wonderful dishes you serve on Christmas day. And don’t forget the traditional pavlova for everyone to dig in to later.
Christmas is not too far away and it will be here before you know it. Having a tablescape theme in mind will keep you more organised when you plan your table setting. We hope you’ll enjoy one from these amazing Christmas table setting ideas that are sure to impress your guests. We know that creating a magical Christmas comes with a cost, and if you’re struggling financially this year, we’re here to help. Just take a look at our cash loans from $500 - $5,000 to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, the cash is usually in your bank account within a few hours - so you can get started on your Christmas shopping early this year!