Christmas is busy enough without spending hours decorating your lunch or table in preparation of your Christmas Day festivities. We spoke to the team at Decorated Table, who have put together a few table decorating ideas that will help you add that magic Christmas touch in less time than it takes to enjoy a piece of pudding!
KEEP IT TRADITIONAL
There is nothing easier than a ready-made garland to quickly add decoration to your Christmas table. Of course, if you are feeling adventurous, you can start with a plain garland and add your own decorations. Here I have used a traditional ready decorated green garland with gold decorations and simply added some clear glass tea light holders with tea lights to add some instant warmth and movement to the table. Don’t forget that when having candles at the dinner table, ensure they are unscented as not to interfere with the scents of the dinner. This quick decorating idea will take you no more than 5 minutes and your friends and family are sure to be impressed.
DOUBLE DUTY DECOR
Beautiful food items work hard and can be used for multiple purposes. Cinnamon is a perfect example. If you want your house to smell like Christmas without the worry of burning scented candles, just add cinnamon sticks to your décor!
CHRISTMAS IS A BALL
Vases aren’t just for flowers! Use small glass vases with Christmas tree decorations (the standard baubles look great) to make a table centrepiece. The use of Christmas decorations on your table is an easy and cost-effective way of carrying your decoration theme from your tree to your table. Use any colour scheme – bright, metallic or pastels. Just remember, whatever you decide to use if you place a white tablecloth or runner underneath it will really make your decorations stand out (and give you instal-worthy snaps). Happy holiday entertaining!
This blog was submitted by Rachel Burnie of The Decorated Table and was featured in our Christmas Mini Mag 2017.