Whilst we are fans of the practice all year around, bringing the outside in with bundles of foliage and flowers has long been a key part of decking the halls at Christmas.
From the Christmas tree to the wreath to garlands and smaller accents, there are a lot of options this time of year, and one of our absolute favourites is dressing the table for the big day.
Christmas is all about creating a special day together, and the food is central to that for so many people, so styling your Christmas table is a lovely way to add an extra level of luxury and flex your creativity a little whilst you're at it.
Here are sone of our top tips for getting your table just right:
GO ALL OUT
This is a time of year where more is more, and nothing captures the abundance of Christmas quite like a table garland. Go for simple winter greenery or add a splash of colour and charm with natural decorations like dried fruit, pinecones and berries. Add some dinner candles to really elevate the look.
Not just for the big day - a garland is great centre piece for the whole festive period!
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Need the table space and no room for a garland? Top the table with a big, bright arrangement and let the beautiful flowers do the hard work for you. We love our Explosion of Autumn in a Vase or A Hazy Shade of Winter for this. Only got a small table? Place it on a nearby surface to create a backdrop to the table without impacting your serving space.
Add some dinner candles and nice linen and jobs a goodun'!
Adding dinner candles, pillar candles and tea lights are all great ways of adding some gentle lighting and ambience to your table. Our Dried Flower Table Wreath works beautifully as a centrepiece or even as an accent to other decoration on larger tables - and cared for properly, will last you for many Christmases to come!
DON'T FORGET SCENT
It's not all about the looks - get a scented candle on the go to add some ambience for the times when the smell of Christmas dinner or mulled wine isn't filling the air. Our Call it What you Want is perfect for this!
TREAT THEM LIKE ROYALTY
Place Settings instantly elevate a table and make your guests feel super special. Go for a Dried Flower Place Setting for something they can keep to!
DON'T STOP AT THE TABLE
Once you've decked the halls, be sure to take a moment to step back, raise a glass and enjoy it too!