A festive garland, silver candle holders and pearl and silver napkin rings add some festive glamour to the Belmont dining table in our showroom.
We’ve been busy spreading some festive spirit around our showroom and we’re not only talking about our staff advent calendar, which offers up a bottle a fizz every day in the run-up to December 25!
We like to add a few simple decorations and style our larger tables so that our customers can see just how wonderful they look when laid for a Christmas celebration.
We have lots of lovely Christmassy home accessories, including jewelled, gold, and silver votive candle holders, resin pine cone candleholders, pearl napkin rings and even sparkly cushions to add to our display.
We even have new sparkly cushions for a Christmassy vibe.
We always like a runner of greenery – it’s a low-profile option that's easy for guests to chat over – placed down the centre of the table entwined with some battery powered fairy or star lights, to which a few baubles can be added into the mix for a splash of colour or sparkle.
Sprigs of fresh foliage or flowers will also bring a faux arrangement to life on the big day.
Small wreaths can look very effective tied or pinned to the backs of chairs, and larger wreaths make a real impact hung from a mirror with a bright red ribbon.
A small wreath looks great pinned to the back of our grey velvet Kingsley dining chair.
Making the table look extra-special for your guests on Christmas Day can be quite a challenge, especially when you’re under time pressure. So if you want to create a big impression for minimal effort, you may wish to buy a ready-made centrepiece that you can use again… and again.
We’ve done a bit of online research ourselves and found a few Christmas table displays that we really like. Here are our top 5 crackers!
Festive White Candle Arrangement, £35, Marks & Spencer
With white cymbidium orchid heads, silver eucalyptus, fir and white tipped pine cones, this arrangement is simple but stunning. https://www.marksandspencer.com/white-candle-arrangement/p/p21041061?extid=ps_gglpla_Flowers%20&%20Plants&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAiA_f3uBRAmEiwAzPuaM8NlfNlSll1NnD0K8QQUnAKE-qd1ofzeLGcU370NpW0BZE_TFSkFoRoCAjEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Pinecone Mini Christmas Trees – Set Of 3, £20, The White Company
These mini potted spruces would look great in a line down the middle of the table or you could tie name cards to them to personalise place settings. https://www.thewhitecompany.com/uk/Pinecone-Mini-Christmas-Trees---Set-of-3/p/WGHM3?cm
Ngoni brass trees, Nkuku, from £12
With golden brass wire intricately bound into a simple conical shape, this bold version of a Christmas tree can be dressed with fairy lights and foliage for a truly festive display. Choose from three sizes or mix and match all the sizes. https://www.nkuku.com/collections/rustic-charm/products/ngoni-tree-nt41
1.5m Pre Lit Glitter Leaf Christmas Garland, £24.99 (reduced from £29.99), Lights4fun.co.uk
Add a touch of opulent glamour to your Christmas décor with this champagne gold garland. Measuring 1.5m in length, it’s perfect for table settings and mantelpieces alike. 48 warm white LEDs are spread over the garland for a static, festive glow. https://www.lights4fun.co.uk/products/1-5m-pre-lit-glitter-leaf-christmas-garland
Felt Carol-Singing Mice, £25, Cox and Cox
This enchanting trio of cute carollers with their red scarves and sweet faces will delight young and old. There’s also a quartet of felt Noel mice on offer, so you could have Christmas mice all over the table!