Is red and green still your go-to for decorating your Christmas dining table? While we certainly wouldn’t scoff at a traditional setup, there’s so much variety out there now that it seems a shame to be limited. If you fancy stepping up your colour schemes and going a bit more contemporary this year, we’ve put together some Christmas dining table inspiration for you.
Merry Metallics colour scheme
Metallics are still a huge trend, and they really come into their own at Christmas when they add light and sparkle to a table. Team them with lots of candlelight or fairy lights for a really pretty effect. Think copper, brass, pewter and silver as well as the more traditional gold, and don’t be afraid to go a bit over the top – it is Christmas, after all!
Copper abstract candle holder, Gisela Graham
At 17.5cm tall, this silver glass candle holder with its copper mirrored effect is large enough to be used as a vase for a festive table centrepiece, as well. Was £13, now £10, available from The Contemporary Home.
Rose gold shot glasses, Beautify
This set of four shot glasses has a range of uses – use them for mini, individual foliage arrangements, to serve dessert or even to serve shots! The set comes with its own measuring jigger, and would grace any festive table. £14.99, available from Beautify.
New-fashioned Navy colour scheme
A modern take on a traditional red-and-gold Christmas dining table colour scheme is to go for navy and gold. That way, you can recycle some of your old decorations and just jazz them up a bit.
Navy and gold tealight holder, Lime Lace
We love this simple, classic porcelain tealight holder, which will carry on being useful when Christmas is over. It costs £11.95 and is available from Lime Lace.
Navy and gold star bauble, Dobbies
Pile these baubles onto a golden platter in the middle of the table for instant glamour. £2.99 each, available from Dobbies. Visit the website to find your nearest stockist.
Jolly Jewels festive colour scheme
Are you a fan of the ‘more is more’, maximalist approach? Then a jewel theme could be the way to go. Lots of bright, glowing colours, rich reds, purples, blues and greens and lots of mixing and matching make this Christmas dining table look appealing – the trick is not to go for anything that looks too uniform.
Multi-coloured crackers, Habitat
This set of six crackers is handmade and decorated with glitter and ribbon. They contain the traditional joke, hat and gift and are perfect for adding a splash of colour. And even better – they were £20 and are now 50% off at just £10, available from Habitat.
Fizz shot glasses, Anton Studio Designs
The party starts here! These mouth-blown glasses have an unusual bubble effect at the base, making them feel really festive. They cost £17.95 for a set of four and are available from Not Just Jugs.
Exotic Christmas colour scheme
OK, we’re tired of the cold now! We’re going to sit back and pretend it’s warm again – and if that means a table decorated with festive cacti and foliage then that can only be a good thing.
Set of three exotic fruit Christmas baubles, Lime Lace
Get ready for a tropical winter with this colourful set. Pile them into a glass bowl on the table, or use them as place settings. £15 for the set of three, available from Lime Lace.
Tropical leaves martini glasses, Artland
This pretty glasses have a mirrored silvered finish outside and are a metallic green on the inside. They’re decorated with tropical leaves and are mouth blown and hand finished. If quirky is your thing, then these are perfect for an alternative Christmas look. £25.95 for two, available from Not Just Jugs.
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