Christmas tablescapes: 5 decadent ideas
Tablescaping elevates table-setting to an art form. A huge trend for 2021, it’s a festive season must-do for Instragrammers and stretches way beyond a candelabra and a few Christmas crackers. Here, Good Homes highlights five fresh ideas for Christmas tablescapes, from nature-inspired settings to decadent dining tables to wow your guests this festive season…
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1. Opal Blush
A big hit as part of the Good Homes roomsets at Ideal Home Show Christmas, the Opal Blush Christmas tablescape is a contemporary mix of pale pink, soft gold, icy blue and plenty of shimmer. Dress the table with tableware and glasses in gold, icy blue and winter white, finish the look with candles, pampas grass, glitter-infused accessories and statement pendant lighting over the dining table.
2. Luxe Vibe
A contemporary twist on a traditional theme, the Luxe Vibe Christmas tablescape is ideal for born entertainers. Add shimmering gold, pink and green decorations to fresh or faux garlands, and complete the look with a gathering of embellished peacocks, hummingbirds and butterflies for an enchanted forest feel. To really ramp up the look, add in bright teal and neon lights with pops of animal print.
3. Winter Solstice
With colour inspiration including plum, amber, dark green and touches of rich gold, the sumptuous Winter Solstice Christmas tablescape is a bold, moody scheme. Key elements sumptuous fabrics, oversized paper-cut baubles in rich, deep colours, a mix of gold and silver decorations and atmospheric lighting. Add a drinks trolley for an extra touch of festive chic.
4. Relaxed Japandi
The Relaxed Japandi Christmas tablescape is a minimalist’s dream. Ditch the tablecloth to showcase the natural beauty of wooden furniture, softened with the addition of soft, tactile materials such as boucle, faux fur and lots of trimmings including feathers and pom-poms. Keep tableware white and add in natural greenery.
5. Woodland Forager
For a warm and cosy woodland-style scheme, layer distressed-wood furniture with faux furs, plaid cushions and throws, and plenty of winter berries and pine cones. Add natural garlands, accessorise with red and gold decorations and aim for natural-looking ceramic tableware and linen napkins.
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