Our style editor shares her top tips on how to decorate your table for the festive season
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If you're hosting a number of get-togethers for family and friends over the holiday season, you'll want to set the perfect Christmassy scene in your home. And seeing as food is an important part of the celebration, your dining table is going to be at the centre of attention.
Good Homes' style editor, Jessica Taverner, reveals her top styling tips to help you create a magical Christmas table setting that will impress your guests.
Use interesting centrepieces
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Need an instant wow-factor centrepiece? A garland is the ideal solution. We’ve used a mixed pine with frosted eucalyptus garland, Dunelm, £25, which looks beautiful in a modern country scheme and alternative designs.
Get creative with crockery
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Dress up plain white crockery by lacing stacked plates and bowls with garlands, acorns and frosted branches. Place small decorative red baubles inside bowls to surprise and delight your guests. We recommend this gorgeous articficial berries garland, £19.19, teamed with snow effect artifical branches, £9.59, both Maisons du Monde.
Fill in the gaps
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Invest in a set of decorative mini Christmas trees this year – but reserve them for the mantlepiece. They make fantastic table adornments and are just the thing to fill any gaps, especially the tricky spaces between place settings. We love these silver bristle Christmas trees, Party Pieces, £2.99 each.
Light up your table
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Do not underestimate the humble battery-operated LED candle set. They create all the atmosphere of the real thing but with none of the fuss or hazards, especially if young children or flammable table decorations are nearby. We're lusting after this LED Dinner Candle Set, Nordic House, £10.
These stunning elegant finishes and stylish Christmas decorations featured in our precious metals dining room set at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas. Shop the Good Homes' Ideal Home Show Christmas dining room set here.