Christmas Tablescapes To Impress Your Guests

By Olivia Emily

7 months ago

Five ideas to zhuzh up your dinner table


For some, the star of the festive season is the Christmas tree. For others, it’s the Christmas dinner. And for others (cough, the interior lovers among us), it’s what lies beneath and around and between the dinner dishes: the Christmas tablescape. We’ve teamed up with the experts at Wren Kitchens to share our favourite Christmas tablescape ideas to feast your eyes upon this festive season.

Christmas Tablescapes To Impress Your Guests

Christmas Tablescapes

Clementine & Grey

For a relaxed look, the experts at Wren Kitchens recommend two contrasting shades: bright clementine and muted grey. ‘This simple, rustic theme is perfect if you’re a lover of grey,’ says Wren Kitchens. ‘Not only does it look great, but the sweet clementine’s also make it smell good, too.

‘To achieve a frayed effect on your napkins, use a material like linen, which has the perfect fibre composition to be able to fray easily,’ Wren Kitchens says. ‘Simply grab your grey material, cut and stitch a line across the edges leaving a gap to fray the material with a seam ripper or needle. Bring it all together by adding some foliage around your silverware or clementines.’

Christmas Tablescapes

Berry Reds

There’s no colour more festive than a rich red – specially when paired with greens and metallics. ‘Simply place your favourite red baubles and Christmas tree decks in the centre of your table along with some candles (battery powered if you’re worried about little ones!),’ Wren Kitchens says. ‘Using a black tablecloth beneath will really make the colour palette pop!’

Christmas Tablescapes

Foraged Décor

Love a bit of indoor-outdoor living? Take it literally with this Christmas tablescape idea. ‘Bring the outer elements inside this Christmas with berries, pinecones and holly,’ says Wren Kitchens. ‘Make sure to add dried out oranges for a splash of colour. Using battery powered fairy lights will brighten up your table by giving a warm glow. Don’t forget to add name card holders to your table either using pinecones or baubles.’

A silver Christmas table

Frosty Whites

If spillages don’t keep you up at night, a frosty white tablescape could be the one for you, perfect for lovers of sparkles and neutral tones. ‘For the plate setting, layer your placemats and add glittery decorations sticking to your colour theme,’ says Wren Kitchens. ‘Make sure to tie your silverware together with a piece of white ribbon. To really give your table that wow-factor, add faux snow and glitter on top of your tablecloth.’

Fir centrepiece

Fir Centrepiece

For a Scandi statement or something more natural and minimalist, a floral centrpiece is the way to go. ‘Use berries and fauna to create a striking circular wreath to sit in the middle of your table,’ says Wren Kitchens. ‘To keep the greenery together, either use florist wire or if you don’t have one to hand carefully bend a wire hanger into place. Don’t forget to brighten it up further with some mini festive ornaments or Nordic candles.’