Style Guide: Setting your Table for Christmas

Setting your table for Christmas

With Christmas right around the corner, we are turning our attention to decorating our homes to add festive charm. Aside from the Christmas tree, one of the main areas of focus this season is creating a beautiful tablescape for Christmas day and beyond. From tactile linens to stunning serveware, there’s a variety of ways in which you can ensure your table is fit for a feast…

Christmas Table Styling…

Each year, festive decor is all about opulence – luxurious materials, rich colours and metallics. Anything that’s a little bit out of the ordinary and has a lavish look and feel is welcome on a festive tablescape.

opulent Christmas table setting

The main focus of creating any tablescape is to ensure it’s beautiful and eye-catching, elevating your table from what you experience every day, to something really special. If you’re planning your Christmas table, here are some steps to follow, inspiration and ideas, to get ready for the big day…

Step 1: Choosing a luxury tablecloth

The first step in laying an amazing tablescape is creating a base, whether this be with a tablecloth or a more contemporary runner. The fabrics that you use on your table will set the scene for the rest of the scheme to be built around, so this is often the first thing that you will choose when designing a tablescape.

Linen is a wonderful fabric to dress your table with. Tactile and soft, linen will last for years, which means that if you choose a timeless style, your festive linen tablecloth will be a real investment.


The Hand-painted and Block Printed Linen Tablecloth Isabella

Hand-painted gold linen tablecloth with Limoges porcelain plates and red vintage glass wine on top

Featuring a rich hand-painted terracotta background, this opulent tablecloth is finished with a block-printed gold brocade pattern. Combining traditional festive shades, this design will be the starting point for a luxurious Christmas table.

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The Hand-Printed Linen Tablecloth Fleure Sauvage Burgundy

Luxury italian hand-printed linen tablecloth

In a deep shade of red, this hand-printed white 100% linen tablecloth features a floral and decorative pattern down the centre and sides. The combination of white and burgundy feels wonderfully festive, while the floral pattern will be the focal point of your Christmas table.

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The Block-Printed Linen Table Runner – Fiocco

Fiocco table runner placed on table. Ceramic bowl and leafy sprig sits atop linen runner

For a festive combination of greens and reds, this charming runner will make your table look Christmas-ready. This stunning table runner’s design features bunches of evergreen sprigs charmingly tied together with red and grey bows.

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Step 2: Choosing practical linens

A festive tablescape isn’t about style over substance – it’s important to include practical elements that will ensure your guests’ needs are met. Offering additional linens such as napkins will ensure their comfort while seated at the table and will look beautiful folded onto plates or charger plates.


The Hand-painted and Block Printed Linen Napkin Isabella

handmade gold linen napkins

Style your terracotta and gold tablecloth with these beautiful matching napkins. Hand-painted in the same rich shade and finished with a large block-printed brocade motif in gold, this style will simply enhance your table.

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The Hand-Printed Linen Napkin Bocciolo Red

setting your table for Christmas with red hand-printed napkinComplement a red scheme or add just a touch of colour to your table, with this striking hand-printed linen napkin. Inspired by the blossoming flowers of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, these beautiful organic linen napkins uniquely combine traditional artisanship and contemporary style.

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Step 3: Serve up using premium quality cookware and serveware…

On Christmas day there’s a lot to prepare, and cooking a beautiful meal can be time consuming. Make things easy for yourself, by choosing oven-to-table cookware and add that all important finishing touch with unique serveware.


The Copper Casserole Dish With Lid

Italian copper kitchenware and artisan cookwareAvailable in two sizes, this hammered casserole dish makes a wonderful alternative to the more traditional gold shades for Christmas. Able to go from oven to table, with this copper casserole dish, guests can serve themselves at the table and food stays hot while you serve up the rest of your delicious meal.

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The Handmade Ceramic Oval Dish – Red

Handmade Ceramic Oval Pie Dish - allorashop

Another great option for an oven-to-table serveware is this smaller dish in a striking shade of red. Ideal for those side dishes to accompany your meal, this festive shade will look nothing but amazing on your Christmas table.

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Christmas is all about celebrating, spending time with loved ones and family over great food, with great company and drinks. Set the scene for a wonderful day, with a beautiful and festive Christmas table.


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