You can’t think of Christmas without dreaming of all the amazing food that comes along with it. We spend so much time decorating our home’s exterior and popular spots (like the Christmas tree and fireplace mantel) that we tend to forget our dining room table - a focal point for the season’s amazing meals! So, why not get your dining table dressed up to showcase all those festive eats you’ll be serving to your friends and family? Here are five ways our Ideal Home Furnishings team is decorating their dining tables this Christmas.
Modern & White
There’s something incredibly chic about an all-white approach to decorating. If you have a home that’s more on the contemporary side, then this might be the look for you! Get inspired by the snow-covered landscape outside and use a white table cover as your base. Add white branches in a clear vase as a beautifully simple focal point, and hang silver and white ornaments for some festive flair. Place a few white candles around the table for a little warmth and instant ambiance.
Transport your guests to a cabin escape with a rustic inspired table setting. A small pine tree with a burlap base offers an ideal anchor for your table’s décor. Skip the expected, and swap candles for empty wine bottles filled with strings of LED lights (Tip: This works best with lighter coloured bottles). If your home echoes the style of forest retreat, this table setting will fit in perfectly.
The holidays are definitely a sweet time of year, so take advantage of the sugary delights of the season and decorate your table with candy in mind. Best suited for a home that features less traditional décor, begin styling your table with a tablecloth in a rich fuchsia tone. Create a candy centerpiece by filling a vase or candy jar with all your favourite colourful sweets – include swirly lollipops, peppermints, and candy canes for some festive flair. And, don’t forget to display your desserts for the evening! Showcase your deliciously sweet eats on tiered platters and get your guests excited about the final course.
Fresh flowers make any dining table (in any home) look fabulous. Go bright and add a bouquet filled with deep pink and red petals to your table – a revamped approach on the traditional. Or keep it classic with white blooms adorned with rich greens. Add some glitz to your bouquets by mixing in a few ornaments in complimenting colours. Finally, tie a few sprigs of baby’s breath around the napkins on each table setting to complete the floral look.
Nothing says Christmas like the traditional colours of the season. Red ribbons and green garland will instantly inject your table with some Christmas cheer. A home that has wood-filled interiors and cozy furniture pair well with this style of table. Add a personal touch and pipe the names of your guests onto gingerbread men to mark their spot at the table.
Ready to get your home set for the holidays? Visit our team at Ideal Home Furnishings to help you find ideal furniture in Edmonton. Our expansive furniture showroom is filled with gorgeous furniture design options for your living room, bedroom, and beyond! Schedule an appointment with our professional designer team to help with all your furniture design needs – including custom furniture pieces!