The truth behind the art of entertaining lies not in the ability to cook but in the artistry that goes on behind the scenes and the attention to details.
Follow our guide on how to create the perfect table setting this festive season...
1. Decide On Your Style
The finish of your linen will help to set the tone of your dining space. Mitred or hemstitching details are a more formal option which can be embroidered for added luxury. Simple hem tablecloths give a softer and less formal finish, yet still add a sense of occasion.
2. Layer Your Linen
Once you have laid your tablecloth, introducing a runner will create an extra layer and allow you to preserve a pared-down scheme with visual interest. Opt for a runner in the same linen fabric and a complementary colour as your tablecloth for a simple, harmonised look this festive season.
3. Create a Seasonal Centrepiece
Simply gather a mixture of greenery, small branches, berries and pinecones, which can be used as the base of a wonderful centrepiece for the dining room. Seasonal scents from sweet cinnamon sticks to orange along with a few fragrant candles will add to the decorative effect.
4. Timeless Tableware
Keep your tableware elegant by opting for unassuming styles that will not distract the eye away from your tabletop's display. Clear glasses and fuss-free crockery in plain white will help to enhance your overall décor, bringing a scandi-inspired ambience that lends itself perfectly to slowed living.
5. A Personal Touch
Handmade decorations for each guest will provide a special touch to your table. Embrace your creative side with custom made name tags and menus, whilst napkins wrapped with loose foliage and twine work beautifully as an understated alternative to napkins rings.
6. Decorate with Delicious Delights
Enjoy pre-guest preparations and spend some time in the kitchen to conjure up an array of delicious seasonal treats that can be pleasingly used to provide an extra hint of decoration at each place. Catch crumbs from empty plates with napkins on hand as guests spend memorable hours around the table.
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