The Christmas table is the heart of the festive celebrations, with the Christmas lunch the highlight of the day for so many of us. By choosing a simple theme and luxury accessories, your table can make a serious impact with minimal effort.
A Scandi Christmas
Think simple, clean lines and plenty of hygge. Light the table with plenty of candles of varying height as well as one or a few, depending how long your table is, lighting centre pieces, such as these modernised oil lamps by Swedish brand Klong. Keep to neutral colours for your crockery, plates and glasses, to let the centre pieces and the food do the talking. Add some extra comfort with fur cushions and blankets draped over the chairs.
Klong lamps – Soft lighting is perfect to set the mood for dinner and these Klong lamps add an interesting touch over traditional candles. Have a few of varying sizes and colours to create a range of heights and textures on the table.
Serax carafe – Christmas is all about special wine and the traditional dinner is perfect to be served with an older vintage red which will need decanting. This carafe will aerate the wine and show it off beautifully.
Hend Krichen ceramic plates grey – Simple, neutral colour plates are an absolute must to let the food do the talking. These ceramic ones by Hend Krichen have a luxurious feel, special for Christmas and the pretty attention to detail with the double ring in the centre without being over the top.
Tonfisk design OX milk and sugar set and tea and coffee set – These simple, white tea and coffee sets will continue your theme post-lunch, when everyone moves from the table to somewhere a little comfier.
House Doctor APS mega grey glass bottle – Get a few of these simply designed bottles to fill with water for the table. House Doctor APS also do little glasses in the same mouth blown style and colour.
Hark back to nature
Bring the outdoors to the table with natural materials, woody scents and natural lighting. Craft your own centre pieces from natural wood, foraged from your local area, interspersed with woodland and nature scented candles. Add some plaid or fur cushions and blankets, perfect for a comfortable and informal festive lunch.
Alix D.Reynis plates – This French designer maker creates simple, delicate candles and tableware from Limoges porcelain. Her delicate plates are ideal to serve any course and really let the food speak for itself. The simple design would lend itself to a naturally themed table, dotted with (whatever is on the picture).
L:A Bruket blackened oak candle – Create a multi-sensory outdoor experience in the warmth of your own home with this blackened oak candle, with hints of cashmere and birchwood.
Saudade olive wooden chopping board – Add a touch of nature to the table and place your post-meal cheeses on this natural wood board.
SEP Jordan table cloth white and blue – SEP Jordan employ Palestinian women refugees in Jordan, who’s embroidery skills have been passed down through the generations. This beautiful table cloth will add a touch of winter wonderland to your otherwise woodland table.