The number of guests may be fewer this year, but Christmas will still be just as special. While your food is cooking, and your loved ones are in good spirits, all that’s left for you to do is set the table.
A key feature of the day, make sure you perfect the look by choosing the right centrepiece, cutlery and decorations for your table.
To help you bring the perfect ‘Instagrammable’ table setting to life, we’ve taken a look at the top trends and themes – so you can sit back, relax, and watch the likes come rolling through.
1. Natural: 1,229 posts
Natural Christmas table settings take top place, as the most Instagrammable, with 1,229 posts. To get the look, all you need to do is bring the outside in.
The easiest way to do this, is to create your own centrepiece from cutting greenery off trees and bushes in and around your home.
Think sprigs of holly carefully strewn across the table (bonus points if it has berries!), with a pinecone garnish; or cut small branches off a fir or pine tree, and display them in a decorative vase.
Finish the natural Christmas theme with a matching wreath hung up on your dining room door; and you’ll have a table setting that’s definitely worthy of Instagram!
2. Modern: 1,214 posts
Shun the traditional red, green and gold hues; and be bold with your colour pairings, if it’s a modern table setting you’re after. Crisp blue pairs beautifully with ice white, as does pastel pink with pale grey, and opulent navy with silver.
Showcase pops of colour through your tablecloth and chair covers – or adorn your table with vases of fresh flowers in your favourite shade.
Tie your modern Christmas table look together through metallic accents, whether that’s cutlery, serviette holders, or candlesticks.
3. Traditional: 1,063 posts
Keeping it classic is one way to help your table setting go viral. If you’re feeling creative, make your own runner from an assortment of holly, and cuttings from fir or pine trees. Entwine twinkling fairy lights through the foliage for added sparkle.
China accessories with matching tablecloths and chair covers in red, green or gold fit the traditional table theme perfectly. All that’s left to do is garnish your table with a selection of candles, to make your home feel cosy and welcoming.
4. Rustic: 823 posts
The fourth most popular Christmas table theme, the great thing about rustic décor is it’s not supposed to look put together. It’s time to get crafty and create your own table decorations.
Use wood as the main material, upcycle a long, thin wooden crate, or create your own wooden tiered tray, and fill it with foliage and berries.
There aren’t any specific colours you need to choose here: opt between classic reds and greens, timeless neutrals, or moody shades for a Nordic noir-inspired table.
Ditch the table runners and chair covers to keep it simple; accessorising with fabric serviettes, metallic candleholders, and simple stacked dishes.
5. Farmhouse: 778 posts
The key to the perfect farmhouse Christmas table setting, is to make it look homely and inviting. Garnish your table with sprigs of berries in milk jugs, tied together with thick ribbons; and an abundance of candles.
A tartan tablecloth and mismatched dishes pay homage to the farmhouse theme – and are sure to be a hit on Instagram! – as do wreaths and stockings, which you can hang around the room.
With this Christmas set to be one like no other, make sure you enjoy time with loved ones, and take pleasure in the small things. Decorating your table for Christmas can be extremely fun, so don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through!