This Christmas, possibly more than others, we can appreciate gathering around the table with loved ones that little bit more. Decorating your Christmas table is a great way to get your guests into the festive spirit.
Interior stylist expert and founder of @interior_styling_18, – Heather Adams – shares her exclusive top-tips on the most hottest tablescape theme this year which is all about creating an elegant and sophisticated setting.
We’re talking about crisp whites, golden glitters, and champagne tones… so let’s get ready to dress your table to impress by taking inspiration from this showstopping table décor with stylist pro Heather Adams.
Setting the Scene
The idea of a white Christmas is the wish for many, and with Heather’s tablescape, you can let it snow in your kitchen this Christmas.
Set the scene with a clean white runner along the centre of the table to act as a fresh blanket of snow. Place a thick, luscious garland embellished with a dusting of frost over the top to bring a touch of the crisp winter air indoors. Simply buy this pre-made or style it up yourself with a snow spray!
Silverware and Crockery
When it comes to laying the table with crockery, it’s important to ensure every course is accounted for. In keeping with the colour theme, stack warming white soup bowls on top of matching dinner plates and create a well-appointed feel. For interest and texture, complete the stack with a decorative plate and plain white cloth at the bottom and a gold glitter star at the top.
Place the cutlery with great attention to detail, with forks to the left and knives to the right. Set the water glass in the top right corner, above the knife, with the wine or champagne glass to the side. For an embellished look, fill the glassware with a folded linen napkin and sparkly accessories (which can later be replaced with something sweet or bubbly)!
Fabulous Finishing Touches
The decorative details are what complete your tablescape and create a magical atmosphere.
For a statement centrepiece, place a glass candelabra in the middle of the table to offer a focal point for the design. Select plain white candles to fill the holders, so attention is diverted from the rest of the ornate details.
Glass glitter Christmas trees with warm white LED lights add a twinkle and fairy-tale feel, while delicate ornaments and Christmas crackers create elegance and sophistication.
For the finishing touch, make your own hand-written name cards to place in festive holders. Not only is this the perfect way to add a personal feel to your tablescape, but it allows friends and family to find their seat at the dinner table with ease and excitement.
Quick Q&A with interior stylist Heather Adams
She hosted this year’s iconic Ideal Home Christmas show by talking about all things festive and style, along with demonstrating how to achieve the perfect tablescape. Her fave trend for 2021 is wooden wall panels, as they are extremely versatile and can really transform a space. She lives in Essex with her husband Luke, daughter Ava and three doggies Turner, Hooch and Elvis.
What inspires you?
For ideas and inspiration, I love to browse Pinterest. This is what motivated my vision for this year’s tablescape. The most important thing is to have fun with your tablescape; it is a chance to get into the festive spirit and wow your family and friends!
Where do you source your fab décor from?
When it comes to the decorative details, I always start by looking at local businesses to source items from. The beautiful decorations for this year’s theme are from Dear Grace which is a lovely home interiors store based just near me in Colchester, Essex.
How do you mix it up each year with reusing the same décor?
With a neutral tablescape, you can change the theme each year by replacing less expensive items to adjust the colour and feel.
If you want to add a pop of Christmas colour, replace the golden crackers for a tartan design. Carry these colours through to the rest of the design by swapping some of the accessories, such as the cloth for the crockery to a festive red or the linen napkin to a paper one in Christmas tree green.
For a further source of festive inspiration, see how you can add style to the rest of your kitchen here.