Christmas is just around the corner, so now’s the perfect time to start thinking about the details. A special day deserves a special touch, and even more so because it’s not just the food that’s going to be on the table; the decorations will play a key role as well. And since all the action happens around the table, it’s important to take the presentation into account, too.
Everyone will be gathered around the table, from the smallest child to the oldest grandparent. It’s something that will be seen and appreciated by all the diners, which is why it’s a good idea to take some time to really think about the decoration.
It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate; even just little details can give you wonderful results. One of the hottest trends this year is the rustic style, since it gives the room warmth and comfort – two elements that should be present at your Christmas table. Here are some tips to help you get the look:
- Colors are really important in Christmas decorating. If you’re going for rustic, the predominant colors will be earth and sand tones, greens, and oranges. Of course, there’s also red, green, and white: the classic palette of the holiday season. These are the shades to work with when decorating your Christmas table.
- Use objects made from wicker and rattan, as well as antiques. Candles are another element that will add warmth to your get-together.Flowers can also play an important role, either on their own or in vases. In addition, plant elements such as moss, mistletoe, fern, fir, or untreated woods are becoming increasingly popular in centerpieces.
- Choose good table linen and cloth napkins fastened with a wicker element. Give more prominence to elements with Christmas designs or floral motifs.
- A nice finishing touch is a string of Christmas lights or some pine cones around the table as decorative elements.
- It’s a good idea to avoid using decorative objects that will block diners’ views of one another or make it difficult to communicate. Your guests should be able to communicate and speak without any trouble… and toast!
Remember, when decorating, the most important thing is to just go with the feeling, know what’s right for the space and celebration, and leave yourself enough time. Fill your home by showcasing the essence of this special time of year.
Anel González. Art Direction Specialist