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Deck the table: Christmas table styling ideas to dazzle your guests

Deck the table: Christmas table styling ideas to dazzle your guests

Are you hosting your friends and family for Christmas Day? Whether you’re planning a mouth-watering lunch or a decadent dinner, not only will you be the flavour maker of the family, but you can also be the vibe setter and deck your dinner table out with some festive décor.

Styling your dinner table for an event is usually pretty simple and minimalistic. However, at Christmas time, you’ve got to bring out all the stops! So, if you’re looking for some Christmas table styling ideas but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Stockland Marketplace, we know how to decorate a table. So without further ado, here are our top tips for styling your dinner table this Christmas.

Choose a colour palette


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Habitania Ecology Speckle Cake Plate $9.95, Habitania Ecology Arizona Dinner Plate $18.95
Before you start setting your Christmas table, the first thing you’ll need to decide on is your colour palette. Going for a traditional red and green palette for the holidays is simple and effective, but if you’re wanting to branch out and try some new colour combinations, we recommend pairing pink with gold and rose gold, ocean blue with a crisp white, and sage green with rustic beiges to pay homage to the Australian landscape. Play with different shades and tones to create a gorgeous display that’ll make your guests jaws drop.

Play with texture


Product captions: Habitania Shoreham Round Placemat Set of 4 $29.95, Habitania Jetty Sage Tablecloth $79.95, Habitania Robert Gordon Lemon Juicer $32.95, Habitania Robert Gordon Butter Dish $37.95

Styling your dining table for Christmas is the perfect excuse to try out some new textures. If you have a small selection of go-to décor items you generally use to style your dining table, then use your festive soirée to spice things up a bit. Place rattan coasters and placemats beneath speckled dinnerware, and try using a velvet tablecloth instead of linen for a more luxurious look. Frame your plates with ornate tumblers filled with delicious drinks and top it all off with some classic wooden salad servers.

Use varying levels


Product captions: Habitania Robert Gordon Cake Stand $84.95

When it comes to styling your dining table, adding pieces of varying heights and levels is always a good idea. Displaying your delicious meals on servingware of varying heights not only makes styling smaller tables a breeze, but it also adds extra dimension to your table, making it look even more inviting. Place your Christmas cake on a tall cake stand, display small pastries on a serving tower, and elevate your cheese board by displaying your fromage on a two-tier serving stand. Even placing your cocktail jug and glasses on a breakfast tray will not only make it easy for your guests to access, but it will also act as its own unique centrepiece.

Go fully festive


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Finally, your Christmas table will certainly not be complete without a few festive decorations. The great part is that you can repurpose some of your Christmas tree decorations and create your own unique Christmas table styling pieces. Place a wreath around the base of your cake stand, tie your favourite baubles to a long garland and stretch it out across your table runner, and scatter tree toppers across the centre of your table for an extra touch of Christmas magic.

Voila! If you follow our top Christmas table styling tips, you’ll soon have a festive display your family won’t forget. They may even want you to style their dining tables next year! Simply explore Stockland Marketplace, add your favourite pieces to your cart and have everything delivered straight to your door. Happy styling!

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