The festive season is in full swing and it’s time to prepare our homes for Christmas. From festive cocktails to table decorations creating the perfect Christmas dining experience is not just about the Christmas dinner. Set the scene for your guests by creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a Christmas scented candle and beautifully crafted wreath on the front door will offer a warm welcome.
Consider where you and your guests will be dining for the big day. Do you have an open plan kitchen dining space or a separate dining room? Will you need more seating or table space for lots of people? If you’re looking to invest in a new dining table, then why not go for one of our extendable options like the beautiful Amelia oak dining table. It’s available in various sizes and colours and comes with the option to buy with a set of stylish Freya chairs.
For those who enjoy bold interior décor then the Lua black dining table from Laura James is new for AW23. This dark and dramatic design features modern curved edges and gold legs for a luxe feel. This extendable table seats up to 8 people and will take center stage for Christmas. The Lua range at Laura James also features a chic large sideboard with a fluted glass front. The perfect solution for stylish yet functional storage for extra crockery or glassware.
When it comes to interior décor if you can’t go all out at Christmas time then when can you? Relish the opportunity to show off your styling skills. Think about what you’ll need on the table and what you want to add, are you creating name tags, beautifully displayed napkins, handmade crackers or even a crafty centerpiece? Or perhaps you’ll opt for something more minimal a few decorative candlesticks with candle holders and a little foliage.
If you have a smaller dining table and don’t have space for large decorative pieces then you can still add these to the rest of the room, place a few baubles in a ceramic vase, in the center of a small or large sideboard, or a wreath on an interior door or wall.
If you are going to be busy in the kitchen it might be an idea to pre plan for your guests so they’re not asking for things or sat around wondering what to do with themselves. Ensure you have a bar cart or drinks area set up and stocked with festive refreshments and plenty of nibbles available where guests can help themselves.
Once you have your tree ready, and the dining table set, you can add a few touches of festive décor to the rest of your dining space, a sprig or two of holly on the windowsill, beautiful, dried flowers and foliage along the fireplace or twinkling lights on a retro drink trolly. All these little extras will bring the look together and set the scene for a fabulous Christmas dinner.
Create a beautiful dining table for Christmas with Laura James.