It may be traditional at this time of the year to sprinkle the tinsel, or revert to the traditional red and green, but what if you’d like to ring the changes?
Back to Nature
Dunelm are going down the Scandinavian style Christmas look here with lots of natural greenery and a pared down scheme. The emphasis is on all things natural. Simple hanging wreaths make great table centres and are easy to rustle up using foraged foliage and eucalyptus from the florists. The wooden boxes have dual purpose for more plants (I’m thinking fragrant bulbs too), candles and could even be used to serve food. And everything else is kept very simple. Discretely patterned plates, elegant glass, fir cones, cinnamon sticks and cute tied bouquets. Add some faux fur to the chairs to keep them warm and comfy, and enjoy.
Gold and Mirror Star Tree Decoration, £3.50 Berry Cone Pick, £3 Shatterproof Pinecones (Pack of 4), £3 Animal Side Plates (Set of 4), £12 Simplicity Dinner Plate, £4 Premium Crackers, £6 Luxury Moon Crackers, £10 Luxury Petrol Crackers, £10 Polar Bear Ornament, £6 Wooden Star, £5 Wooden Boxes, from £4 Silver Ombre Glasses (Set of 4), £19 Mixer Glass, 80p Acrylic Stag, £8 Sheepskin Seat Pads, £15. All from the Northern Lights Range at Dunelm.
Cool As Ice
Debenhams have gone down a different route with a very sophisticated silver and grey scheme. This would work for dinner on New Year’s Eve too with it’s elegant silver touches and very grown-up black additions. The soft linen tablecloth sets the scene with a stunning silver candle holder creating the main decoration. Add on-trend black cutlery and a few glittery balls for a very non-traditional festive look.
Abigail Ahern Ophelia Chandelier, £180 Krise Dining Chair (Black or white) (2), £220 John Rocha Wave Dinner Plate, £9.00 John Rocha Wave Side plate, £8 Reactive Bowl, £6 Set of 4 Silver and White Napkins, £10 Nordic Smoke Glass, £7 Black Cutlery 16 PC, £35 Nordic Nights Star Bowls, £15 White Sparkle Baubles (6), £10 Diamante Baubles (6), £10 White Glitter Stars (8), £5. All from Debenhams.
- John Rocha Candelabra.
- Similar Diamante Baubles.
- Silver Beaded Star.
- Silver Champagne Flute.
- Dinner Sets.
- Black Cutlery Set.
- Snowflake Napkin Rings (no longer available).
- Designer Crackers.
- Black Star Table Runner.