If you haven’t tried the the tablescape trend yet, we’ve got some fabulous ideas to inspire you this season.
Alina Voronova, founder of bespoke hosting company Limonsier, has shared her Christmas table styling ideas for 2020 – and it’s fair to say we’re obsessed with all of them.
Here she tells The Boutique Handbook how to create the perfect Christmas tablescape, whatever your chosen colour scheme.
Plan Your Space
Menu planning is crucial to all successful meals, but what can often be forgotten is space.
How big is your table, do you want all the food on the table, where will dishes sit? Make sure you plan your tablescape with the food in mind.
Decide on a colour scheme. Don’t limit yourself, but you don’t want to overwhelm either.
Choose three or four colours and layer them by using certain hues – such as gold or silver – as accents.
Flowers help with adding depth to the colour scheme. Always pick seasonal blooms. They will act as a gentle nod to the festive season.
Have Fun with Texture
Layer the table with tablecloths, napkins, runners, plates, decorations. Get creative!
Don’t be afraid to mix and match. This adds fun to the table and is where space planning is key.
Candles should always be on your table, but make sure you test them before you host. Some melt really fast and can end up looking messy. To ensure everything stays elegant, give them a trial run.
Adding handwritten placement cards will also make the meal extra special for your guests and take the stress away of where people are sitting once they arrive.
When it comes to Alina’s own Christmas table, she tells us: ‘I will be focusing on reds this year, keeping things quite classic, and using gold as an accent – such as shades of burgundy with gold cutlery.
‘Flowers will help to create colour depth, with Hypericum, Skimmia, Tulips, all in a deep red and claret.’
Limonsier creates bespoke dining experiences, which can be enjoyed in your own home. Each package comes with a private chef, waiting staff and Limonsier’s own table decorations.
All photos courtesy of Limonsier