3 Inspiring Tablescapes For Christmas

3 Inspiring Tablescapes For Christmas Central West Mums Christmas Tablescape – Classic traditional with a modern spin. Credit: Styling by Minikin

Are you seeking inspiration for your Christmas table?

Central West Mums engaged local stylist Belinda Grinter from Styling By Minikin on the key elements to make your table fun and special. Belinda shares three themes, so take inspiration and design your own.

Go Bold with colour and pattern tablescape

Central West Mums Credit: Styling By Minikin

  • Colour – Be bold and mix patterns and colours. Have fun with it!
  • The key is to use three main colours in abundance and repetitively; Belinda used orange, red and green as the hero colours featured here. Mixing whatever you have at home; florals, stripes, and checks can all work. Each item used has that colour or has those colours in their pattern.
  • Tips: Incorporate elements of Christmas around the table to create abundance and complete the theme. Source items from local places accessible to you. Featured image includes ginger star biscuits from Coles, gold bells tied to the napkin, ceramic green trees from Eclectic store,Orange look like Christmas trees and finish the look with a few scattered mini-Christmas baubles around the table.
  • Casual settings still require some extra touches; perhaps tie napkins at one end which will also show off the cute graphics on the plates sourced from the Essential Ingredient. Substitute glass items for stylish acrylic decor for the outdoors.
  • Add some height to the table by arranging some coloured leaves and flowers from your garden in a vase. Tip: Position items with height or larger items off centre; including larger platters.

Classic traditional with a modern spin

Central West Mums – Classic traditional with a modern spin. Credit: Styling By Minikin

Celebrate the country Christmas 

CWM Celebrate the country Xmas. Credit: Styling By Minikin

  • Most of us all own a set of simple white plates, because they work well with almost anything. You can use that as your starting point or go for something more celebratory. Belinda has chosen these beautiful scalloped plates and paired them with some country checks from The Essential Ingredient.
  • Bring the garden inside. Decorate with natives like gum leaves, gum-nuts, leaves and flowers. Include your dominant colour; in this case red in your foliage. Our stylist used faux gum leaves and flowers from Mary & Tex.
  • Tip: As a kid-friendly option, swap out a tablecloth and use a roll of brown paper from Officeworks or a super dollar shop. Keep the kids at the table longer by including a cup of crayons from Officeworks. This also serves well for BBQ and outdoor meals.
  • Scatter candles with different sizes and heights amongst the foliage, and of course never leave open flames unattended.
  • We love the festive wreaths from Hawkes General Store as your tabletop isn’t your only canvas, don’t forget about your walls.

From our family to yours, wishing you a safe and happy festive Christmas. We hope that some of the ideas from our table make it to yours. Shop local this Christmas!