This will be the fourth year running we’ll be having the family Christmas dinner at our house. Andy does most of the cooking so I get on with making everything look pretty. As our kitchen is accented with primary and secondary colours which was inspired by our dining chairs, I like to add some colour to my Christmas table setting and have a red and purple theme with some gold and silver thrown in to add some glitz. So read on for my recipe to create a glam colour Christmas table setting.

Glam Colour Christmas Table Setting

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1. Choose a Colour Scheme

My colour scheme is red, purple, gold and silver. I chose dark purple chargers and red napkins, which I folded into a lotus flower shape. You can see a tutorial on how to fold them here. I sat a gold pine cone in the cup of the flower, and the scales of the cone were ideal to hold name cards which I printed and cut out from card.

Name Card Place

I topped the chargers with plain white embossed dinner plates and these gorgeous small plates of various designs with a glam gold edging that I bought from H&M last year. My wine glasses also followed the colour scheme with their lovely chunky red stems.

Name Setting

 2. Add some Christmas Themed Decorations

I love this Christmas tree jar that I filled with baubles and pine cones which fit in with my colour scheme.

Christmas Tree Jar

Christmas Place Setting

For the other half of the table I bought a gold-rimmed vase from eBay that I also filled with baubles and pine cones.

Gold Rim Christmas VaseFor the table centrepiece I displayed three different gold candle holders which I bought from H&M last year, on a glass cake stand. I then surrounded them with a ring of baubles and pine cones that I created by bending a wire coat hanger into a circle and sticking the decorations to it using a hot glue gun.

Candlestick Holders

Table Centrepiece

3. Layer with Candles for a Festive Glow

I added some warmth and cosiness to the table with apple and pear candles which I also got from H&M last year. The apple one in gold is still available now. The black lace table runner you can also see in the pic below is a new addition to my table setting this year, and it’s actually plastic (even though it doesn’t look it). This is unfortunately no longer available. I also used tapered tall candles as part of my centrepiece which you can see above.

Black lace table runner

4. Embellish with Glitter, Glitz, and Metallics

The baubles I chose had a mixture of glitter and metallic finishes, and the pine cones, I sprayed with gold and silver spray paint. I bought all of these from my local charity shop for a few pounds.

Glam Christmas Table Setting

Some of my accents are gold and silver metallics, like these cute *gold pineapple salt and pepper shakers which were from Amazon and can be used all year round, but I thought they would be perfect for a Christmas table.

Gold Pineapple Salt and Pepper Shakers

Create a Glam Colour Christmas Table Setting

5. Create Balance with some Rustic Touches

To create some balance I finished off with a couple of rustic touches by adding brown paper crackers which also followed the red theme, and sprigs of eucalyptus that I cut from the garden.

Christmas CrackerEucalyptus Table DecorationIf you want more ideas for decorating your home at Christmas, then take a look at my fireplace decorations.

Glam Colour Christmas Table SettingI hope you get some inspiration from my glam colour Christmas table setting and enjoy decorating your festive table this year, and I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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