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.
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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.
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.
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.
For the other half of the table I bought a gold-rimmed vase from eBay that I also filled with baubles and pine cones.
For 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.
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 was from Rocket St George at £6. I also used tapered tall candles as part of my centrepiece which you can see above.
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.
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.
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.
If you want more ideas for decorating your home at Christmas, then take a look at my fireplace decorations.
I 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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