There are many ways to decorate your dinner table during the festive season that gives off an aura of warmth during the coldest winter months that will not only please you, but your guests for Christmas, too. Decorating your home sets the tone for the most important gathering all year, especially when gathered around the table with friends and family. For that magical seasonal feeling, try these gorgeous festive table decoration ideas for Christmas.
Setting The Tone
It wouldn't be Christmas if we didn't choose the appropriate colors to use for our tablecloths and napkins. These colors must be inviting and must be a contrast to the cold weather in order to exude warmth despite the obviously chilly weather. Use the appropriate warm colors such as nice muted berry shades that don't overpower your home, lines with gold trim at the center to accentuate it, Make sure it matches with your seats and your plates and all other implements to avoid a clash.
Do It Yourself Christmas Crackers
Christmas crackers are pieces of decor that hold a small surprise inside, you can even choose to place a joke inside to have the whole table erupt in laughter. Christmas crackers can be handmade by rolling up a square of cardboard over your surprise gift and wrapping that roll in a nice piece of crepe paper. If you don't feel like driving to the craft store, you can easily cut out fabric from an old shirt that has potential to be used for decorative purposes. You can choose to sew it into the square of cardboard, or to make things easier, use a thin layer of super strength glue. Tie both ends securely with thin pieces of fabric or bow, and you've got yourself your own Christmas crackers.
You don't want your guests to ever go through a dry spell, especially while you are all conversing about the most important things currently occurring this Chistmas. Have a drink station nearby at the center of the table or nearby at one end, completely equipped with pitchers of different flavors and a good sized bucket of ice. You might think that placing them at one end of the table may defeat the purpose of having it accessible to everyone, but in fact, it actually increases interaction between both ends of the table. If you don't want clutter around your dinner table, hen establish a drinks bar nearby separate from the table.
Using real fruits and flowers on your table is an easy way to decorate your table and add warmth using plump red apples or colorful newly picked flowers that can act as small accents either at the center of the table or peppered around the table. They can be placed in nicely decorated ceramic bowls or placed along the table lining. Instead of placing excessive garish accents that are made of plastic or inauthentic items, just use fruits or flowers as cheaper and authentic alternatives.
All Natural Statement
You can create a winter wonderland forest inside your home by utilizing flowers of any kind, really. Pick out flowers that have a muted and warm tonality. Ones of deep violet or a deep berry red, then incorporate Christmas colors such as gold or silver. you can do this by dipping smaller flowers into paint and letting them dry as you place them around one another with spaces in between. Afterwards, we bind these flowers together with craft wire, then wrap them around a crepe paper covered hula hoop, or just a thick length of round metal. Hang this on a wall that frames the dinner table.