Dressing it up for the holidays
You’ve decorated your tree. There’s a wreath hanging on your door. The house is all lit up from the outside. All that’s left is for you to get the dinner table ready for the most awaited feast of the year.
It’s true when they say that Christmas should be all about families and friends getting together. May it be a simple dinner or a grand family reunion, everybody will surely gather together at the table for the most festive meals of the year.
This year, you can wow your guests by putting an additional sparkle on your Christmas dinner table. While the food is and will always will be the centerpiece, it would be extra nice if your dinner table is Instagram-ready, too.
Wilcon Depot has some eye-catching home accessories and housewares that will match your table design for this season. With your style and creativity, you can pull off a memorable Christmas dinner with your family. Here are some tips on how to create the perfect Christmas table.
Don’t leave it to the last minute. It’s best to dress the table the night before your guests arrive. You can dust off your special plates that you get to only use during Christmas. You can hunt down for missing cutlery and dust off wine glasses.
While you’re going the extra mile to serve your meals, think of a definitive color scheme or theme to make your table a cut above the rest. Start with a simple base: a plain cloth with simple runner will do. Then accentuate with a handful of tones. If you can’t decide on a color, pick the traditional setting such as red and green. If you can’t decide on a color scheme, go for organic and natural décor. Use earth colors and highlight with gold or silver tones.
Remember that you don’t need to spend much just to get the perfect centerpiece. Bigger doesn’t mean better. You can use last year’s décor if you want to put an extra sparkle on your table. Place them in clear glass vases to highlight these pretty accents. You can also lace it with candles of different colors or sizes. It is an easy yet effective way to bring in the Christmas magic.
Don’t forget the place cards and napkins. Handwritten place cards bring a personal touch. You could tie the name card to each cracker or write it on parchment paper with a glittery marker pen. As for table napkins, you can roll it up with a napkin ring. You can transform your napkins into fancy pockets for cutlery or an elf hat. Fortunately, you can find a tutorial online for quick and easy napkin know-hows.
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