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Top 10 tips for setting the perfect table this Christmas

Article by Homes to Love

If it’s inspiration you’re after, look no further than this gallery of table setting ideas just in time for the festive season

Top 10 tips for setting the perfect table this Christmas

  1. Choose a colour scheme and stick to it. Three colours is a good amount
  2. Forage for greenery to use as a centrepiece, whether it be cut flowers in a vase, sprigs of rosemary tied in a bundle, or small pots of flowers for a dose of colour
  3. Add a place name to each setting to make each guest feel special
  4. A tiny keepsake such as a Christmas cracker or a little gift is a nice addition to each place setting
  5. Placemats will anchor the setting and add interest and texture to the table. Add both a dinner plate and a side plate on top of the placemat
  6. Place utensils 2cm from the edge of the plate and line them up evenly. Utensils in the outermost position are used first (for example a soup spoon and a salad fork, then the dinner fork and the dinner knife)
  7. Always place the blade of the knife towards the plate
  8. Add drinking glasses and/or wine glasses to the top right of the place setting
  9. Mix and match – use different styles of crockery and glassware to create a distinct look
  10. Real linen napkins always add a sense of occasion

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