Dressing Your Table Made Easy

Posted by Paula Nolan keogh on

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Many of you have asked for tablescape styling tips for every day dining and how to add that special touch for special occasions like Christmas.

We are not fans of fussy tablescapes but love ours to be practical as well as beautiful, so our advice would be to use what you have all year round and embellish the table to suit the occasion.

As with all our interior projects, dressing the table is no different. So, start with great neutral basics like linen tablecloths and napkins. These can be used every day & are easy to wash. You can build up a collection of napkins over time and add red ones to dress a Christmas table. There is no need to over invest in Christmas specific tableware. The trimmed napkin and tablecloth shown in the image below are perfect dining partners . 

Grey Linen NapkinGrey Linen Table Cloth
Linen Napkin & Table Cloth

A white dining set will always make a tablescape look special. Silver cutlery sets with bone handles and embellished details add a layer of antiquity and timeless feel to a space. See images below. 

            White Dining SetPearl Handle Cutlery Set

Florentine 18pc Dinner Set & Pearl Handle Cutlery Set

Group candles in various heights and group on trays to keep your table tidy. Unscented long burn candles are best as they don't interfere with the smell and taste of food. Candlelight adds ambience and elegance to a dining experience too. We love these rustic candles in frosty tones of grey and white.

                           Trays and Candles Table Setting Ideas

      You can shop Candles and Trays on our website 

Add some colour if it suits your style, with some gorgeous drinking glasses and choose from a huge range of glass candlesticks or colourful glass stem vases and bottles.

                                Green Candle HolderBlue Drinking Glassware

You can shop Candle Holder and Blue Drinking Glassware on our website


Add seasonal details like red napkins & simply add greenery, berries and flower stems for Christmas. Trays can be used to group drinks or style them with vases, candles and cutlery. 

             Red Napkin Rectangle Tray

 Whatever the occasion or style you choose, keep things simple, don't overthink it, have fun and enjoy your meal.

Blue Linen Napkin


Paula ​x 

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