Pick simple accessories and embrace modern shapes
For those of us who love Christmas, it can be very easy to get carried away with decorating. Unfortunately, this can often create a cluttered and stuffy look and on a table it leaves little room for all the food! Having some glamorous pieces on your table looks great, but when trying to achieve a contemporary aesthetic it’s best to avoid overly ornate items and select tableware that’s sleek. If you want to add a bit of pizzazz, consider introducing some metallic details (gold cutlery and serveware looks great), crystal glassware and a few candles. The added bonus is that in avoiding going over-the-top you can save on costs too!
TIP: Adding name cards is an easy and affordable way to add a personal touch to your table and make the meal feel more special.
Opt for a fresh colour palette
While we all typically think of a traditional Christmas palette as red and green, it’s worth considering the other festive hues in the colour spectrum. For a more pared back and contemporary look, opt for less bold colours and stick to a softer, more muted palette, particularly for plateware. Selecting pieces like those from Royal Doulton’s Signature 1815 Collection will help you create a contemporary look while still bringing personality to the table. Their range features on-trend colours and is the perfect addition to any Christmas table on any budget because of its mix and match style!
Utilise Australian flora
Australia has so many beautiful plants that look exceptional on a modern Christmas table setting, particularly when used as a centrepiece. Eucalyptus leaves, Grevilleas and waratahs have a festive look to them and are some of our favourites.
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