Hosting Christmas this year? Nail your table settings with these beautiful accoutrements

Christmas hosts, take note. There’s nothing quite like a poorly dressed table to disrupt the flow of a festive family meal — and nothing like a well-dressed one to help create the perfect atmosphere. So, when considering how your Christmas celebrations will come together this year, be sure to consult our guide on the very best accoutrements guaranteed to impress even the most discerning guests.

From whimsical garden parties to tasteful, traditional feasts to Christmas dinners served al fresco, we’ve rounded up a vast and varied selection of exceptional products that will ensure Christmas table settings that are nothing less than perfect. 

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Setting Style
Garden Party

Make like Alice this Christmas and turn your breakfast, lunch or dinner into a whimsical affair with a table setting sure to stand out. To conjure an entirely magical place, pair less traditional hues of green and red with shocks of pink, pale blues, sunshine yellow and a hint of orange. Intricately printed tableware should take pride of place, alongside block-coloured accents to ensure modernity — here, unique shapes will be a welcome addition. Abundance is key, so go big with florals (and food, of course), layer tableware and glassware, and keep the champagne flowing from dusk till dawn.

Ginori 1735 Tableware from Faradays
Ginori 1735 Crystal Pitcher from Faradays
Ginori 1735 Soup Plate from Faradays
Teapot from Tiffany & Co.
Loewe Outdoor Candle from Faradays
Ginori 1735 Candleholder from Faradays
Ginori 1735 Tea Cup from Faradays
Maison Balzac Wine Glass from Commercial Bay
Ginori 1735 Desert Plate from Faradays
Ginori 1735 Coffee Cups & Saucers from Faradays
Maison Margaux Napkins & Placemats from Net-A-Porter
Anémone Tray from The Studio of Tableware
Audubon Plate from Tiffany & Co.
Setting Style
Al Fresco

Embrace the informality of al fresco dining this Christmas and take your festive feast outdoors. To create a relaxed but decidedly elevated environment that is sure to impress, look to bright colours, patterns, mix-and-match tableware and an abundance of sharing platters. Dinnerware here should be anything but boring — think fun motifs, text, prints and unexpected colour pairings, and when it comes to your centrepiece, colour is your best friend. Mix things up with vibrant florals in mismatched shapes and sizes paired with fresh summer fruits, brightly-hued Christmas crackers, fun flutes and a collection of candles.

In The Round House Tableware from Commercial Bay
Lobster Platter from Commercial Bay
Striped Linen Napkins from Net-A-Porter
Fazeek Coupe Glass Set from Ssense
Linear Cutlery Set from The Studio of Tableware
Ginori 1735 Dinner Plate from Faradays
Resin Rock Jug from Commercial Bay
Prego Plate from Commercial Bay
Loewe Wax Candleholder from Faradays
Ginori 1735 Mug from Faradays
Scalloped Placemat Set from Commercial Bay
Ginori 1735 Dinner Plate Set from Faradays
Oyster Fork Set from The Studio of Tableware
Setting Style
Festive & Traditional

For those who begin counting down to Christmas on December 26th, there’s simply no other option than to lean in wholeheartedly to traditional festive decor — and table settings are no exception. Here, it’s opulence that takes centre stage, where perfectly polished silver pairs with deep red and emerald green tableware, crystal glassware brims with champagne, trifles are layered into footed bowls, and pillar candles burn long into the evening. Traditional foliage should act as a base for your centrepiece, and as is such at this time of year, excess in every sense is encouraged — pile the table high with platters, decanters, exceptional glassware and china. The more the merrier, we say.

Christofle Tableware from The Studio of Tableware
DiVino Red Wine Glass Set from The Studio of Tableware
Mood Asia Cutlery Set In Egg from The Studio of Tableware
Loewe Wax Candleholder from Faradays
Ginori 1735 Soup Plates from Faradays
Jardin D’Eden Tiered Stand from The Studio of Tableware
Ginori 1735 Dinner Plate from Faradays
Vertigo Snack Dish from The Studio of Tableware
Maison Balzac Wine Glasses from Commercial Bay
Mood Asia Tray & Dishes from The Studio of Tableware
Ginori 1735 Crystal Flutes from Faradays
Ginori 1735 Labirinto Mug from Faradays
Isla Trifle Bowl from The Studio of Tableware


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