You felt sure you were going to be 100% prepared for Christmas this year. In your head the scene was perfect; continuous laughter was shared between family and friends, and there were looks of joy when that wrapping paper was torn off in abandon. All that bliss changed, however, when December reared its ominous head and you started to panic.
If it’s your turn to be the ‘hostess with the mostess’ this year, then the stress is all worth it if you receive compliments throughout the day whether it’s about your succulent roasties or the sparkly dress you ‘just threw on’. And having the perfect dining room is essential to a successful Christmas Day too. Take a look at some of our top products to ensure your dining table will do nothing but impress…
There’s nothing better than a cohesive dining table. Make sure all your plates, placemats, coasters and cutlery match. You can opt for something simple yet stylish like the 8-piece Faux Leather Placemat and Coaster Set which comes in black, cappuccino, red and white. The Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen 12-piece Llouis Porcelain Dinner Set is another great choice. We have lots of luxury cutlery sets too like the Amefa Monogram Sure 32-piece Cutlery Set; a pleasing-to-the-eye set that boasts a ten year guarantee. And you can be sure that many will be enjoying a festive drink or two, so opt for the Swan Conical Wine Glasses (4 pack). These wine glasses come in a range of colours and the red design is particularly Christmassy.
Once you’ve got those essentials, everything else is just decoration. Tablecloths not only offer protection for your table when there’s twelve people passing food and drink around like there’s no tomorrow, but they can really bring everything together too. The Polka Dot Tablecloth would look lovely or – if you’re more into practicality – the JML Magic Tablecloth features a stain-repelling power embedded into the fabric, while Spillguard technology forms an impenetrable barrier that prevents liquids seeping into the cloth too.
To end on a festive flourish, put some Mercury Glass Tea Lights (3 pack) around the table, and everyone knows that 300 Static Christmas Fairy Lights will turn your once-regular dining room into a lovely grotto. If you’re blessed with a chandelier or something central to your room, try hanging decorations or baubles like the Tartan Christmas Tree Decorations (6 pack) from them.