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Table talk: Christmas styling inspiration from Table Art

If you’re looking for a way to impress your family and friends {aka show off} with your table styling skills, read on.

Working with clever creatives and event industry experts on a daily basis, we knew exactly who to ask for Christmas table inspiration!

Our friends at Table Art shared their tips with us on how to make this year’s Christmas table a stand out.

Here’s what they had to say…


Red and green, of course

You’ve decked the halls and dressed the tree with baubles and lights. Now it’s time to style your table for Christmas lunch.

Do you love the look of traditional red and green? So do we. The best part is that it can be interpreted in so many ways to achieve a look that perfectly matches your home and your style. For a modern Australian twist, you can use springs of rosemary tied into a mini wreath with a place card for each guest.

Hot tip! If you’re using any kind of foliage or greenery, store it in the fridge to keep it fresh.

Planning an outdoor Christmas lunch?

While our neighbours in the northern hemisphere are dreaming of a white Christmas, we’re slapping on the sunscreen and getting ready to celebrate in the heat! Take advantage of the sunshine and enjoy Christmas lunch in the great outdoors this year. Our gorgeous Apple Stripe linen hire works perfectly as the base for a fresh and summery table setting. Simply add some white flowers and green foliage, and you’re done!

Hosting a more formal dinner?

Prefer sitting down to a beautiful table setting for a formal dinner on Christmas night? Then think royal blue and navy.

These decadent shades create a truly luxurious setting. Add some tall tapered candles, some beautiful florals, and layered crockery for a gorgeous formal setting. 

Don’t overcrowd your table

We suggest doing a bit of a ‘test run’ in advance. No need to set up the whole table, but you might like to lay your table linen and set up a few place settings with crockery, glassware, and cutlery. Then, add your styling accessories, whether that be place cards, vases, candles, or other Christmas decor like bonbons. This way you’ll be able to immediately see if the table is too crowded, and will save you stress (and frantic rearranging!) come Christmas Day.

While we’re on it, we suggest laying out your table on Christmas Eve, rather than the next morning. Not only will you be prepared and be able to relax come Christmas morning, but you’ll also avoid the panic of realising you’re a chair short! 

It’s not too late to hire table linen this Christmas!

The big man in red hasn’t left the North Pole just yet, so there’s still time to hire table linen and create a stunning setting for your Christmas lunch or dinner!

For last minute linen hire this festive season, call the table styling experts at Table Art on 03 9813 2851.