Create the perfect Christmas table setting with a little help from Farnham's Freelance Soft Furnishings
13th November 2014
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Freelance Soft Furnishings know how important a traditional Christmas dinner is to many of us but hosting the perfect event can be stressful. So if you are entertaining over the Christmas period and want to create a welcoming atmosphere where guests can relax and feel festive, we have some simple tips to lay the perfect Christmas table. Whether you're entertaining four or fourteen diners, with a little planning, setting up your special Christmas table will be a simple task with stunning results that will wow everyone -  then you can concentrate on cooking up the perfect meal!
 
Decide on your colour scheme or theme
 
Traditional
You may be imagining red, gold and green accessorised with pine cones, holly and ivy but for a  
casual, cheerful Christmas table using any brightly coloured décor will appeal to all ages.
 
Sophisticated
Stick to white linens and and a plain dinner service for a stylish look. Glamorize with silver crackers and baubles along with plenty of elegant glassware and you will be sure to impress. 
 
Rustic
For a relaxed Christmas table setting, a simple table runner will lift the festive spirit while traditional wreaths will add a cosy tone. Create an intimate rustic look using natural materials; wood, linens and candles. Red contrasting with hessian can look stunning.
 
Dramatic
For a bold and dramatic look choose pink and purple or black and metallics to create a modern feel with a twist of glitz and glamour. Mix up patterns and textures for interest and pop jewelled decorations amongst place settings.
 
Now that your creative juices are flowing, you can save lots of money by making your own table linen as well as handmade centerpieces and table decorations. And, as we have explained it doesn't have to be all about Santas and Christmas trees. Pop into Farnham's Freelance Soft Furnishings and see for yourself how mixing and matching different prints, textures and trimmings can help you create the wow factor on Christmas day. (We do of course have a range of festive prints too.)
 
Remember that sometimes less is more and be sure to leave plenty of room on your table for your meal!
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