Tis the season to go crazy with decorations – here are some ideas for dressing up your table for Christmas lunch or dinner!

While your tree might be up and your Christmas lights hung, have you begun preparations for your Christmas Day table yet? Villeroy & Boch marketing manager MaryAnne Fesq offers tips on how to dress the home with seasonal pieces and themed colour…

Build the theme with festive highlights

Dress-up everyday tableware with highlights of Christmas colour. Try laying white dinner plates with coloured side plates, glassware or napery. Adding Christmas themed pieces is another way to spread Christmas cheer.

Take hanging ornaments beyond the Christmas tree

Carry festivity throughout the home by hanging ornaments from door knobs and curtain rails or to dress windows. Tree ornaments are also a delightful way to personalise a place setting for Christmas lunch.

Invest in a beautiful feature ornament

Classic porcelain ornaments such as those in the Villeroy & Boch Nostalgic Dreams and Fairytale Park collections create a real sense of festivity, with the option to use candles or tea lights to illuminate the scene for a twinkling Christmas Eve.

Create a Christmas vignette

Arrange a collection of ornaments, baubles, candles and old photographs on a mantle or sideboard to give a personal touch to Christmas decorating. Try grouping items based on a colour or theme.

Try a non-traditional colour scheme

If choosing a non-traditional colour scheme the key is to stick with two or four colours. Carry the theme throughout the home with glittering baubles, garlands and ribbons in coordinating colours.

There’s always ways to reinvent your decorating for Christmas – here are our tips for more unique Christmas table decorations!

Go rustic

All about natural, earthy items, rustic decor adds a beautiful authenticity to your decorations. Focus on handmade pieces and feature natural elements like pine cones and hessian to add that boutique feel to your Christmas.

Kids corner

Use their drawings and crafts to decorate your table to really personalise your day! Encourage them to help make ornaments and artworks for individual guests.

Lighten the mood

Print out funny photos of guests and use as placecards or even placemats, include personalised jokes in Christmas crackers and use notes specific to each guest as decorative pieces. It will get everyone laughing and chatting and can be a great icebreaker if you’re sharing Christmas with new faces this year.

How are you decorating your table this year? Let us know what special touches you plan to add!