13. November 2012
Back in the day, people across the world didn't think too much about Christmas table decorations over the season. The tree was a big issue. However, when it came to the table, all energy had been used up decorating the tree, and guests were left with not much more than a shabby green and red table cloth.
A festive table cloth, sporting the traditional colors of the season, is all well and good, but one also has to have something, which is going to stand out and capture the attention of many.
Most people prefer to have a white table cloth because any color placed on top of this will create too much clutter. There are basic pointers that you have to stick to before thinking of any theme. You don't want a centerpiece in the middle of the table which is going to obstruct the view of anyone else. This can be really annoying.
Most people think of doing more than they should when it comes to Christmas table decorations, and this is the first mistake. If you go over the top, you are creating chaos. This may be difficult to control if you have a certain kind of personality, but in a case like this, it is a good idea to get the opinions of others. Positive criticism always helps.
Once you have your pure white table cloth laid down, you can start making a statement with other accessories, like wreaths and candles. Once you have your theme in mind, you can start shopping around for the right kind of Christmas table decorations. More and more people are finding that less is more, works a lot better, especially when it comes to the table. There is nothing worse than trying to serve food and attempt to place platters on the table, when you are trying not to bump any candles or beautiful vases over. It is important to think of the practical aspects as well.
You don't have to go out to a boutique store. In fact a lot of these goodies you can make yourself. You don't have to be the most creative or artistic person. It is a case of tying a ribbon around a name tag, accompanied by a small Chocolate wrapped in colorful paper. Something like this is not difficult to do, but it creates that extra touch and your guests will really appreciate this.
You may want to focus on something, which will add to the drama, instead of finding small ornaments to scatter around. This is where the centerpiece comes into play. This is your choice, but it will create a more homely atmosphere if you stick to natural materials, such as leaves underneath a wreath with candles and perhaps a couple of pine cones.
It's the little things that matter in life, so think of this when you are decorating. You may want to use gold and silver ribbon to tie around the cutlery. A bundle of cinnamon sticks tied in ribbon, not only looks good, but will give off a fantastic aroma.
If you can have fun at the same time, then your Christmas table decorations will really come to life.
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