Some decorative ideas for a memorable Christmas dinner.
Besides great food, your table needs a special aesthetic touch as well – so we curated these five indispensable décor elements for your dining table to make for an unforgettable Christmas feast.
Herbs & Spices
One of the most powerful ways of setting people up for a particular frame of mind is through the sense of smell – and an immersive Christmas dinner experience simply requires the scent of traditional herbs and spices to accompany a spread of warm food. To put some of that Christmas spirit in the air and into the hearts and minds of your dinner guests, simply scatter some dried and fresh varieties of citrus fruits, cinnamon, clove, star anise, nutmeg, ginger, rosemary, sage, mint, lavender, or chamomile, all around the table.
The banquet table is a stage of its own, so you could make use of that extra space by giving diners a spectacle to gaze upon while enjoying their food. Christmas table garlands could be composed from cut branches of conifers, or – as temperate evergreens are sometimes difficult to acquire in the tropics – some freshly cut herbs (such as rosemary, mint, lavender, and chamomile) could be assembled to add a splash of colour to your table and gift the dining space with an enchanting scent.
Candles have the ability to make any space look divine. Simply arrange candles of different sizes to add more depth to your table and imbue your dining space with a calm and cosy ambience. Candles of different sizes provide enigmatic glows at various heights and radiate a cosy warmth like a fireplace would when the lights are turned down.
Wreaths on Chairs
Wreaths are symbolic of the season and a necessary element of Christmas – and they certainly make for perfect pieces of decor when placed on the back of any kind of chair. You could make the wreaths on your own, or you could purchase them in most shopping malls. If you plan on making your own, here’s a tutorial on how to create a beautiful Christmas wreath.
An uncomplicated and elegant way of beautifying your dishes is to wrap a pretty looking bow around cutlery or napkins – using twine for simplicity or a wide ribbon for a dash of grandeur.
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