In the run up to the big day, it can become very hectic and busy, so you want to be as prepared and ready for Christmas as possible. There are lots of things you can do to prepare yourself, and one of those things is to get your dining room into the festive spirit. You can guarantee that you’ll be hosting at least one dinner party over the festive period, even if it’s just Christmas dinner on the 25th, so it’s really important to ensure your dining room is prepped and ready to accommodate to you and your guests needs for a fabulous festive period.
It doesn’t matter how much you intend to decorate the room, there will always be a theme behind the décor you introduce. Having a décor scheme is really beneficial, as it helps you to keep the theme consistent throughout your dining area. There are so many beautiful ways to decorate your dining room for the festive period, from bunting hung from the dresser to the curtain rail, lots of gorgeous table arrangements and ornaments and of course, some delicate fairy lights to add a soft glow to the room. These festive touches will really help to capture the Christmas atmosphere and enhance your dining room, bringing it to life. Keeping your Christmas decorations consistent throughout your home enables the décor to flow smoothly, which results in a warm and welcoming feel that is perfect for inviting guests into your home.
Stock up & Freshen up
From cleaning all of your special occasion crockery, to doing your annual Christmas supermarket shop, it’s really important to think about what you need to stock up on for the festive season. Once the big day draws closer, you’ll find the shops start opening weird hours and more often than not, when they are open the shelves have been emptied by eager shoppers who left it all until the last minute! To make sure you don’t get caught out by leaving it too late, check your oak dresser, kitchen cabinets and sideboards to ensure you have everything you need from chutneys and sauces to roast potatoes and gravy! The last thing you want is to realise on Christmas day that you’ve forgotten the most important part of Christmas dinner! You’ll also find that the occasion crockery that you haven’t used since last year has been stored away in the sideboard, potentially gathering dust. To ensure everything is clean and ready for you and your guests to use, give the crockery a good wash before putting any of it to use.
The dining table is by far the main feature when it comes to Christmas dinner, so you want to make sure it’s a bold focal point within your dining room. Dressing the dining table at Christmas time is always such a wonderful thing to do, as it really helps you to get into the Christmas spirit and bring life to the room. With some gorgeous table decorations, including decorative Christmas crackers, stylish napkin rings, scented candles and a bold garland running down the centre, you can really create a gorgeous table look that will instantly bring the Christmas feel to your dining room. With a bold dining table ready to seat all of your wonderful guests, you can rest assured that you’ll have an amazing Christmas dinner with lots of festive spirit.
When you invite your friends and family over to your home for Christmas, you want to ensure they have the best experience possible. To really add to their visit, there are some lovely finishing touches to can make to your dining room. One of the best additions to the dining table is a little favour for each individual guest. These favours can be anything from joke inspired gifts, to something special to say thank you for coming! You could also look at adding a small name card to their place at the table, to add to the overall look and feel you’ve created. These sweet finishing touches will really enhance their experience and give them a Christmas to remember.