How To Make A Small Table Centrepiece For Christmas
Christmas is a time for celebration and fun, which is why glorious home styling is such an imperative part of it!
At Rockett St George, we love unique interiors and decorating through the seasons. So, as things start to get festive, we thought we'd chat to our lovely Co-Founder, Lucy St George to find out her top decorating tips and how she creates a stunning centrepiece for her table.
From unique crockery and napkins to adding accessories and the all-important centrepiece, there is so much that can be said for the Christmas table setting. Moreover, with Lucy's love for quirky interiors and a background in floristry, we thought who better to talk to than one of the experts! So, read below to discover how to make your festive dining area really stand out from the rest...
Setting The Table
Whether you have a quiet Christmas or invite the extended family over to celebrate, there is something so lovely about setting the table for the meal ahead. So, this year, why not take a look at Lucy's top picks for a boldly beautiful table setting that creates the wow factor.
Firstly, start with a table cloth or runner. I am using the divine Champagne Cotton Table Runner With Gold Trim. Then, simply place your plates on the table. My go-to plates for a dazzling table setting are the fabulous Faria Black Dinner Plates or the Winking Mona Lisa Dinner Plates for a dash of humour!
Next, lay down your napkins and cutlery. This year, I'm going for the simply glorious Champagne Cotton Napkins With Gold Trim and my all-time favourite Antique Black 4 Piece Cutlery Set. To keep your napkins arranged in a boldly beautiful and effortless way, use the Gold Leaf Napkin Ring for a hint of glamour. On top of this, don't forget about the Christmas Crackers! I will be using the Leopard Christmas Crackers, I just adore them.
Finally, one of the most important steps, in my opinion, the drinking vessels! To delight your guests and create a charming great gatsby feel, the Pikes At Rockett St George Champagne Cocktail Glass is a must-have for any small table centrepiece. I mean, this is the ultimate excuse to have a tipple in style isn't it?! On top of this, the Pikes At Rockett St George Traditional Faux Leather Bar Trunk On Castors is the ultimate choice for any party home paired with the Fern Leaf Palm Tree Style Ceiling Pendant Light hung low.
Adding adornments to your small table centrepiece is your next step. This is the difference between a simple dining area and one that screams Christmas festivities. So, let's see what Co-Founder Lucy St George likes to add to her table to make it the ultimate place for friends and family to gather...
Lucy St George Says...
I love this part, it's time to accessorise! There are so many fabulous ornamental pieces to add to the dining table, so don't be afraid to really let your imagination run wild! This year, I am setting the table with Christmas Decorations instead of place settings for each member of my family! This is a great way of personalising each place setting, wow your guests and gift them with something that they can treasure for years to come.
My place setting decorations will include the Red Lips With Cigarette, Bowie Inspired Christmas Tree Decoration, Merry Xmas Bitches Christmas Jumper, Gold Naughty Gnome, Green Glittered Leaf & Gold Leopard Print Stiletto Heel.
After that, for added twinkle drape the Silver Starburst Light Chain across the centre of the table. Then, place some Antique Gold Christmas Trees around to create varying heights within your display. Lastly, for added drama, include some quirky Candle Holders paired with your choice of chic Dinner Candle to bring an alluring glow to your space. I love the Serene Leopard Candle Holder, it's a rustic beauty with a beautiful antique allure.
Creating A Stunning Small Table Centrepiece
Creating a stunning small table Centrepiece is where Lucy St George comes into her own! Renowned for her outstanding floral displays all year round, Lucy knows how to make something subtle and stylish or all-out eccentric when it comes to a Christmas Centrepiece. So, read the steps below to see how you can do the same!
Lucy St George Says...
"Start with the vase! It's always great to have something amazing to place your flowers in so that your vase can be as eye-catching as the floral bouquet itself. For a totally quirky display, I am using an old favourite vase of mine. We have plenty of statement vases to choose from to make your display extra special! This year, I am going for ravishingly rich Christmas tones for my floral arrangement, a traditional scheme with a twist."
"Next, it's time to curate your Christmas floral arrangement! Simply start by placing the Faux Hydrangea In Rustic Red in your chosen vase. These fabulous Faux Hydrangea flowers come in a set of three full-bodied stems, they are the perfect starting point for your arrangement."
After that, I'm using two Sets Of 5 Gold Lotus Seed Heads, to add height and drama to the display. These naturally dried pods are great for adding sumptuous shape and elevating the glamour of your festive flowers. A hint of gold is a must, especially paired with rich red hues. So, dot these beauties around your arrangement evenly, filling all the gaps as you go.
"Now, for a leafy botanical edge, I am using the Burgundy Natural Eucalyptus Stems, which comes in a set of three. In a divine deep red with hints of purple, this dried eucalyptus is luscious and leafy, creating the illusion of movement. Moreover, these are a great juxtaposition against the straight lines of the seed heads. Split your three stems evenly through your display. Simply put one stem in the left, one in the middle and one in the right section of your vase."
"Lastly, using two sets of Hazelnut Dried Dahlia Flowers, I am popping these into my bouquet at varying heights. I like my show-stopping flowers such as the Dahlia to be in threes or fives to create a contrast with the rest of the arrangement. I always think that odd numbers are more natural and softer on the eye than an even symmetrical display. And there you have it...a glorious table centrepiece for all to adore!" - Lucy St George.
For A Daring Display...
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If the Christmas centrepiece wasn't enough, why not try our ultra marvellous Clamp-On Table Stand? Perfect for showcasing your decorative treasures through the seasons, this table stand will instantly elevate any festive table setting. For those who like to do something a little different with their Christmas display, this is the ideal accessory. Moreover, this is a brilliant activity for creative souls, setting your table apart from the rest on any occasion!
For more inspiration, visit our Christmas 2020 Pinterest Board!