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Natural Christmas Table Decor Inspiration

With the crazy, uncertain year we've had, I'm sure many who celebrate Christmas will want to make this one extra special. If anything, the pandemic has taught us what's truly valuable in life - To appreciate what we have and more importantly who we have around us. I don't know about you but I always get that warm feeling when gathering around the dining table with loved ones. It's a special time to enjoy good food and good company. For me, Christmas also means creative time. I just love creating tablescapes, any excuse to make something look pretty! This year I've planned the Christmas table way ahead of time and I'm hoping this post inspires you to create your own...

I've designed a non traditional Christmas tablescape with a combination of old and new dinnerware/home decor pieces. Last year I had a bit of an orange theme going on, but this year it's white and natural with a hint of gold. Shopping list as follows:


SHOPPING LIST

H&M Home champagne saucers - They are a cheeky copy of these Ferm Living ones!

Cooee tall candlesticks, short candlesticks and tealights [press samples]

IKEA FLITIGHET large plates

H&M Home gold rim ceramic small plates

H&M Home gold cutlery

Urbanara natural linen tablecloth

Dried plants/flowers - I came across UK store, Little Deer recently. You can also get dried plants at Cooee

Wilko white satin spray paint (for the dried ferns)

DIY CENTERPIECE

I created a wintery, dried floral arrangement - A focal point for the table. I’m no floral expert by the way so I totally winged it - I made the arrangement using my creative eye and a bit of Pinterest inspiration of course. Here's a super quick how to:


1. Gather your desired plants together - I used Pampas grass, dried Lunaria, foraged dried Fern spray painted white, foraged leaves oh and a couple of twigs!

2 . Place taller/larger plants in your vase first, you may need to trim the stems down. I started with the Pampas Grass.

3. Fill in the gaps with shorter plants and 'faff' until it looks alright, et voilà! - If in doubt, YouTube!


I hope I've shown you that you can create a new tablescape by mixing your existing home decor/dinnerware with some new pieces or by simply adding a natural touch, in this case using dried plants.


Styling and photography by Melissa Selmin. See more of my styling work here and follow me on Instagram for the latest.

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