It’s the finishing touches that will take your Christmas dinner table from something special to full on festive magic. From velvet bow place settings to the fashion set’s favourite twisted candles and bundles of festive foliage, all the inspiration you need to curate the perfect Christmas tablescape is already on your phone. We’ve handpicked our favourite influencer Insta accounts who nail the dinner party aesthetic, from Alice Naylor-Leyland to Rosanna Falconer. Plus, scroll on for our edit of the chicest Christmas decorations to upgrade this season’s celebrations.

If there’s one person who’s taken tablescaping to the absolute max, it’s Alice Naylor-Leyland. The society girl became known for her incredible table set ups and impeccable taste in interiors ( and enviable wardrobe) but has turned that eye into a bonafide business. Mrs Alice, is a one-stop shop for everything you need to host the most stunning dinner parties, from candles to set to mood to dinner sets, glassware and charming decorations to bring it all to life. The Christmas collections are a mix of beautiful, traditional crockery mixed with fun and whimsical finishing touches little nutcrackers and pretty swans.

 

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Your Christmas table needn’t subscribe to the usual gold, red and green colour scheme. Instead, go for something softer that will work year-round so you can really invest in some key pieces to bring out time and time again. We love the way interiors brand Blithfield have curated this table with pretty pastels, inky blue chairs and a check tablecloth. The crackers and Christmas red candles bring a nod to the festivities.

Your Christmas table needn't subscribe to the usual gold, red and green colour scheme. Instead, go for something softer that will work year-round.

All Things Bright And BeautifulOver The Table Rod

Price: £49.95
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Fiona Leahy x Hand & Lock - The Olive Martini Bow

Price: £25
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Instagrammer Rosanna Falconer is no stranger to the tablescape, curating them for fashion brands but also the numerous dinner parties she hosts. Each one is a little different, and for Christmas, we love her pretty pastel colour palette. She does work to a few rules of thumb however: a pretty and rustic tumbling of flowers and foliage down the middle of the table, peppered with sweet tea-lights and longer stemmed candles to add a bit of drama. We also love her plump ribbon place settings which tie the whole look together and can be recreated super cheap by buying a roll of velvet ribbon from your local haberdashery.

For something more modern, influencer Liv Purvis brings a mid-century vibe to her understated table. Using a mix of mismatching crockery, just a few statement candles and a pretty tablecloth, she brings a homespun vibe to a special dinner.

A roll fo velvet ribbon from your local haberdashery is a cheap and easy way to make dramatic table settings.

Creative director and event designer Fiona Leahy has been curating table tops for some of the chicest events for over 15 years – her clients includes the likes of Smythson, Dior, Estée Lauder and Swarovksi. Take notes from her festive designs and centre the table with plenty of scented, rustic eucalyptus, pretty glass baubles as table settings, plump velvet bows for added charm and long-stemmed dramatic candles.

If Fiona’s tablescapes bring some fairytale magic to the big day, author and Instagram star Katherine Ormerod offers a more realistic look to the table. She uses mis-matching plates, a couple of well placed blooms and clashing candles for a look that feels cool and understated.

Take notes from Fiona Leahy's festive designs and centre the table with plenty of scented, rustic eucalyptus, pretty glass baubles as table settings, plump velvet bows for added charm and long-stemmed dramatic candles. 

Maison Margaux Fantastia Pink

Price: £58
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MacKenzie-ChildsDot Dinner Candles, Set of 2

Price: £29
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PAPIERAll The Timmings Place Cards

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