This week was the bearer of good news that a family Christmas can happen come December. If that has got you thinking about your Christmas table, we have some tips to make this years table your best.
Paula Sutton, better known on Instagram as hillhousevintage has teamed up with Wayfair to share her hillhousevintage decoration tips to create a vintage-inspired Christmas table.
Paula Sutton has become famous on Instagram for her homes cottagecore aesthetic - the latest interior trend. To match her home she has created a retro country Christmas table setting.
'I had a nostalgic, slightly retro country Christmas in mind,' she explains. 'Greens, reds and golds, cocktails and vintage sparkle.'
Here are Paula's top tips to create the perfect Christmas table yourself.
Hillhousevintage decoration tips
1.Settle on a colour scheme first
'My advice would be to decide on your colour scheme first and once you have this the accessories can follow,' explains Paula. 'Napkins, plates, glassware and decorations can all be chosen with your palette of choice in mind.'
Denby Pomegranate Cast Iron: Was £83.25, Now £79.32
Get the look yourself with this pomegranate red cast iron dish by Denby. This is the perfect practical centre-piece to a festive table that you can use for stews and stuffing all winter long. It is currently 5 per cent off in the Wayfair sale. Buy now, and use year after year.
2.Keep your colours simple
'I advise sticking to a three colour combination so that it doesn’t feel too overwhelming,' adds Paula.
Red, green and gold were the colours that Paula used to tie her table and home together. You can break up the colour with a few neutral touches such as white plates and khaki napkins. But stick to the three colours for your main pieces.
Alpine 250ml Martini Glasses: Was £29.99, Now £26.99
If you enjoy serving up Christmas cocktails you can afford to be playful with your martini glasses. Especially considering the lovely Alpine glasses Paula styled on her bar cart are currently on sale with 10 per cent off. Choose from a festive red, or snowy silver depending on your colour scheme.
3.Be playful with your decorations
'Don’t forget that you don’t have to be too strict; the important thing is to be surrounded by treasures that you love and that bring you joy, after all, it’s meant to be the happiest time of the year,' says Paula.
If you are lucky enough to have a drinks trolley, laden it with festive cocktail glasses you return to each year. Or a playful cake standard that summons up memories of childhood Christmases.
Make this Christmas table your merriest yet.
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Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.
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