Winter is around the corner, which means it's time to get into the Christmas spirit (no, it's never too early). You may have already started to think about presents for loved ones and decorating your Christmas tree. But the planning of how you will set your dining table for the occasion is just as important. A standout dining table will make Christmas feel even more special and allows you to show off your creative skills. Here are some ideas on how to decorate your table for all your festive meals.

Nothing says traditional Christmas décor like a beautiful table runner. Make your table feel extra special this year by kicking off the arrangement with our Red Multi Stripe Hand-Knotted Fringe Table Runner.

Brighten your dinner table with an arrangement of tall candlesticks. This is a cost-effective and easy way to make your dining room feel more welcoming and sophisticated. You could also make a DIY Candle Lit Centrepiece. Make use of the old boxwood wreath you've held onto for too many years, place some short red candlesticks and some pine cones in the centre and you have yourself a beautiful centrepiece.

Use real pine cones and fresh flowers in your Christmas table décor to give off a cosy and subtle aroma. Cranberry pinecones are hugely popular this year and easy to achieve, simply spray-paint some cones in bright cranberry and display throughout the table. You can even extend the theme to other areas of the dining room and place greenery, candles and pinecones on your window sills. Hang a wreath on the window above it for the perfect finishing touch.

Make use of the glass vases in your house. They are versatile and timeless, making them a perfect addition to your dinner table this Christmas. The options here are endless. Add greenery and coloured candles for a festive centrepiece. Fill the glass container with nuts, pine cones, cinnamon sticks, faux cranberries, and dried citrus for something more woodsy. Alternatively, if your tree is already looking a little overcrowded (guilty), place ornaments and tinsel in a clear glass vase and make the table feel extra Christmassy.

Bring out those fancy plates. It will make each place setting feel that little bit more special.

If you want to go all out this year, don't stop at the table and adorn your dining table chairs with mini wreaths tied to the frames with some ribbon.

Invest in some quality napkins. A festive napkin ring is a great way to dress up your table and add an even more festive feel. A little napkin-work is also a great way to add holiday cheer to any table. Get creative with your napkins and fold them into triangle "trees" with name cards as "trunks" made from scrap paper or cardboard. Our Dinner Napkin Sets are pure 100% cotton and come in a variety of colours including the traditional Christmas colour pairing - red and green.

No holiday table is complete without fun Christmas crackers to open. Choose crackers that complement your holiday colour scheme and prepare to enjoy some quality wholesome Christmas entertainment during your meal.

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