Festive Table Styling Ideas

The summer holiday season is here along with the opportunity to entertain at home. Festive table styling is a fun activity and a chance to be creative. Whether curating a dining table, alfresco table or coffee table, these simple festive table styling tips will help tick all your boxes.

1. Tabletop accessories

Any festive table deserves a special touch. Tabletop accessories create eye-catching centre-pieces, ambient additions or stylish ways to serve. Avoid over-crowding and choose pieces that are practical and functional as well as attractive.

A champagne bucket will keep the bubbles chilling and in convenient reach; a tiered stand is ideal for serving canapés, appetizers or desserts; candlesticks add formality and atmospheric light; and a well-designed chopping board will go straight from the kitchen to the dining table.

2. Multi-tasking tables

The beauty of a well laid table is that it’s a place where friends, family and colleagues come together to enjoy good food, good wine and good company and be “festive” whatever the occasion.

For pre-dinner drinks, sectioned occasional tables offer individual spaces to lay out appetisers and festive touches. While easy-to-move occasional tables and mobile drinks trolleys add flexibility to your entertaining space. A rectangular or circular extendable dining table offers flexibility for seating groups of up to 10 people or more.

3. Comfortable seating

Whether it’s a long lunch, leisurely dinner or pre-dinner drinks be sure your guests are seated comfortably. Traditional dining chairs are ideal for a classically styled Christmas; or add contemporary dining chairs for a modern touch.

For space-saving convenience, design-forward stackable chairs are a must and the new generation of chairs, go to the next level in terms of style and comfort. Look for the warmth of rattan, the elegance of powder coated aluminium or the additional comfort of a seat cushion.

4. Light up the room

One final ingredient for the festive table is ambience, so you can create drama or elegance with a range of lighting options. Select a floor lamp, table lamp or pendant to cast light where needed and to turn up the style and festive atmosphere of the room. Floor and table lamps are ideal for lighting a space without directly lighting the table.

View DOMO’s festive table accessories and lighting here

Browse sectioned occasional tables and drinks trolleys here

Explore extendable tables and dining chairs here

Visit a DOMO showroom for more ideas about how to set the table for the festive season.