Interior designer’s tips to style your Christmas table for festive wow factor

Trilogy Furniture interior designer Dorien Copejans with a beautifully styled table at the Claremont store.
Trilogy Furniture interior designer Dorien Copejans with a beautifully styled table at the Claremont store.

WHETHER you’re hosting an intimate Christmas Eve feast or a Christmas Day sit-down lunch, a beautifully styled table is sure to bring the festive wow factor.

Choosing a colour scheme is the first step to decorating a table, says Trilogy Furniture interior designer Dorien Copejans, who recommends a palette of two to three colours and continuing the scheme throughout the home, including the Christmas tree and even the wrapping paper.

This not only looks most effective but creates a sense of harmony and unity in the house.

“Colour coordinating your tablescape together with your tree and presents always looks sophisticated and less cluttered,’’ she said.

“Make a festive statement using Christmas decorative pieces that match your tableware and glassware.

“Drape garlands or wreaths with beautiful candelabras across the table as your centrepieces.”

If you don’t have enough table space, Ms Copejans suggests hanging branches and decorations from the ceiling above your dining table to create a dramatic look.

White, ivory, gold and natural greenery are in this season, while clutter is out.

“Layering your table with linens, dinnerware and glassware will definitely make the occasion more glamorous,’’ Ms Copejans said.

Bon-bons add a fun element to the table and are something the whole family can enjoy.

This year, Trilogy Furniture has been transformed into a sophisticated festive wonderland, with stunning handcrafted decorations from Belgium that are timeless and exclusive to the Claremont store.

“The items this year are larger statement pieces as well as ‘collector’ keepsakes,’’ Ms Copejans said.

“All of these pieces are timeless and handcrafted by an extensive design team with each being uniquely different from the other.”