Stylish Christmas dining ideas from Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley have put together 3 themes for festive dining which look gorgeous, so if you’re thinking of sprucing up your dining table this year, these accessories are guaranteed to look great, and last for many years. They have created some stunning table settings – glasses, table mats, table cloths and runners.

The first is ‘Calm’ with whites and creams set off with metallic trim accessories and mirrored placemats. It’s all very sophisticated and if your anything like me, a bit of a calming atmosphere around the Christmas dinner table will be most welcome!

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‘Refined’ has rich luxurious cranberry reds which work really well if you have a more traditional home, and if your dining table is in a darker wood. This candelabra will make a great centre piece for your table set off with red candles.

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Here’s something a bit different for Christmas, ‘Jolly’ is bright and cheerful, and would certainly make a fresh change on your home this year. This is one I think that the kids will love and would work really well if you are having a more informal gathering this year.

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Creating the perfect dining room for Christmas

Time to start thinking about this years festivities – there are lots of ways to create the perfect festive atmosphere in your home this Christmas, decorating your dining room and dining table for Christmas day doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are some simple ideas…

Personalise dining chairs with ribbons and evergreen foliage…

Create a simple table runner with a strip of fabric or use long lengths of red ribbon over a white table cloth.

Create a simple focal point for your table using flowers in dark reds and purples, mix these with some evergreen foliage from your garden to enhance the look…

Why not go for cool whites in your dining room and mix white with silver and a splash of green foliage.

Why not have your christmas tree in the dining room this year…