When it comes to up-styling your home or decorating a celebratory table this Christmas, Mum Central is here to help you harness your inner interior decorator.
With gorgeous products from dusk and a few simple rules you’ll fast be the talk of the town with your stylish, festive flair!
Here’s our domestic-goddess cheat sheet to nailing Christmas 2016!
1. Creating a WOW-FACTOR Christmas Table
If you’ve flicked through the glossy magazines and felt overwhelmed at the gorgeous, styled festive tables – don’t be! Creating a stunning display is simple with a few basic rules:
- Use a collection of similar-but-different items to tell a story
- Use height to achieve the wow factor
- Arrange your items using an imaginary line that starts from the highest part of your centrepiece to the length-ways end of the table
- Your items do not need to be identical but buying in pairs allows for easy symmetry and overall repetition builds a stronger, more stylish look
Your Christmas table should reflect the mood of your party and your crowd. Mum Central has worked exclusively with dusk to share with you two gorgeous yet totally different concepts to inspire your own festive table creativity!
STYLE 1: The Traditional Luxe Table (Glamorous)
When it comes to Christmas there’s never too much opulence or luxury! This fit-for-a-queen table is far easier to achieve that it looks.
The adorned branches provide the height that makes a grand statement. The beautiful glassware in two shades provides visual depth and interesting shapes.
Candles provide a warm, golden glow – be sure to light them day or night!
How to get this look: Gold Sequin Fabric from Spotlight, branches from the garden – any kind will do, gold baubles from Kmart. Gold & Silver Bon Bons from dusk $49.99, Snowflake Gold Tealight Bauble from dusk $14.99, Glitter Ribbons Tealight Bauble from dusk $14.99, Alessa Gold Glass Pillar Candle Sticks from dusk Large $29.99 and Small $24.99, Natalie Gold Dome Small from dusk $39.99, similar Table Mats from House $5.99 each or Kmart $2 each and gold sprig plate decoration similar from Koch $5.74 each.
STYLE 2: The Tropical Alfresco Table (Summer Fun)
Australians delight in outdoor living and for Christmas entertaining there’s nothing more relaxed than celebrating alfresco!
Perfect for it’s easy vibe, the fact the kids can sneak off to play and the ideal-for-a-cocktail temperatures, we so love casual Christmas!
Of course, casual need not mean without style and this tropical table brings all the right fun, fabulous, flair without traditional fuss!
How to get this look: Colourful table runner is fabric from Spotlight, centre piece phalaenopsis orchid created from living stock at Bunnings, you can however order from Fresh Flowers or many homewares stores offer silk ones, footed cake plate risers from Kmart $7 each, Merry Chrissy Tealight Holders (pink, yellow, jade) from dusk $7.99 each, Joy Glass tealight holders from dusk large $14.99 and small $9.99, Boxed Candles ‘Merry Chrissy’ and featured on cake plate (lids removed) from dusk $29.99 each (Fruit Trifle, Cool Ocean Breeze, Bushwalking), Pineapple Novelty Candle from dusk $19.99 each, Jolly White Tealight Lantern from dusk $9.99, White Christmas Tree Lantern $39.99.
When it comes to creating a Christmas table there are so many gorgeous options. The most important thing is that your table is host to laughter, love and creating the most beautiful family memories. Happy feasting!
Inspired to create a stylish table for your home this Christmas? We’ve two fabulous dusk hampers to giveaway, click on through to enter!
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