Dress up your home with these festive Christmas themes and decorations.
Celebrate Christmas in style with your nearest and dearest, since the current guidelines still restrict visits to five people – and perhaps eight in Phase 3. Even then, you can still have a joyous Christmas with these seasonal decorations, ranging from glamorous, classical to include more minimalist and natural options.
Nutcracker Themed Christmas
Take the classic red-and-green Christmas colours to the next level and infuse it with elements from the popular two-act Russian ballet The Nutcracker, all from Talking Tables, and available in Motherswork’s stores.
Dress up your dining table with this Botanical Nutcracker Table Runner in Red Glitter, the Botanical Holly Holly Wreath Print and Christmas Like There Is a Tomorrow Tree Napkins. Pair these with the Botanical Christmas, Berry and Santa or the Ho Ho Ho paper plates, and the Botanical Nutcracker Place cards. Entertain your guests with the plastic- free Nutcracker Luxury Eco Crackers. These contain Who am I? Cards for you to write on and challenge your friends and family. These crackers are fully recyclable.
Other party games include Bingo (from the Bingo Crackers), Christmas Trivia, a Christmas Entertainment Family Game Box and Off Piste Photo Booth. Additionally, this year, cute and useful party favours include reindeer and Santa face masks. Prices range from $6.80 to $34.90.
Navy and Metallics
For a more understated look this Christmas, pair navy blue with metallic or white accents that complement classic green, all-white, or classic snow-flocked Christmas tree. These can include navy and gold ornaments and ribbon.
Of course, for a cohesive theme, this should extend to the dining area as well, with a navy table runner accented with gold stars, placemats and napkins. For a touch of glam, add gold crackers, silverware and candles, perfect for an intimate Christmas dinner with family or friends.
Glitz and Glam
Elevate your celebrations with luxe touches of silver, gold and other metallics like rose gold. A large wreath with wintry foliage, poinsettias and gold ribbon, coupled with smaller trees and reindeer sculptures instantly gives your entryway a festive vibe. Other metallics you could try include champagne, pewter, platinum or soft pinks and creams.
For example, set the table with the porcelain-inspired paper plates of various sizes from Talking Tables, matching rose gold foil cups and napkins. Line the table with the Gold Berry Light. Other options include the Stars Scalloped Snowflake Napkins, Party Porcelain Crackers, and Rose Gold Scatter for maximum effect. Another benefit of using paper? Your little ones can help set the table without fear of breaking expensive dishes. Prices range from $8.90 to $38.90.
Committed to sustainability, Talking Tables is actively removing plastic used in their products and packaging, and focusing on producing products that can be recycled at home. Some paper tableware is also compostable at home.
Keep things simple when decorating for the holidays, especially if you don’t have the time or energy to spend decorating every corner of your home. Limit the decor to two focal points in your home, such as the living room and the dining table.
Less is more when it comes to this theme, so choose a handful of your favourite ornaments – whether store-bought or handmade – to put on the tree and stash the rest away. Change up your other home decor to reflect the season but try to ensure your home is as clutter-free as possible. Additionally, you don’t need a super tall tree for this theme – small ones work as well. This means your little ones can easily help decorate the tree without needing to climb on a ladder.
A Touch of Nature
Incorporate some natural elements into your home this Christmas. One such example is the Pampas Fleur Wreath from Urban Li’l, made of pampas and dried ruscus and accessorised with a ribbon. You can also add a personalised Family Plaque or choose seasonal greetings. Your child can also learn how to make this at Motherswork’s store here, or purchase the wreaths instore.
For your dining table, a few long sprigs of herbs like rosemary across a natural wooden table creates dramatic impact. Pair this with tea lights – we suggest battery operated to avoid any accidents. Complete the place settings with rolled napkins tied with twine and a sprig or two.