Host an intimate dinner this Christmas with our easy and chic styling tips
The party season is upon us and we are sure there are unending invitations to several soirees. But if like us, you too don’t particularly enjoy jostling for space at these dos, we suggest setting a new standard with an intimate dinner party for your closest folks. After all, what better way to spend your holidays than catching up over good food, better wine and fabulous conversations?
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Monochromes work brilliantly for an intimate setup. Make sure you play with patterns and textures. For example, if you use a solid coloured table cover, break it with a printed runner. Use coloured votives for candles, or candles in similar shades to maintain continuity. You can put the Christmas baubles to good use by making a simple yet stunning DIY chandelier. (Make a Christmassy chandelier with our DIY video) Instead of individual place settings, you can pile up the serveware and napkins at one end of the table freeing up the space to set up your food.
If you are not one for fussy table settings, then go minimal like this one. You can pair whites with greys and opt for simple clear glassware. Make sure you incorporate softer textures like faux fur or wool; else you may run the risk of it appearing impersonal. Introduce fresh twigs or tiny flowers on your place setting for a touch of freshness.