If you’re anything like us, you’ll be looking forward to Christmas celebrations more this year than ever before. Completely understandable! Since so many of us will be spending the holiday season here in HK, it’s an ideal time to go to town on the festive décor in our homes. As the Indigo team says, it’s all about celebrating and being grateful for those around us and the moments we have together. So, here’s their easy-peasy guide to setting up a perfectly festive Christmas table setting. (Dare we say, Yule thank us for it…)
#1 Decide on a Theme
Every momentous Christmas feast begins with a stunning table-scape. Whether you’re going for the classic red and green pairing or a contemporary setting, pick a theme that you can go all out with!
#2 Gather Your Supplies
Plan ahead and figure out all the pieces you need – think gleaming ornaments, celebratory linens, modern vases and other eye-catching festive décor.
#3 Organise Your Linen
Generally speaking, a crisp white linen table-runner will do. But if you’re looking to up the ante this year, go for one with subtle prints on it.
#4 Choose a Centrepiece
A beautiful Christmas centrepiece is the fastest way to add cheer to your party. It’s also a great excuse to show off your creative flair to friends and family. Here are two simple steps to create a stunning impact with your centrepiece:
Add a focal point: First, decide what you want your guests to fix their eyes on. While a giant floral arrangement can be eye-catching – even Instagrammable! – make sure the end result isn’t too tall or it may be hard for your guests to interact with one another. For a more contemporary and elegant look, try assembling a group of candles together.
Spruce it up: Create contrast with a mix of evergreens, picking a maximum of three unique colour and texture variations that add layers to your centrepiece.
Pro tip: Using high-quality faux flowers will last you through the entire party season!
#5 Set the Table
Your table mats and coasters should add a bit of contrast. If you’ve got lots of guests to fit around the table, choose smaller-sized settings to adjust to the space.
#6 Invest in a Good Set of Tableware
When it comes to tableware, most people play it safe with crystal glasses and porcelain plates. Why not take it up a notch by throwing a set of gold cutlery into the mix? It’s an instant pop of luxury that exudes warmth to traditional red and green themes.
#7 End with a Bang
What’s a Christmas dinner without some good old-fashioned crackers? Sure to put a smile on anyone’s faces, they’ll also ensure your party goes out with a bang
So many Christmas goodies!
Indigo has a huge range of Christmas accessories available to shop, from realistic faux spruce trees of various heights, to shimmering decorative lights, baubles and ornaments, as well as garlands, candles and more. There’s also everything you need for setting up a home bar that’s fit for the holiday season – cocktail shakers, openers, wine coolers and so on. Plus, you’ll find great gifts for him and her, and the kids. It’s a one-stop shop for everything you need for the festive season.
The Indigo Group includes Indigo Living, Indigo Atelier and Indigo Kids.
Find out more at indigo-living.com, or visit the flagship stores at 6/F and 8/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau.
This article first appeared in the Winter 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.