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decorate a christmas table This post is about how to decorate a Christmas table with pastel colours.

Yes you read it rightly.

It may only be October, and whilst everyone is preparing for Halloween, I’ve decided to work on my Christmas table.

Better be prepared than never right?

I’ve gone for a fun Glamour look, filled with pastel colours.

I found some amazing pieces from Littlewoods online to help me create this look. decorate a christmas table Firstly, I wanted a dinner set that looked elegant and festive, but could later reuse for other occasions.

This 18 piece gold band dinner set by Waterside from Littlewoods online fitted the bill.  The white of the plates were a perfect blank canvas to style against.

White is good, because it’s an easy backdrop if you are using a variety of colours or different themes.

The gold rims give the table a festive glamour feel.

I’ve enhanced the place settings with patterned pink napkins, baubles, crackers and gold cutlery. These pastel coloured Polka wine glasses by LSA International, also from Littlewoods online, really add that pop of pastel and fun to the table.

The glasses come in a set of 4 with pink, yellow, blue and mint. Here’s my other favourite find, iridescent baubles from Littlewoods online.

I’ve suspended them from the chandelier to create a festive snowdrops effect. Finally, here’s my fireplace painted in Graham and Brown’s Penelope eggshell paint.

I just adore that shade of pink. Do you like it?

I’ve adorned my fireplace with a pretty Silver grey and white berry garland, also from Littlewoods online.

That silvery grey is absolutely gorgeous, and really makes it look like a frosty Wintery day, but thank goodness without the cold.

I’ve suspended some baubles from the garland to add colour. decorate a christmas table So here it is, my Christmas dining table with the suspended baubles and garland.

Incidentally, if you are wondering about the other decor, the 3 colour circle wall mirror and Pink tassel floor lamp are also from Littlewoods online.

I think you now know where I like to shop. Hope you’ve enjoyed the simple tips on how to decorate a Christmas table. It really was so easy to do.

If you want to create the same, without the stress of thinking up a scheme this Christmas, then do shop my finds from Littlewoods online.

I will be back soon with more festive posts. Now that I’ve started, there’s no stopping.

Have a lovely day all. x

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The products from Littlewoods are gifted but this is not a sponsored blog post, I merely wanted to write this myself to show you how to decorate a Christmas table in pastel hues.)

How to style a festive Christmas table with M&S homewares.

This year I decided to celebrate Christmas with a festive room.

If you have been following me on here, you would have seen that it was originally a white room that was starting to look a bit run down and tired.

I started off by restoring my oak table with interior wax from Ronseal, and then giving the room a fresh lick of Frenchic paint. The final step in this room’s transformation, was the styling of my Christmas table, and I’ve decided to do this with the beautiful tableware collection from Marks & Spencer.

We always host a large family Christmas party in our home and it’s always a fun day.

I’ve decided to have a trial run for four here. Christmas table Since the room is so colourful, I decided that the table should be simple.

Instead of using separate placemats, I’ve used 2 table runners on either side of my Christmas table. I didn’t want to use a table cloth as I wanted to show off my beautifully waxed table. I’ve gone for elegant white plates,  plain white napkins and brass cutlery. The crockery is the 12 Piece Maxim Box dinner set from M&S. I used to go over the top with Winter foliage on my Christmas table, but I found that although beautiful, when we wanted to eat, we had to move everything away from the table.

This time I wanted decor that could stay on the table with the food.

I’ve decided to use some iconic centrepieces like paper Christmas trees, cute reindeers and a nutcracker. I’ve tried to keep the table decor harmonious with the painted wall.

So, I’ve used reds, yellows, greens and golds. I have also lit up the table with tea lights, candles and sparkly fairy lights. Don’t the lights make you feel so happy and cosy? To start, I would serve my guests some sparkly Prosecco.

How cute are these glasses from Marks & Spencer? When you have Prosecco, you need to snack on something right? I’ve used this Ash Wood Oblong Dip Platter to serve up some olives and nuts. In the background, I will burn a berry scented candle and play some soft soothing Christmas tunes.

That star serving dish is also by M&S. Here’s another view of my Christmas room with the painted pin board I created to put up my Christmas prints and cards. I love looking at the board. What do you think? Doesn’t the Christmas table look magical with a nutcracker? This beautiful white and gold Christmas crackers are also from Marks and Spencer. After the Christmas meal, we usually go for a lovely evening walk in the park. These festive mugs will come in handy for hot cocoa after the walk. Maybe, I should add a little tipple of brandy in as a treat? That Christmas art print is by Osotwee.

Hope you’ve enjoyed a little glimpse into our Christmas table and room.

How are your Christmas preparations coming along?

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership with Marks and Spencer.)

How to restore a wooden dining table to its former glory with Ronseal Interior wax.

I can’t believe it’s one more week till December and soon the Christmas rush will set in.

Last year, I went all out with a rainbow Christmas tree, but this year I’ve decided to do something a little different.

I’ve decided to convert one of my workspaces into a Christmas room.

This will be done over 3 phases and I will show its progress over 3 posts. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed my large oak study table previously on Instagram, but it has taken quite a battering over the years. It was originally a dining table with two wooden benches. I’ve decided to restore it back to its former glory.

I’m not sure what I was thinking of, but I had painted the benches white too. That now all needs stripping out. I’ve discovered a fast and effective way to restore wooden furniture, and I thought I’d share the steps here.

I’ve decided to use Ronseal Interior wax for a matt finish. I’ve picked a natural matt finish to match my table.It’s really simple to use, just brush on after the table is prep. No buffing required. It provides excellent protection against knocks, scuffs and touch dries in 20 minutes. Here’s a list of what’s needed to start the project: Ronseal interior wax, 120 grit fine sanding paper, sanding block, gloves, mask, lint free cloth and brush.

Step 1: Sand along the line of the wood grain very gently. You can see the area sanded on the left compared to the right.

Step 2: Once sanded, wipe the table down with a wet lint free cloth. Then allow to dry. Step 3: gently brush on the Ronseal interior wax on the wood surface. Paint along the line of the wood grain. Step 4 : Allow to dry. It only takes 20 minutes. Can you see how beautiful the table now looks? The wood grain has come through so well. I’m so looking forward to styling this table for our Christmas feast.

I hope you will follow me in my progress as I refurbish this room into a warm and cosy Christmas space.

The next step in my Christmas DIY would be the walls. I’m going to do a Christmas statement wall. What colour do you think I’ll go for?

I’m so happy to have this table back to its former glory. Such an easy update to make everything tired look new and beautiful again.

Have a lovely start to your week.

This is a paid partnership post but all opinions are my own. All photography are by me.

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