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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.)

My Citrus theme Christmas tree for 2018

How time flies! It’s less than one week to Christmas.

I better get my skates on. Last year, my rainbow tree was a hit, and this trend has even gone mainstream this year, with John Lewis featuring a similar tree.

This year, I was interviewed by Grazia magazine on what my 2018 Christmas tree would look like.

I did mention to Rachel Loos, Grazia’s reporter that I had an idea but didn’t know if I would execute it as I didn’t have the baubles yet.

I told Grazia that I was going to decorate in Citrus tones.

So, Living Coral is Pantone’s colour of the year, and will be big in 2019, but I’ve already done coral for the past couple of years. My living room modular sofa is in that shade.

I felt a new hue, such as yellow, should step out of the shadows.

Who knows? Perhaps yellow may be the Spring colour of the year in 2020? Yellow is so energetic and happy. It’s the perfect colour to see us into the new year.

If you saw my last blog post, you may have seen my new yellow Harper sofa from sofa. com. Here it is again. So here it is! What do you think? I thought the yellow sofa was the perfect backdrop to style my Citrus theme tree against. Despite my last minute decision to do a theme tree, I was fortunate to have Christmas Time UK come to my rescue.  It was easy to find what I needed, as Christmas Time UK is one of the UK’s largest online retailer for Christmas lighting and decorations The yellow, lime and orange baubles on my citrus Christmas tree come in 3 sizes, and they are all shatterproof. I’ve also decided to layer on some tinsel. Tinsel is so fun.  So what do you think of the new citrus Christmas tree Christmas tree?

Hope you like it. I love how my space feels so vibrant and energetic now.

Hope you are all doing well in the lead up to Christmas.

Wishing you a wonderful and joyful Christmas and New Year.

( All photography and styling are by myself, the baubles were borrowed from Christmas Time UK)

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.)

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