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8 Affordable Festive Ways to Decorate Your Dining Table For Christmas

It’s less than a week until a Christmas! Have you got your table decor in place ready for the big day? I have already spent a day celebrating Christmas with my family as I’ll be away for Christmas with Jonny’s family so I wanted to make my table look as festive as possible, whilst doing it on a budget.

I came across so many ways to make table decor look expensive without it being too expensive, and wanted to share my ideas with you!



Use lighting such as fairy lights to create a warm, cosy space. I placed mine inside a cracked glass jar as I love the effect!

Candles and tea lights also add some light and warmth and look really pretty. I used a candle that smells of pine (real Christmas trees). It smells amazing and so festive!


I’m obsessed with the layered plates look, and couldn’t resist the silver charger plates from the range for only £1.39 each! Don’t forget lots of wine glasses and/or champagne flutes.

Table Clothes & Runners

I really wanted a silver table runner but couldn’t find one I liked enough (I was also so last minute), so I bought a festive red table cloth instead! It just adds something different to your table.

Christmas Tree Decorations

I used lots of Christmas decorations that would usually be on a tree (because we haven’t got a tree this year due to the house move). Place baubles or hanging decorations on the table or altogether in a vase for a contemporary look. Candy canes scattered on the table also make for a really cool decoration!

Centre Pieces

These make a statement on the table. I love the traditional pine, furcone and berries look but I also love the modern, white versions with a frosted snow effect on top. Add pillar candles to the centre piece for some extra warmth.


Lastly, add some festive crackers that fit in with your colour theme!


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