Christmas time is a prime time for big dinners and get togethers. It serves as a perfect opportunity to get the dining room organised for hosting a larger amount of people.
Putting on a show for Christmas is something that often provides inspiration to try some new ideas. Ideas that can remain in place for the New Year and beyond. Here are some helpful tips for bringing a new sparkle to the dining room.
Use Cutlery You Can Trust
Laying the table with high-quality cutlery is an important step in creating a memorable meal. The knives, forks and spoons used by guests is their number connection to the meal itself, and also serves as a indication of how well prepared and organised the host is.
Using a cutlery set is a helpful way to make the right impression. By having a matching style, the sets bring about a symmetry and reassuring pattern that makes a successful meal even more memorable.
A set such as the Laguiole 24 Piece Cutlery Set Pearlised (above) is a perfect example of how a cutlery set with a strong design offers a strong design led look. The colourful set includes 6 knives, 6 forks and 6 spoons to provide diners with a sophisticated introduction to any meal.
Accessorise the Table in Style
As well as cutlery, glasses and the food itself, dining tables often call for other embellishing features. Accessories such as napkins, serviettes and party forks are another factor to consider making the most of.
The Splash Cotton Napkins are a set of 4 by Ferm Living. With a striking design guaranteed to draw appreciative looks at a dinner event, the napkins are produced in 100% organic cotton and provide just the kind of detailed design and artistry that a big dinner needs. The napkins are machine washable and easy to care for, and are just the thing to set the table in style. Available in two different colours, they bring a modern look to your dinner.
The Perfect Plates
The arrangement of tableware is an essential part of getting the dining table and the entire dining experience in shape. Providing your guests and fellow diners with premium plates and dishes is an important part of the equation to get right.
The Artesano Original 12 Piece Dinner Set from Villeroy & Boch is a beautifully designed and produced collection sure to capture the imagination of everyone round the table. Perfect for creating a memorable occasion at Christmas, New Year's or any other time, the premium plates offer the ideal way to serve and present a meal in style. The collection brings together 12 plates of 3 different sizes to make serving up different mains and sides easy. As with the other elements, the collection show-cases how presentation and preparation is the first step to making a memorable meal.