For some, Christmas can be busy and a tad stressful, what tips and tricks do you have for a quick but thoughtful setting?
Firstly, take the pressure off yourself by remembering that the most important part of hosting is enjoying the company you’re sharing a meal with. Even the quickest of table settings can feel considered with simple plates, cutlery and fresh glasses. Elevate this with some fresh foliage from the garden and a scented candle and you’re done!
I also love the idea of using the food you’ll be serving as styling on the table. For example, salads prepared can be placed along the table and instantly add a fresh and colourful element to the table. Fresh herb sprigs such as rosemary can be placed on napkins, or use fruit such as lemons, limes, blood oranges and pomegranate dotted along the table to add some extra freshness.
It's also a great idea to think about things you can do to prepare in advance, such as simple and cost effective printed paper name place settings.