Looking for a different take on the Christmas table? Forget the elves and the snow, we’ve styled three subtle yet stunning looks to inspire you to create a beautiful table this season. Find all of your Christmas table essentials, from our coastal look, bright table and modern meal setting on the site now.

Textures of timber and jute, a simple tree and soft blues & greens create a relaxed look.

Textures of timber and jute, a simple tree and soft blues & greens create a relaxed look.

The theme: An Australian coastal setting with soft greens, watercolour blues and plenty of texture.

Who’s attending Christmas dinner? A chilled bunch who love simple, homely food and a swim at the beach post-lunch.

What’s on the table? A grey linen table runner lays the base for rattan placemats and mix-and-match dinnerware in cool tones paired with traditional Laguiole cutlery. A sage green garland and simple white Christmas tree complete the look.

What’s on the menu? Fresh prawns, these delicious smoky paprika scampi, bright summer salads and Jono Fleming’s rolled pavlova.

Tips for achieving the look: “Adding some formality to this relaxed coastal setting keeps it from looking messy,” says Stylist, Allira Bell. “Use a placemat to ground each setting and layer your dinnerware for a more cohesive look. Even if you love a traditional table, it doesn’t need to be stuffy – a bench allows for extra guests and adds a sense of togetherness – just make sure everyone is comfortable with some cushions.”

Shop the coastal look here.

Scandi-style furniture is paired with warm mustard and terracotta tones for maximum impact.

Scandi-style furniture is paired with warm mustard and terracotta tones for maximum impact.

The theme: Warm-toned and playful, this setting features Scandi furniture, native flowers and pops of terracotta.

Who’s attending Christmas dinner? A fun-loving group of friends and family who are partial to Fleetwood Mac and a good bottle of red wine.

What’s on the table? Native florals take centre stage in this setting, surrounded by a simple dinner set and bright, colourful glassware. Gold cutlery adds a festive touch while gifts wrapped in mustard and tangerine tones and a rose-gold tree adorned with pom poms complete this playful space.

What’s on the menu? An amazing cheese platter gets the party started, followed by ham with all the trimmings and this baked ricotta and orange blossom pie to finish.

Tips for achieving the look: “Summer and Christmas are a fun, celebratory time of year so playing with different colours like pink and warm terracotta adds a sense of playfulness to your Christmas meal,” says Allira. “Centrepieces don’t need to follow a traditional formula either – here we’ve used a potted succulent as our base and added bright native flowers and wrapped presents to make a feature.”

Shop our bright table here.

This modern take on Christmas dining features rattan, sleek tableware and palm accents.

This modern take on Christmas dining features rattan, sleek tableware and palm accents.

The theme: Modern-meets-Palm-Springs with bold black, on-trend rattan accents and palms for added greenery.

Who’s attending Christmas dinner? These dinner guests love a Christmas meal with a modern touch, summery cocktails and a snooze on the couch to follow.

What’s on the table? This table is all about elegant simplicity. Linen placemats and a palm at each place setting are topped with simple white dinnerware and black cutlery sitting beside timeless glassware. A pared-back Christmas tree adorned with lights and an abundance of palm leaves completes the look.

What’s on the menu? An antipasto platter to top them all, accompanied by Limoncello frose, balsamic-glazed salmon and a strawberry and prosecco semifreddo for dessert.

Tips for achieving the look: “A contemporary look doesn’t need to be all clean lines – add texture and handmade elements to give your table personality,” says Allira. “Decorating your tree in a non-traditional way is also a great idea, here we’ve used this amazing faux Christmas tree and adorned it simply with fairy lights and palm leaves for texture and interest. The result is a totally different, pared-back look.”

Shop our modern meal setting here.

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