Take festive dining to the next level

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Make this Christmas one to remember with these festive dining tips.

Are you looking for some tips to make this Christmas one to remember? Take your festive dining game to the next level with these handy hints on how to throw a stylish, memorable Christmas.

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Take your festive dining game to the next level.

Placemats and coasters are the first step to a festive Christmas

Placemats and coasters are great for protecting our furniture from spillage, but they are also an important decorative tool.

You can set them with colours and patterns to help compliment the room, and even draw people’s eyes if you are trying to attract attention to a table.

A simple Google search will unearth hundreds of unique ideas for placemats and coasters, so you’re bound to find something that goes with your festive dining decor.

Christmas placemats will set the scene for your meal.

Create a focal point for your festive dining experience with a table centrepiece

A centrepiece is the heart of any Christmas table decoration. Your guests will spend most of their time at the table. Because of this, you’ll want to put a lot of effort into making it look good.

Christmas Around the World has a lot of good ideas for centrepieces. If you’re stuck for ideas, you’ll definitely be able to find something there.

Add some festive foliage to create a Christmas atmosphere

Adding plants to any indoor space is often a winning combination. Christmas plants are perfect for creating that festive feel that we all crave.

There are plenty of native Christmas flowers that will spruce up your indoor space over the festive season.

Christmas Warehouse has a huge range of Christmas plants that will add a festive atmosphere to your Christmas lunch or dinner.

Add some festive decor to set the scene

You know what makes the best time of year even better? Setting the mood in your home with Christmas decorations.

We love these festive decorating ideas from House Beautiful. They’ve included ideas for both big and small spaces.

It doesn’t matter whether you want something traditional or something a bit more modern, we can promise there will be something for you on that list.

Choose a festive dining colour scheme and run with it

Choosing a Christmas colour scheme is important. Red, green, gold and silver are the tried and true options, however any hue can result in an aesthetically pleasing colour scheme.

The trick to finding a colour scheme that works for you is to take inspiration from a range of sources. To make your home as festive as possible, carry that theme throughout your home.

When choosing your color combinations, remember that most colors of equal depth and intensity will work with each other. Try different colour schemes until you find one you like, and run with it!

Make sure you have the perfect space to entertain

Christmas isn’t just about decor, it’s also about being able to entertain guests. Here at Australian Outdoor Living, we firmly believe Christmas is best enjoyed outdoors.

In Australia, we’re usually blessed with amazing weather on Christmas Day. Why not take advantage of it?

Having an outdoor space where you’re able to entertain guests makes for a winning festive dining experience. Contact Australian Outdoor Living today for expert advice on creating the perfect outdoor area for your family Christmas.

Daisy the Bull Mastiff approves of her Christmas entertaining space.

Merry Christmas from Australian Outdoor Living!

The Australian Outdoor Living team wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Our stores are located in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra, and Brisbane.


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