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When it comes to creating that lovely cozy ambiance that's crucial to a Christmas table, it's all about the lighting. Candles (in all shapes and sizes), fairy lights, side lamps, all of this low-level lighting is what's going to give that all-over glow to the whole room.
Candles are also great way to add height to the christmas table (along with those bottles of wine that will later feature), and candelabras with tapered candles add to the sense of whimsical traditionality and are an elegant way of adding height and drama to a tablescape.
Having a flickering of candles on the table is a simple and effective way to add a sense of occasion to the moment whilst creating a warming, cosy atmosphere. ‘Candles or small glowing lanterns on the table will work well. We often use our marble-effect colored tall dinner candles in varying heights on the table to add a party mood. A color-combo of candles can look sumptuous, and liven up a more simple setting,’
There are myriad other ways to elevate your festive decor above the tablescape. Using glass cake stands and cloches are a great way to add height and give lots of opportunities to create a display, a cake stand is also a great way to arrange candles or keep sweet Christmassy teats on view.