It’s Chriiiiiiiiistmaaaaasssss!!!!!! You’ve sorted the gifts, taken the children to see the big man, sorted their nativity outfits, wrapped the presents, planned a whole month’s worth of cheeky Elf on the Shelf activities, shopped for your party outfits and Christmas Jumper Day, made your groceries shopping list and planned your menu. Phew!

But have you thought about your Christmas table decor? It’s so easily forgotten with everything else going on so here’s a simple yet effective Christmas tablescape with a touch of DIY to help inspire you.


The most impactful thing about this design I think is my trusted black and white striped tablecloth (it’s actually a piece of fabric) which acts as the perfect foundation. I’ve certainly got my use out of it and adore how it adds a touch of Kate Spade.


These gorgeous HO HO HO printables are from the incredible Sprinkled Designs and you can check out their Etsy Shop here.

The clear acrylic frames add a contemporary touch and are less intrusive than block coloured frames.


This beautiful garland is from the super talented Magnolia Hill Flowers in Bristol. The purple ribbon adds a subtle touch of colour and the pine cones make it festive.

If you didn’t want fresh you could buy an artificial one and battery operated fairy lights would be a stunning addition for nighttime.


I have 11 of these darling chairs! This is a story for another day but I totally and utterly love them and decided to spray paint these two in bright gold to match the theme. I’m yet to decide on the fabric for the foam pads though so please send your suggestions!

Place Settings

I found these gold chargers in the £1 shop and I’d be tempted to spray them in different colours as my themes change.

A simple gold and white dinner service adds a touch of classic and the white napkins are tied with a sprig of rosemary and ribbon. H&M have some incredibly cool and stylish crockery or if you’d like a more classic look try House of Fraser. There are some great deals to be had on Ebay too.

The baubles add another Christmassy element and you could fix name tags to the loops if you wanted to double them up as place settings.

Gold cutlery from Biba is on my Christmas list (please Santa, I’ve been nice this year) so for the purpose of the shoot I sprayed picnic cutlery in gold but wouldn’t recommend actually using them!


A DIY multi loop bow (find the ‘how to’ here) and bauble were added to each wreath and there’s something very Jo Malone about them don’t you think?!

I hope this has given you some ideas. My Winter White Tablescape can be found here and more Christmas Tablescape inspiration is on my Pinterest board.

Please tag @ohsokel and use #OSKinspired on Instagram if you create something after seeing this post. I’d love to see the results!

Merry Christmas to you all! Or as we say in the UK, Happy Crimbo!

Until next time,

OSK xx

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