Style Your Christmas Table Like a Pro

Add your own style this Christmas!

Wow your guests without the stress! Simple ways to style your Christmas Table like a pro.

There’s nothing like sitting down to a beautifully prepared table to set the tone for your Christmas celebration. So how can you get it right without exhausting yourself and your budget? Here are some easy fool-proof tips from our resident food stylist and Gilbert’s shopper, Kate Flower.

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Image Harriet Harcourt, Styling Kate Flower

Lock down a look…

Will it be light and bright, rustic, Nordic, traditional or food driven? Deciding this up front will give you
boundaries and help you execute a beautiful table.

Loosen up…

Relaxed styling is on trend right now. Not many of us have time to starch the linen, so feel free to keep it casual as long as your whole table is in keeping with a relaxed vibe.

Use a table runner down the centre of your table and decorate with beautiful seasonal summer fruit (cherries are perfect for this) and foliage from the garden. It’s simple but incredibly appealing to the eye, and stomach!

Play with heights, textures and colours across the table. Try tall and mid-size candles (even in daylight), lower flowers and pops of colour to make the eye dance across the table.

Use food to delight the senses… There is nothing as spectacular as a beautifully glazed ham adorning the table! Invest in a well finished ham and carve at the table to complete the spectacle.

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Gilbert’s Glazed Christmas Ham on the Bone. Image Nick Thake and Kate Flower.
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Gilbert’s Fruit Mince Pies. Image Nick Thake and Kate Flower.

And finally… 

The most stylish table is one where your guests feel comfortable and attended to, so plan ahead, get organised and make sure you’re free to sit down and join in the fun with your special people at your Chrissy celebration.

Enjoy the process and happy styling!


For all your festive season and Christmas Day needs, pop into Gilbert’s Fresh and pick up an order form from our friendly Deli Staff. We’ve got you covered from festive leg ham to ice cream cakes, fruit mince pies, fruit platters, fresh salads and more.

We look forward to assisting you in store.

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