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Jazz up your Christmas dinner table with themed decorations from Wilko, The Range and Matalan

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IN a week’s time, most of the nation will be sitting down to a festive feast.

But it is no longer just food we lay out on our tables.

Nearly half of us invest in a different table setting each Christmas, according to kitchen store Lakeland.

Interior designer Faye Robinson-Hey has six themes for you to recreate.

Wilko — Go For Gold

WILKO’s stylish set of art deco-inspired dinnerware looks far more expensive than it is.

You do not need to break the bank to give your Christmas dinner the golden touch.


Product info

  • Ball bottle, £2
  • Charger plate, £1
  • Luxe sparkle side plate, £2.50
  • Sparkle dinner plate, £2.50
  • 16-pack sparkle napkins, £1
  • Two-pack foil tealight holder, £2
  • 12-pack maxi vanilla scented tealights, £1.50
  • 16-piece gold-effect cutlery set, £20
  • Star decorations, £1 to £2 each
  • Six-pack deluxe crackers, £8
  • Champagne glass, £3
  • Wine glass, £3

The Range — Razzle Dazzle

BLING up the table to match your festive frock by picking a few show-stopping accessories from The Range.

Decorate with pink placemats, glitter deer, baubles and acrylic diamonds to create the perfect glitzmas table.


Product info

  • Champagne flute, £3.49
  • Wine glass, £3.49
  • Geometric bauble, £1.39
  • Two-pack tealight holder, £2.29
  • Four-pack placemats, £9.99
  • Ten-pack crackers, £5.49
  • Acrylic diamonds, £1.99
  • 16-piece cutlery set, £19.99
  • Dinner plate, £2.06
  • Side plate, £2.06
  • Deer, £5.99
  • Star droplet, £1.39
  • Four-pack highball glasses, £12

Matalan — Novelty Noel

MATALAN has a good range of affordable dinnerware options, though it proved slightly more limited than some of the others on accessories to dress the table.

For a novel but traditional table the kids will love, this could be the one. My favourite item is the cutlery holder.


Product info

  • Tartan plate, £3
  • Stoneware side plate, £2.50
  • Wine glass, £4
  • Coaster, £2
  • Two-pack cutlery holders, £3
  • 16-piece cutlery set, £15
  • Three-bells rope decoration, £3
  • Bauble, £2
  • Tealight holder, £4
  • "Cosy” sign, £3
  • Cracker festive joke, £5.50
  • Table runner, £10

IKEA — Scandi Style

SCANDI is what Ikea does best, so head there if you are looking for a minimalist, fresh look.

There is a great choice of unfussy but quality glassware, faux greenery and florals to dress the table. It’s affordable too.”


Product info

  • 28cm plate £2.75
  • 22cm plate £2.25
  • 24-piece cutlery set, £40
  • Place mat, £4
  • Candle holder £15 (set of three)
  • Lantern, £2.50
  • Tablecloth, £12
  • Christmas trees, £1.60 (set of three)
  • Artificial pot plant, £1
  • Hanging decoration, £2.80 (set of three)
  • Artificial bouquet, £7.20
  • Set of two cones, £6
  • Wine glass, £2.50

H&M — Into the Woods

GO wild with H&M’s woodland-themed side plates, tablecloth and placemats.

Arrange dishes with wood and paper baubles, and the gold candelabra will set this table apart.


Product info

  • Badger plate, £3.99
  • Apple dish, £1.99
  • Reindeer plate, £3.99
  • Two-pack linen napkins, £8.99
  • Placemat, £6.99
  • Champagne glass, £6.99
  • Plate, £9.99
  • Large plate, £9.99
  • Tablecloth, £17.99
  • Four-pack wooden coasters, £8.99
  • Three-pack cutlery, £8.99
  • Candlestick, £19.99
  • Two-pack decorations, £3.99
  • Nine-pack green baubles
  • Six-pack burgundy and white decorations, £8.99

Homesense — Joyous Jewels

HOMESENSE’S stock changes regularly and is ideal for decadent one-off pieces to put together a theme with rich, jewelled tones.

You will need some creative flair to create your own design rather than buy a full themed set of products – but it is worth it. The price point is mid-range but you get good-quality products.


Product info

  • Gold candle, £3.99
  • 12 crackers, £9.99
  • Teal tumbler, £2.99
  • Champagne flute, £3.99
  • Four baubles, £4.99
  • Cutlery, £16.99
  • Small plate, £3.99
  • Large plate, £6.99
  • Table runner, £6.99
  • Set of placemats, £8.99
  • Blue wine glass,3.99
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