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The perfect match to complement Christmas lunch

Villeroy & Boch Farmhouse Touch dinner fork RRP $18.95, knife, RRP $23.95 and dinner plate RRP $37.95, porcelain Winter Bakery Decoration Ornament sugar bar 10cm RRP$19.95; available from department stores.
Villeroy & Boch Farmhouse Touch dinner fork RRP $18.95, knife, RRP $23.95 and dinner plate RRP $37.95, porcelain Winter Bakery Decoration Ornament sugar bar 10cm RRP$19.95; available from department stores.

MATCHING beautiful tableware with seasonal accents can add sparkle and fun to the all-important Christmas lunch.

From themed tablecloths to coloured glassware, a table setting for Christmas can look picture perfect and inviting for the whole family.

Yet it is also so easy to go overboard and end up with a tacky look that is simply off-putting.

Villeroy & Boch's MaryAnne Fesq, offers some great tips to set the scene and give your table an atmospheric, festive and memorable look this Christmas:

1. Invest in classic tableware as a base for your dining setting

A crisp white collection such as Villeroy & Boch's Farmhouse Touch collection can be used all year round and matched with colourful napery, novelty plates and decorations to suit the season.

2. While white remains a classic and popular choice in tableware, colour is making a comeback in a big way

Don't be afraid to use bold colours. Red accents will feature strongly this year and can add an extra element to any culinary creation. Coloured crystal with festive etchings provides a glistening backdrop to Christmas Day fare.

3. Every Christmas table needs a centrepiece or decorations to captivate family and friends of all ages

Tree ornaments are a delightful way to personalise a place setting and make a memorable gift to treasure for years to come.

4. Have fun and be creative

Whether your style is traditional or modern, dressing the table with herbs, fruits or flowers is a simple way to bring nature indoors.

If using candles, avoid the scented varieties which can interfere with the enjoyment of food.

 

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