A couple of things come into mind when you think of using oak furniture for Christmas; decorations and the need to entertain. If you are looking for ways to add interest to your oak table this Christmas, these decorating ideas will give your table a festive ornamental accent.
Your Christmas cake trays and serving dishes can double up as the core component of your oak table decorations. Think of evergreen sprigs lined at the base of your favorite meal, topped with several pine cones and pink berries. You can even slot in tinsel if you so wish. To give the table a merry flicker, place a strand of Christmas lights inside the platter or tray.
Fruit Table Runner
You can create a simple conventional oak furniture decoration using artificial or fresh fruits. Line the table with a long brown, red or pink piece of fabric, topped with an assortment of real or artificial fruit. Coat the fruit with silver or gold sprinklings to give a gleam in the candlelight. To add texture and contrast, you may consider weaving a bough of holly or pine around the fruit and down to the table’s center. You can also give the decoration a temperate glow by placing candlesticks with tall tapers all through the table.
If you want to make a bold statement, a candelabra festooned with Christmas decorations will be an excellent way to do so. Oak furniture can blend in well with a number of candelabra including gold, wrought iron and silver as well as glass. Wrap evergreen or holly boughs around the candelabra’s base to add texture. Christmas knick-knacks glued to either of the candle-holders arms would be a perfect way to add shine. To complete the decoration, bring in Christmas-hued candles of brown, white or cream for some exuberance.
A Bowl of Ornaments
A bowl of ornaments brings to the fore uncomplicated yet elegant table decorations that will give your oak table a sophisticated look for Christmas. Place a bowl of glass at the center of the table and fill it up with unyielding assortment of multi-colored ornaments. To make the table even more interesting, consider placing tinsel or pine needles at the base of the bowl. You may also line red or green lights around the bowl on the outside.
Decorating oak furniture, and more precisely an oak table for Christmas boils down to choosing decorations that will create and ambiance of merry making while leaving the table looking magnificent at the same time. These ideas will certainly give you a good place to start with your decorations this Christmas.