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A Silver Christmas Scheme that’s packed with Sophistication

Silver Christmas decorations don’t have to be paired with blue tones for a Frozen festive moment. Strip the entire colour story back and channel all things French this silly season.

It’s fair to say that silver Christmas decorations don’t get used as much as they should. Even I’ve tended to team them with blue and white shades in the past to create a frosty aesthetic.

The look I’m showing you today is perfect for lovers of a more upmarket Christmas vibe. Its not in-your-face but it certainly packs a punch.

Let’s take a look at how you can do it yourself at home.

Christmas Table Settings - French Ornate

A traditional French Provincial palette

This look takes cues from French Provincial style, so it looks great against a base palette of dark woods.

Atop this moody base palette, intermingle silver and white decor in a variety of finishes. Glossy ceramics can pay against both new and aged metals wonderfully here.

A variety of grey tones can be brought into this look too if you want to make it feel a little more contemporary.

elegant christmas table setting with christmas trees on dining table


Avoid the Bells and Whistles

This look is all class, so avoid anything with Christmas messaging or anything that feels overly kitsch. Some bon-bons or Christmas crackers in white and silver tones is about as playful as thing look is going to get.

That’s not to say you can’t keep it festive, but consider fairy lights running down the centre of your table paired with scented candles in festive fragrances.

You could form a trail of gorgeous silver and white Christmas decorations/baubles down the centre of the table, but ensure they feel refined.

Christmas Table Settings - French Ornate Table

Nature is your Friend

Because this look avoids a lot of the Christmas cliches and likes to keep the look fairly simple, it’s nice to look to nature to bring some interest to the table.

As you can see in the imagery here, flowers and branches make for a wonderful focal point on the table.

Use gorgeous glassware to display your flora and fauna, and experiment with cascading different-sized vases down the table runner for visual interest.

Christmas Table Settings - Modern French


Bring out your Mementos

What makes this look so heartfelt is that you can use a variety of your family heirlooms and keepsakes.

Bring out old crockery and cutlery, display your special wine glasses, crack out your prized silver and make the setting feel uniquely yours.

The vibe here is high end, sophisticated and personal, so merge all of those together and you’re set.

See more in the Video Below

Do you love silver Christmas decorating or are you going for another colour scheme this year? Drop a comment below and let me know!

This post includes images and/or videos of Metricon display homes and events, reproduced with permission. © Metricon Homes Pty Ltd 2016.


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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I’m interior designer Chris Carroll, and at TLC Interiors we’re all about helping you create an amazing home without breaking the bank. It’s affordable designer style at its best, and we make the whole process easy and fun for clients & readers alike!

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