Team black, copper and gold accents with graphic patterns to give a traditional scheme an on-trend edge for the festive period, says Good Homes deputy editor Natalie Osborn.

Have fun mixing patterned plates, sparkling placemats and woodland crackers for your Christmas dinner this year – and don’t bother with a tablecloth. Gold cutlery makes each setting extra special, while chalkboard baubles act as great place names for your guests. Make them yourself by painting baubles with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint, £11.99 per 750ml, from Homebase.

Finish the look with statement graphic seat cushions and sprigs of eucalyptus and you'll be ready for a season of festivities!