Hosting Christmas: Preparing you home for the holiday season

Hosting Christmas: Preparing your home for the holiday season

The countdown has begun! The gifts just need to be wrapped, you know what food you are preparing, and now it’s time to start getting our entertaining space organised. Preparing our homes for Christmas day is all about making our spaces beautiful and accommodating, and for Australians, dining outdoors ready to spend the day celebrating in the sun is what it is all about.

From outdoor dining tables and umbrellas to lighting and accessories, here are some pieces we recommend when preparing your home for the holiday season!

Outdoor Dining

Making sure there is enough space for everyone to gather around the dinner table is the first step to getting your outdoor spaces prepared. The Addis Teak Extension Table by Kett is a fantastic option if you have a larger family to accommodate.

Outdoor Dining: Addis Teak Extension Table by Kett

Featuring a ‘butterfly’ extension, where the panel used to extend the setting sits just underneath the tabletop. Simply pull away the ends of the table to reveal the extension panel, which glides smoothly into place and locks in. Great for larger areas, this table can fit comfortably 12-14 people or more if paired with the Addis Teak Bench seating. 

If you don’t entertain often and the Addis a bit big for your space, the Branch Rectangular Table from Tribu can comfortably fit 6-8 people. Its slimline and elegant design is also better suited to those smaller areas or large balconies.  

Outdoor Dining: Branch Rectangular Tables

If you need extra help deciding on the right table for your space, this recent blog Choosing The Outdoor Dining Setting Right For You can provide all the information you need for making the right decision!


The Caractere Side Pole Umbrella from Jardinico will provide a fantastic source of shade. This 300cm umbrella can rotate 360, tilt in height, tilt left/right, and the canopies have a gradient of 10 which is exceptionally taut and flat. Even the Centre pole Umbrella at with a Canopy Size of 230cm Square is large enough to keep the whole family happy celebrating all day under the hot sun.

Side Pole Outdoor Umbrella by Jardinico 


Creating an intimate setting for the festive season with Monsieur Tricot Outdoor Lighting from Tribu. Unlike the decorative Christmas lighting, you can continue to enjoy their soft ambient glow and the decorative hand-knotted designs throughout the year. Battery-powered LED and Bluetooth-controlled, the standing lamps can be operated with the user-friendly Tribù Monsieur Tricot app where you can create groups and add timer functions, making the transition from day to night seamless. Monsieur Tricot Outdoor Lighting by Tribu

Outdoor Accessories 

Decorate your outdoor areas with the colourful hand-woven DALA accessories by DEDON. This collection of planters, side tables, coffee tables, lanterns and stools effortlessly brings a playful pop of colour to your patio. The lightweight frames are practical for when you need a pull-up extra seat or spot to put your drink.

DALA Outdoor Planters by DEDON

If you really want to bring the indoor dining experience outdoors the Butler Trolley from Potooco and Shindi Outdoor Rugs can tie all your pieces together, transforming your outdoor patio or balcony into an inviting oasis. 

Shindi Outdoor Rugs by Tribu

There can be so many things to organise when hosting Christmas! But hopefully, with these recommendations, you will be ready to relax in no time and enjoy the festive holidays in style. 

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