If you're planning on hosting the holiday feast this Christmas, the table needs to be as memorable as the menu (in a good way, of course). Once you've got your holiday centerpiece figured out, it's down to the plates, linens, and decor. We're spotlighting over thirty setups so you're guaranteed to find Christmas table decorations and ideas you'll want to recreate this year (and probably next year, too).
Styled by Sara Rodrigues and Robert Rufino for House Beautiful, this festive Christmas brunch table is easier to create than it looks. Pair grocery-store carnations with tartan patterns, cinnamon candy, classic holiday motifs, and a pattern-packed tablecloth.
Now this is how you set a festive nondenominational table. Emily Henderson jazzed up the dining room bench with a sheepskin throw, enhancing both comfort and the winter vibes. The table itself is decorated with miniature white painted houses, gray candles, and a simple linen runner.
Decorate using objects of different heights. Start by hanging oversized snowflakes, and building up the table with tall candlesticks. For the mantel, hang a garland made with olive branches.
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Create of a red and white striped backdrop for your flowers with gum balls or marbles. Light pink and coral candles lighten the mood and bring a little something unexpected.
Fill a long shallow serving bowl with fruits and then stagger some mini faux fir trees around it. Then just add a few flowers. This will give your holiday table a seasonal touch without clashing with your dining room design scheme
The garland adorned with ornaments makes this dining table wonderfully festive while the blue and turquoise candlesticks and glass add a fresh contemporary edge. Then place throw pillows on the seats to make them extra cozy.
Take note from Sugar & Cloth by adding some texture to your table with a faux fur table runner. Mimicking the look of soft snow, it sets the perfect winter scene. Add bells for good measure and then fold napkins in the shape of trees to drive home the theme.
Make it feel nice and soft with knitted cozies around the vases and wine bottled. With fresh white flowers to match the cream cashmere seat cushion covers, it's perfect for a white Christmas.
Make your holiday table modern with burgundy flowers, black and white graphic vases and matching graphic linens and tableware. It still feels seasonally apt and the moody color scheme ensures that the dining room table is dressed for a formal meal.
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This dining room decorated by Emily Henderson is a winter wonderland, from the white wreaths to the 3D paper trees, greenery, and metallic candle holders.
Lay two table clothes in differing vibrant colors. Put pine needles in the center of the table and punctuate the greenery with florals that the reflect the colors in the tablecloth.
This understated Christmas centerpiece from Lark & Linen is simple and easy to replicate. She calls this easy and elegant style "woodland whimsical."
Though technically decorated for New Years by Sara Rodrigues and Robert Rufino, this impactful tablescape would also work well for a formal Christmas dinner. Mix metals and tuck some Queen Anne's lace into the flowers.
What's more Christmas-y than string lights? They don't only belong on the tree, either. Add them to your dining as well as playful DIY garlands, like these stars strung together. Then print out little menus that say "Merry Christmas" on them.
Use plaid blankets as a tablecloth for a grounded atmosphere and then lay a garland down the center of the table. Add a few tangerines for a pop of orange. And if you don't have enough dinning chairs for the guests, slide up a bench.
If you're serving Christmas dinner buffet style, don't forget to dress up that area, too. A simple white runner and scattered ornaments will do the trick.
Stick to a simple color palette and nature-inspired materials. not only does it look beautiful, but it makes things a little easier on yourself. Sugar & Charmed added gold flatware for a little dash of shine.
A metallic runner will help warm up a white dining table for the holidays. Paired with light pink candlesticks and a white, red, and pink centerpiece, this table is feels festive without being cheesy. And write out their names with scrabble letters!
Who says you can't mix your metals? At this table set by Sugar & Charm, copper and gold go so well together. The woven placemats and crystal accents warm things up.
If red is going to clash with your dining room decor, avoid using it in your Christmas table decorations. With special gold candlestick holders, fresh florals, and a wreath in the background, it will still feel on-theme. Then add a vase of plumes for a unique and textural touch.
This candy cane-inspired table is the perfect balance between playful and sophisticated. Even the name tags are tied to candy cane-shaped fir tree leaves.
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Use light neutrals for table linens as to let the tree keep the spotlight, but then add jingle bells and metallic ornaments for a festive touch.
Ditch a fussy tablecloth and use black butcher paper instead. this way you can channel your inner artist and paint on decorative details.
Mismatched glasses and plates personalize a classic space. Add unexpected colors to a formal dining room with small potted plants (real or fake) and multicolored glassware.
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