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).
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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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
Attach holly leaves to napkin rings. Add a garland as a runner and you've got a festive, nature-inspired table.
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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.
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.
If you just can't with red and green this year, try some jewel tones, like purple and teal. It'll feel wintry, but not overdone.
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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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Don't underestimate the power of fresh flowers. Choose green and white for a simple, neutral table, but if you want something more bold, add in reds.
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Want something unexpected, but OTT festive and fun? String garland from your chandelier.
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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.
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.
Switch up Christmas grab bags for something a bit more glam. Brush brown paper gift bags with white paint, creating a snowy scene. Stuff with pine and branches before finishing with a wrap of charm-adorned twine.
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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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We're suckers for a candlelit glow.
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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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Or ditch the tablecloth altogether and keep things rustic. But to emphasize the special occasion, use seasonal florals and and accents, like a branch of a fire tree secured in a napkin ring.
Green pine branches are the minimalist way to make a black and white table look festive.
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With so much attention on the table, it's easy to overlook your chairs. Consider tying a small wreath to the back of your chair with ribbon.
Opt for non-traditional colors. Instead of the typical red-and-green palette, mix metals with retro elements, like the pair of little gold votive lamps.
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Wrap a wreath around a candle for a fairytale Christmas setting. Now you won't even have to think about flower arrangements.
These DIY chalkboard tags are the cutest addition to your Christmas table.
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Faux or fresh pomegranates add contrast to greens.
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Red and green are cool, but how about blue? This bold blue hue paired with white cotton balls gives a modern vibe to a traditional table.
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