Tables take center-stage when decorating for Christmas begins at home. Elegant tablescapes become the focal point for all Xmas gatherings and heartfelt conversations. Christmas is a time when you can experiment with myriad ideas to be incorporated into wonderful looking Xmas centerpieces.
A holiday table needs to look warm and inviting. In no way you can let dampness set in. It is a festival of joy and love. These emotions must be conveyed spectacularly on your Xmas tables as well. From using glittery ornaments, floral vases, fine cutlery, chinaware, to using plaid and DIY poppers, the list is endless. Do take a look below to get inspired by our gorgeous collection of 39 elegant table settings for Christmas.
1. Xmas table decor with Tartan plaid table cloth and napkins
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Plaid is an all time favorite for decking up festive tables, specially Christmas. Though, the tablescape looks rustic with wooden elements seen all over, yet, it does have an elegant touch to it. Wood doesn’t make the whole decor overtly masculine. By looking at the picture, you will be able to use fine elements like checkered table cover in pink and green tones, and lanterns with flickering candles.
2. Gorgeous wreath and candle centerpiece on table
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Christmas table centerpieces such as the wreath and candle help in enhancing the festive flair of a table. And its not at all difficult! You can get yourself some greens of olive tree or evergreen, and then craft it in the shape of a wreath. Then, fit a candle of our choice in the middle of the wreath. Light up the candle before sitting together for the grand Xmas feast. Simple!
3. Christmas party table decor using candles and greens
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This above picture of a Christmas party table is dressed up with a stunning collection of candles. These flickering candles are arranged over moss and greens that look very festive. Also, the table is dressed with other complimentary accessories like berry garland, glass terrariums filled with greens and stars and reindeer figurine in silver.
4. DIY Xmas place cards and wreath decor
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Xmas table settings with plaid, checks and wreaths always help in spreading a traditional flair. The idea that is shown above makes use of simple things like boxwood wreaths, wicker chargers and plaids. The place cards are done at home using card and printer. After attaching the cards with the wreaths, you can place these on top of each plate. You can also buy wreaths from any store and can also use grapevine wreaths for this purpose.
5. Tablescape with glam dishware and stocking favors
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This idea lets you play with multiple accessories like gorgeous dishware, mats or runners, glasses, berry napkin holders and cute miniature ornaments favors that your guests can take home. The tablescape looks glamorous with red shimmery charger plate, diner plate and a white plate with winter berries painted on them. Matching red wine glasses are placed next to each plate. Next to the plate arrangements are berry napkin rings that look stunning. Small stocking ornament favors are placed over each plate. These are cute little favors that you can give away to your guests.
6. Plaid ornaments and candle decor
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The decor of the table above looks eye grabbing but its not at all difficult to put together. All you have to do is buy some plaided Christmas ornaments, some silver ware and candles. In the picture above, the ornaments match with the plaid chairs. Candles are arranged alongside. You can combine a few other elements like greens, berries and flowers if you wish to make the whole tablescape a little more elaborate.
7. Miniature Xmas tree centerpiece
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An Xmas table can be dressed up in any way as one wishes. One way is to choose common ideas, while, the other way is to play with elegant and more ornamental Christmas table decoration ideas. One such idea is showcased above where the table is dressed up with a miniature boxwood Christmas tree. It is placed inside a small tea cup in white. Use silver dragees to attach them to your miniature tree. This will lend a sparkling touch to the whole decor. If you want to add more, then place acorns and other silver accented ornaments right next to your tree.
8. Baby blue embellished favors decor
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Christmas party favors can play an important role in dressing up an Xmas table. This idea is used in the image above. The small blue colored boxes are actually filled with dark chocolate. Embellish the boxes with any accessory like paper, ribbon or tissue. Here, the decorator has used paper floral embellishments on the tiny boxes.
9. Book centerpiece with tree, greens and candles
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Want to make use of natural elements when decorating Xmas tables this time? Well, you can try using layers of books, greens, berries, miniature Xmas tree stand and some pine-cones for bringing in nature inside your home this festive season. The book centerpiece idea looks very attractive. The decorator has stacked up a few books. Then, he has arranged a mini Xmas tree stand with a message along with candles, berries, greens and pine-cones. The whole idea seems very interesting and you should try it for sure!
10. Xmas table decor with twine nest centerpiece
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Twine and twigs can enhance the rustic vibes present in any decor. For this Xmas, try using twine nest centerpieces such as the ones showcased in the image above. Its a DIY project and all you need is twine…loads of it, Christmas ornaments, burlap table runner, gift boxes, ribbons, pine cones and greens. Glue the twine strands together to shape them into nests, and then, fill the ornaments and other accessories as shown. Lay down the burlap runner, and then place your nest centerpieces accordingly.
11. Crystal vase floral decor
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Who said that only red and green accents suit Xmas tablescapes? Well, take the help of this awesome idea that makes use of stunning crystal glasses and white flowers along with green stems. It is a summer inspired decor but can work wonders for your winter Christmas Eve celebration at home. You can make use of small candle lights as well as other ornaments if you feel like it.
12. Table setting with pine cones and flowers
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This is a classic looking Xmas tablescape all must try this Christmas. It makes use of gorgeous topiaries as well as other Xmas accessories such as pine-cones and candles. The pine-cones are assembled together inside a glass bowl coupled with other dry elements. The glass jar becomes a centerpiece on your Xmas table. The topiaries are arranged on a wooden tray and lend a warm touch to your table.
13. Victorian sheet music pinwheel decor for Xmas table
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These pinwheels are offering a great scope for ushering a Victorian feel to the Christmas table. The pinwheels are made of sheet and are inspired by music. There are notes printed on the pinwheels. It is a creative DIY project and makes use of paper or sheets. You can get the notes printed with the help of a printer at home. Use buttons at the center of each pinwheel. In the image, the pinwheels have been placed inside white ceramic jars.
14. DIY Xmas tablescape with cork, candles and evergreens
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Sometimes being simple does the trick. Simple Christmas table settings are the flavor of this season. These settings offer you a chance to use mundane things as decor accessories. In the image above, the Xmas table has been set with corks, upside down wine glasses, pine-cones, and evergreens. For this setting, place the evergreens inside the corks. Then, lift the wine glasses and place these corks inside. Now, place candles on top of the glass bases. Once you have set the plates, place pine-cones. Drape the napkin holders with woolen Xmas tree napkin rings such as in the image above.
15. Colorful Xmas table with candy decor
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For a simple Xmas table setting, you can use candies as decor accessories. If you look at the picture above, the decorator has utilized wrapped candies and unwrapped ones to add color to the whole table. You simply have to buy lots of candies and fill the jars, glasses or goblets with them. believe us, your table will become attractive in an instant!
16. Elegant Xmas tablescape with red tinsel
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Another easy breezy Xmas table setting can be seen in the image above. It is so easy that all of you can do it all by yourselves. Simply start by placing a white table cloth. Then, arrange the plates and other cutlery as you please. But, use only white accented dishware so that your tinsel decor hogs the maximum limelight. Once, you have finished arranging the plates, you can place a red and glittery piece of tinsel just at the center of your table. You are done and wow…what a fabulous tablescape!
17. Christmas table decorated with a mossy gift box centerpiece
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This mossy gift box centerpiece surely helps in adding a ‘wow’ factor to your Xmas tablescape. It is a DIY project and is pretty simple to assemble. Start by buying foam bricks of varying sizes from any regular store. Now, take one foam brick and wrap it up with a brown colored paper. Take two pieces of moss sheet and then glue the other two foam bricks with these.
Cover every corner and space. Now, take the largest of the moss brick and stick the brown colored brick over it. Stack the smallest moss brick on top of the brown foam brick. By doing this, you have created a stacked gift box decor for your table. As a finishing touch, decorate your stacked gift boxes with red ribbons and top these up with pine-cones and silver globes.
18. Elegant silver and white Xmas table
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There are plenty of stunning table settings for Christmas available this season. But, you must choose cleverly. A cluttered up table is a big no this Xmas. If you are looking forward to using elegant accessories, try taking help from this idea that we have presented above. The main element used here is silver. Place silver accented candle holders and ornamental Christmas topiary next to one another. But, reserve a vacant spot between the topiaries for you to affix a white soup tureen here. Arrange greens below these silver accessories and also place silver globes if you want to add more glamour.
19. Stylish silver and green Xmas centerpiece
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When its Yuletide, its all about celebrating with pomp and glamour. What can be better than using silver in your color palette for dressing up tables? Silver and greens go hand in hand. In the picture above, the table has been decorated with a silver accented bowl, sparkly ornaments and greens. As far as using greens is concerned, you can spread them up in any fashion as you like, and also use any variety for this purpose, like boxwood, olive, or eucalyptus.
20. Red candle and greens decor on Xmas table
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This Christmas tablescape seems to speak volumes about its decorator’s ability and talent. He has used the two main primary colors associated with Xmas – red and green. The red color palette matches perfectly with the green that is used to dress up this stunning Xmas centerpiece.
The red candles are affixed to the foam base inside the basket, and then, the greens are added on to enhance the look of the centerpiece. The decorator has also placed pine-cones and some red berries here and there. As a finishing touch, he has placed a red bow made out of ribbon. This is a very simple project, and once you are done with making it, you can place it over a white lacy runner, just like in the image.
21. Red and white Xmas party tablescape
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Most Christmas table decoration ideas focus on red and white simply because these two shades bring out the true festive spirit. If you look at the image above, you will see red and white being used largely in decking up the table. You can begin by placing a white table cloth, then, place red polka dotted mats. Now, assemble a few good polka dotted bowls in the spaces as shown above. Fill these bowls with lots of candies and treats in various tones of pink, red and white. Place white cups on the sides of each plate. This idea uses candy bowls as main decoration for the Xmas tablescape.
22. Gingerbread themed Xmas party table
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Gingerbread theme is one among the most popular Xmas decor ideas people always use in their homes. In the picture above, the tablescape looks spectacular in tones of red, pink and white. The decorator has decked up the table with gingerbread Christmas trees that look stunning. These trees have been baked at home.
You can bake these, or else, buy them from any bakery that sells savory products on Xmas. Once, your trees are prepared, place them on each plate. The gingerbread trees serve a dual purpose. Firstly, these act as decorations. Secondly, these can be eaten by the guests if they wish to. Use other red accessories like paper Xmas trees randomly over the table, just next to the tall glasses.
23. Red and green themed Christmas tablescape
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Colors like green and red help in adding a glam touch to your Xmas tablescape. In the image, the Xmas party tables are dressed up using these two primary tones. Begin by draping your tables with green tablecloths. Then, place your fancy dishes and glasses in polka dots featuring green and red accents. Put the place cards that can either be purchased from shops or can be made at home.
Now, arrange green colored favor bags made out of paper. Place red Xmas paper trees at the center of each table. These are the centerpieces for your party tables. Just next to your tree centerpiece, place a Santa figurine. You can add more chutzpah by dressing up the tables with party poppers and candies.
24. Floral and candle display on Xmas table
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The above tablescape will make your jaws drop as its Victorian in style and looks astonishing with tall candelabras with flickering tall and white candles. Team your candelabra decor with a base made of floral accents and greens. The candelabras in the image have been decorated with flowers and leaves. Fill your glasses too with this floral arrangement and use silver toned metallic vases for an added punch. Place LED candle holders here and there. The flickering effect will glam up your tablescape within no time.
25. Elegant white Xmas party table decor
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An all white Xmas table setting is ever popular. If you look closely at the tablescape above, you will see that the decorator has made wholesome use of myriad white accented accessories to dress up the tables. He has placed pure white table cloth with engraved design after which he has placed white plates. On each plate, he has used white gift boxes. These are actually party favors that your guests can carry home. For an extra festive flair, you can wrap these boxes with lace.
Candle holders in pure white are seen giving a sparkling touch to the decor. The main centerpiece on the table is a glass bowl. You can fill lots of silver and white Christmas ornaments in this glass bowl. Just next to it is a white star fish as an accompanying accessory.
26. Warm Xmas table setting with fruits and greens
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Many people prefer to dress their tables with fruity Christmas table centerpieces just like in the image shown above. The Xmas table looks stunning in tones of red, white and green. The main centerpiece is a wooden tray. The decorator has filled it up with winter fruits like apples, berries and greens. He has also used candles inside the tray for an illuminating effect. On each plate, he has placed a fruit with leafy bunch. This tablescape looks natural and exudes lot of warmth.
27. Stunning Christmas tablescape with candles and pine cones
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The whole tab setting in the image above appears glamorous and is perfect for ushering in Christmas with joy and fervor. For getting this tablescape, you have to first spread a plaid table runner in any color palette. Arrange the cutlery and dishware in tones of red and white. You can use charger and dinner plates of contrasting colors as well.
Once you have placed the plates and glasses, its time to start preparing the table centerpiece. Start by dressing the table with a wooden plank runner over the plaid runner. Thereafter, assemble red pillar candles. Drape the candles with red ribbons. Wrap the candles with a berry wreath as seen. Surround the wreath and candles with Xmas ornaments and pine-cones or acorns. Affix a metallic jar, and then fill it up with candy cane. You can give other dressings depending on what you want.
28. DIY Xmas table decor
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Simple Christmas table setting is the new trend this festive season. It is a DIY project, and for this, you would need toilet paper rolls, wrapping paper, twine, circle labels, tape and filler. These things are needed for making poppers that you will place on the plates. Start by wrapping paper on each toilet paper roll. Then, string the rolls with twine. Attach the circular number labels on the twine strings. Fill the rolls with confetti or treats that you like. The tablescape also features a felt garland that looks quite unique. Accompanying it are some ornaments and tissue balls. This can be used as main centerpiece for your table.
29. Glittery Xmas table decor with stacked ornament topiaries
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The Xmas tablescape above looks extremely fun and colorful. For getting this stunning baby on board, you have to use numerous glittery Xmas ornaments. Stack the ornaments on top of one another to create a topiary, just like in the image showcased here. Once you get the topiaries ready, place them over cake stands to lend height. Now, arrange another glittery topiary made of sparkles. For an extra punch, make a moss gift and wrap it up with satiny ribbon and bow.
30. Traditional Xmas tablescape
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The red and white Xmas table setting above rings in warmth and loads of cosyness to the home. For getting this decor style, you have to dress the table as informally as possible. This means you can do away with fancy table cloth. Just place mats, plates and glasses in white. Layer the plates with napkins, Santa place or message cards, animal themed Xmas paper favors or poppers. For the centerpiece, place a red toned vase and fill it up with seasonal fresh flowers. Team the sides of the floral vase centerpiece with red candles and greens. Fill glasses with chocolates, treats and candies.
31. Gorgeous coffee filter Xmas tree decor
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This table setting looks classic with pastel theme. The baby blue tabletop Xmas trees are ultimate whistle blowers to get the festival running. For this table setting, you have to use coffee filters, some fabric dye and wooden slabs. Begin by dying coffee filters in baby blue fabric dye. Once dry, stack these filters on top of one another to create the look of an Xmas tree. Use cups or wooden pieces to hold the stacked filters. Now, arrange these filters over wooden slabs and place these on the runner as shown in the image. You can team the filter trees with baby blue candles.
32. Wooden accented Christmas table setting
Wood inspired table settings for Christmas are in vogue this year. Wood is the ultimate Xmas accessory that everyone loves. It lends a touch of nature to your tablescape and comes cheap too. For setting the table above, you will have to place wooden slabs and chargers. Then, place your fancy dishware accordingly. For the place cards, use semi circular wooden slabs and set your number cards inside them. Team the decor with lots of greens, candles, and pine-cones. For the glasses, you can select fancy golden toned varieties. Throw in some silver accents by placing silver candlesticks around.
33. Christmas lollipop and candycane tablescape
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Candy-cane decor looks charming and is quite fun to do. Start by placing a plaid table cloth in red and white. Layer two white fancy ceramic pots or dishes on top of one another. Now, fill the layers with ornaments in golden, red and silver accents. Use other fillers like red beads and tiny balls for a shimmering effect.
Now, you have to fill some greens on the dish arranged at the top. Also, place a white candy cane painted pillar candle in-between along with a few candy-canes. Right next to the main centerpiece, arrange two glasses. Fill these up with greens, cherries, and candy-cane lollipops. Next, place lollipop Xmas trees next to the glasses.
34. Gorgeous Christmas table setting with fancy plates
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For creating a tablescape so glamorous, just like the one above, you will need to open up your cabinets and take out your fancy dishes and plates. You can use golden, silver, red or Chinese themed tableware for this purpose. Make sure to use lots of flowers, greens and berries all around to spread a warm and cheerful vibe. Use layers of plates and keep them free of any clutter so that your guests can appreciate their true beauty.
35. Stunning magenta and white Xmas tablescape
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Most of us assume that only certain colors like red, white and green can play magic on a festive tablescape. Whereas, the truth of the matter is that there are other unusual tones like magenta that can dress up your decor with many layers of oomph and glamour. The table above is decorated with the tones of magenta and white. You can use magenta baubles in this table setting. For the centerpiece, place a white dish and stack it up with magenta baubles and pine leaves.
36. Purple and silver themed Xmas table
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Purple and white work like magic, just as can be witnessed above. The white tablescape comes alive and kicking when hints of purple are thrown in strategically instead of randomly. For getting this tablescape, dress your table with a white tablecloth. Then, set silver accented tableware in an orderly manner. On one corner of your table, place silver and purple Xmas tree, while on another place silver gift boxes that you can wrap in purple ribbons. Place a round candle holder at the center. Dress it up with silver leaves. Now, place silver ornaments with purple ribbons.
37. Black and white Christmas Table decor
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Choose the color palette of black and white if you want an elegant and stylish tablescape for Xmas. Dress your table with a black table cloth, then, place white tableware in a layered form and use wooden accessories here. Next, place some stars, and also assemble star shaped bowl with a tea light candle. Arrange pine leaves or evergreens around to add a natural feel to the tablescape.
38. Napkin tree decor on Christmas table
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One must select such table settings for Christmas that help spread cheerfulness. This is what the tablescape above does. The main highlight on the table is the carefully arranged napkin Xmas tree. It looks adorable. A star is embossed on each napkin tree. The trunk of the napkin tree is made of waste paper and is basically used as name card.
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39. Rustic black and grey Xmas tablescape
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Doesn’t this tablescape in rustic black and grey look wonderful? If you are looking to dress your tables a little differently, then try this idea this Xmas. Throughout the table, you will see tableware featuring these two tones. The grey and black colors are coming out more prominently because white candles are used alongside. Rustic vibe sets in when you place walnut bowls over each plate. The coffee mugs add to the glamour. For an enhanced rustic feel, wrap boxwood in paper and tie a black ribbon around it. Always remember that for rustic toned Xmas table settings, you must use browns and greens together.
Who will not fall in love with these elegant table settings for Christmas? Hope you all have gone through these pictures carefully and taken loads of inspiration. When its Yuletide, its all about showcasing your hidden talents. Your tables must project a festive flair, and what better way to dress them up than using these awesome decor ideas? Merry Xmas guys!