Simple Tips For A Beautiful Christmas Tablescape

If you’re wanting to create an inviting, classic and elegant Christmas tablescape this year, it is all about setting the perfect table for your Christmas feast. Here are some simple and easy tips that anyone can do to add something extra special to their Christmas table and a great way to add more Christmas spirit to your day.


Start by selecting a colour scheme that complements your overall Christmas decor. Whatever colours you prefer for your Christmas table is to be is up to you, but as long as it complements your overall theme. Traditional red and green, elegant silver and gold, or even a rustic woodland theme can all work beautifully.

Make sure you don’t go over the top with colour as it can look tacky. You want your Christmas tablescape to look festive and elegant.

You can opt for a crisp white table cloth with your napkins or table runner as a pop of festive colour or pattern, or have your natural foliage as the main pop of colour against a plain table cloth with wooden accents such as wooden service boards.

Alternatively, you can have a bright coloured table cloth with more neutral toned napkins and placemats etc. This will help create a cohesive and visually appealing look.

Some ways you can add colour are

  • Coloured tall candles
  • Red or green napkins
  • Natural green foliage
  • Bright festive florals in vases
  • Patterned/bold coloured table runner
  • Tasteful Christmas table cloth in a block colour or Christmas foliage eg, holly.
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Natural foliage

Gorgeous pieces of fresh or dried foliage bring an aspect of nature to your Christmas table. Foliage sun as pinecones, pine branches, rosemary, olive branches, bottle brush, gum leaves and so on, look lovely and not to mention they are cost effective too!

You can place them  along the middle of the table as the main attraction of your table. This will then allow your to have simple and neutral tones table runners, placemats and napkins.

Arrange a beautiful centerpiece using a mix of evergreen branches, holly berries, and pinecones. You can also sprinkle some faux snow or glitter to create a magical effect. Place small fairy lights around the centrepiece to add a warm and cozy ambiance to your tablescape.

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Table wear

Consider using a mix of textures and patterns to add visual interest. Having different textures incorporated into your Christmas table makes it look more interesting, eye catching and well put together.

Starting with a table cloth, whether it be neutral or patterned, it is the foundation of your tablescape.

Then add fabric or wicker placemats and/or a table runner, napkins with napkin rings or elegantly tied in a knot. Lastly layering your place setting with cutlery, crockery, dishes and glassware that complement your colour scheme and add a touch of elegance to the table.

For the centrepiece, you can go with a traditional floral arrangement or a collection of candles.  The key is to choose something that fits your personal style and adds a festive touch to the table. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to create a Christmas tablescape that is both beautiful and inviting for your holiday gathering.


Festive Elements

It’s the final intricate touches to your Christmas table that bring it all together like candles, foliage, florals etc.

By adding some festive elements to your table, like fresh greenery, such as pine branches or holly, can be used as a table runner or as individual place settings. You can also incorporate candles, either in traditional candlesticks or in more modern holders, to add a warm and cozy ambiance.

Don’t forget to add some sparkle with glittery ornaments or metallic accents. These small touches can make a big impact on your Christmas tablescape.

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I hope these tips help you create a gorgeous and festive Christmas table.


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