When it comes to hosting for the holidays, setting the table is one of the most important parts! A beautifully decorated table will help guests feel welcome, and play a big role in setting a festive mood for the gathering. Need a little seasonal inspiration? Whether you’re hosting dinner for a dozen or just a few, these easy Christmas table decor ideas will help you set a memorable scene.
Pair greens and gold.
What a winter wonderland of a dining room! Eucalyptus and pine garlands feel fresh and festive as the centerpiece, and gold chargers, flatware, and napkin rings pop against all the bright whites.
Trim the tree—on the table!
Your dining table deserves a tree—or many! Gather a mix of mini Christmas trees, like the mix of bottle brush, paper, and light-up styles here, to create the cutest tiny forest for your dinner party.
Curate a collection.
Are you familiar with the concept of “shopping your home?” If not, you should definitely give it a try with your Christmas table decor! The idea is to gather items from the rest of your home—like a collection of bronze candlestick holders, in this case—and use them to create a unique (and free!) tablescape. Genius, right?
Add flair to a chair.
If you want to go the extra mile with your Christmas table decor, try adding some holiday flair to your chairs. A small wreath and festive bow attached to the back of your chairs will create a stylish scene guests won’t soon forget! Feel free to make it your own—even a solo oversized bow tied on the back of chairs will look super chic.
Make use of extra ornaments.
Have an extra box of ornaments floating around? Don’t let them go to waste—turn them into an integral part of your holiday table decor! Scatter glass balls (or any other style or shape!) on top of a simple garland, add some candlesticks, and voilà—you’re done! We also love the idea of piling ornaments into a pretty vase or shallow bowl as a centerpiece.
Light the way with pillar candles.
This might be the easiest Christmas table decor idea ever! Grab a dozen pillar candles in 3-4 varying heights in your color of choice, and scatter them amongst a simple evergreen garland. The only thing that’s left to do is light them before guests arrive!
Be a little boho.
We love the boho, collected look of this dining space, which strikes the perfect balance of elegant and casual. Simple dishware is elevated by single sprigs of greenery at each setting along with a crochet runner topped with an evergreen garland and modern black candlesticks.
Play with the patterns of the season.
Buffalo check plaid is a classic during the holidays, and we love the way it’s used as the centerpiece of this dining room. Add some snowy arrangements, wood coasters, and mini wreaths at each setting to create some very chic cabin-in-the-woods vibes.
Style an evergreen arrangement.
Have a pretty vase that you love? And a tree or bush on your property? Then you’ve got all the ingredients for a stunning centerpiece arrangement! Forage for a nice looking branch (or head to the store for some sprigs), carefully arrange them in your favorite vase, and you’re all set!
Make a miniature village.
Is there anything cuter than a miniature moment? We think not! Delight guests both young and old by accenting your Christmas table with all manner of tiny trees and holiday houses. Bonus points if the houses are homemade out of gingerbread cookies!
Go sleek and chic.
Minimalists, this is your moment! Turn to a spare but chic palette of black and metallics, like the velvet runner and towering tree look above. Just don’t forget to pop some champagne!