Holidays are a time when family and guests come together to converse, eat, drink, and be merry. Having a beautiful tablescape is a great way to show everyone your personality, who you have become since the past year, and just being joyful with your family during the holiday season. You can keep it simple with plain white dinnerware place settings with a splash of color on your table runner, or you can get creative and create a unique name card holder with a centerpiece that will wow your family and friends. However you decide to create your table setting, it will be about showing the people you care about your authentic self. Check out some Christmas tablescape and centerpiece ideas below to inspire you.
I love this tablescape with colorful bottlebrush trees in various sizes and colors. You don’t have to stick to just Christmas colors. Use any colors you like (such as Living Coral, Pantone’s 2019 color of the year) and place them in clusters at tables, mantels, and buffets for a modern twist to the traditional decor. Plus, it’s simple and easy to incorporate without breaking your budget.
Black and Gold
Who says Christmas has to be red and green? Do something different by incorporating black and gold to your tablescape for an elegant and modern vibe. Use black and gold dinnerware, napkins, and DIY Christmas tree centerpieces for a modern display.
Eccentric Place Cards
If you have old miniature figurines you have collected when you were a child, small ornaments, or tiny succulents/plants, use them as place cards for your tablescape. Your family and guests will appreciate the effort you took to display your personality and will have an unforgettable dinner experience.
Add colorful metallics to your table with metallic nakpkin ring holders, silverware, and Christmas tree centerpieces. Metallics such as gold, copper, bronze, and nickel have been a trend in home decor this year and will continue to be popular, so why not incorporate a splash of colorful metallics on your Christmas table decor?
I love the tartan pattern of plaid textiles, especially in fashion and home decor. Use a plaid throw as a table cloth or a plaid scarf as a table runner. Add plates with plaid designs in various colors. It creates a homey feel to your table setting. Adorn your dinnerware with berries, garlands, and pine cones.
Vintage & Antique
Have vintage or antique candelabras, dinnerware, glassware, or decorations? Create a vintage Christmas table setting with antique and period items that will make your family and friends nostalgic for past holiday gatherings.
More and more people are straying away from the traditional Christmas table setting and moving towards more modern colors and modern decor for their tablescape. Instead of red and green, or an all white color scheme, try blue, gold, orange, or even dark moody colors for a modern twist to the traditional decor.
If you want a simple way to create a cheerful holiday table setting, decorate your napkin rings with burlap or colorful ribbons. Place a small piece of garland and tie a colorful peppermint colored ribbon around the garland or cover a small piece of burlap around your napkins and place a gingerbread cookie on top.
How will you decorate your table setting and create your centerpiece for Christmas to wow your family and friends? Let me know!