The festive season is a time of togetherness, cheer and over-indulging on delicious feasts. And while the Christmas tree tends to take pride of place in the home, and the menu is undoubtedly a crucial element of any Christmas celebration, there’s another special part to consider. The Christmas dining table.
Never underestimate the power of a beautifully adorned dining table. Decorating it with care and attention is a simple way to set the mood, add a sparkle of magic & cheer, and show your loved ones a little extra love.
You don’t need to spend a fortune to create a stunning and festive tablescape. Nor does it need to be an elaborate affair to make a big impact. Gather inspiration and ideas from Pinterest and magazines. And then put your own spin on them, using items you already have on hand.
Consider dressing and setting the table a few days beforehand, so you can relax and enjoy yourself on the big day.
Whether you’re hosting Christmas Day lunch, dinner or tea, or just wanting to dress your table through the festive period. Let’s explore a few inspiring Christmas table themes to help transform your dining space into a magical, Christmas wonderland.
For a simple, yet luxurious feel to your Christmas table décor opt for elegant white and gold.
Layer white linen table cloths and napkins and embellish with accents of gold. Consider strings of gold beads, white fairy lights with a beautiful star garland. Combine with gold candlesticks with white candles, golden platters and cutlery, and champagne flutes with glittery gold rims.
Do you love the enchanting world of ‘The Nutcracker’?
Bring it to life in your home for Christmas by creating a whimsical Nutcracker-themed dining table. Begin with using a rich red or velvet tablecloth as a nod to the ballet’s opulence. Create a centre-piece using one or two large Nutcracker figurines, some candle sticks and vibrant colour co-ordinated florals. Create place name card holders for your guests by using mini-Nutcracker figures, then offer them to your guests as a Christmas keepsake.
For accent pieces to your table, incorporate other Nutcracker elements such as miniature ballet slippers and sugarplum fairies. Decorative nuts like walnuts and hazelnuts will enhance the theme. Use gold rings and colourful napkins to provide the finishing touches.
Want something playful that’s bursting with Christmas cheer? Consider using the classic candy cane as your table décor theme.
Start with a white linen table cloth with a red and white striped runner. Or go all out, and use a candy cane striped table cloth instead! Then use red placemats topped with white dinner plates.
Create a stunning centrepiece using large clear glass vases filled with real or faux candy canes. Neatly hang them around the rim, from the inside of the vase then finish them off with a battery-operated tea light placed at the bottom.
To complete your candy cane delight Christmas table, add small red and white accents by using napkins, ribbons, bows and peppermint-scented candles.
Transport your guests back in time by creating a charming vintage-inspired, old-fashioned Christmas table. It’s a great way to add a touch of nostalgia and warmth to your festivities.
Begin with using vintage linens such as lace tablecloths, embroidered napkins and doilies as placemats or table runners. Consider layering different textures and patterns to create visual interest.
Seek out antique china or vintage inspired dinnerware, glasses and silverware. Using mismatched plates and glasses will give a beautiful eclectic look and silverware with ornate handles adds a touch of elegance.
Incorporate nostalgic ornaments and heirloom decorations as your centrepiece. Candleholders and silver trays and bowls will provide a hint of glamour.
Bring the beauty of the great outdoors and its natural elements to your Christmas table.
Start with a natural coloured or hessian tablecloth or runner to create a warm and inviting base. Use wooden placemats, white or rustic style dinnerware with neutral-toned linen napkins.
Decorate with lush green wreaths or garlands, scattered with fairy lights, pinecones, acorns, moss and twine. Create a centrepiece using miniature trees and simple forest animal figurines. Finish the look with little homemade evergreen napkin rings.
Cool Coastal Christmas
Whether you’re celebrating Christmas by the beach or just simply love coastal décor, a coastal themed Christmas table is the perfect choice!
You could begin with using a soft blue tablecloth to mimic the ocean, or keep things simple by using a white or sandy coloured linen tablecloth. Use white, blue or seashell patterned dinnerware.
Incorporate the classic beachy elements and textures such as shells, coral, rope and driftwood. Combine with some traditional Christmas baubles in complimentary, beachy colours. Add candles and beachy lanterns to add a warm, beachy ambiance.
And whichever way you choose to go, whether cool blues and neutrals or a more simple palette of whites, sand and driftwood colours there must be an inclusion of atleast one starfish!
Theres always going to be the timeless and classic Christmas theme using the red, green and gold.
Embrace the traditional colours by using a rich red tablecloth layered with green and gold accents in your napkins, crockery and crackers. Create a beautiful centrepiece using a mix of christmassy florals, holly and evergreen branches. Accentuate with gold candle stick holders and baubles.
Your Table Décor Sets The Stage
Whether you prefer traditional elegance, rustic charm or a playful cany cane theme, your Christmas table décor will help set the stage for an unforgettable festive get together.
Have fun unleashing your creativity. Gather what you need and get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of year with a beautiful table that’s as magical as the Christmas season itself.