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If you’re looking to elevate your Christmas dinner with stunning decor, you’re in the right place. I’ve compiled a list of beautiful Christmas table decor ideas, perfect for adding that festive touch to your holiday gatherings.

So, let’s dive in and explore easy Christmas centerpiece ideas and table decorations that will surely make your dining room table the focal point of your holiday celebration.

1. Gingerbread House Display

Skip the traditional table runner this year and create a whimsical centerpiece with gingerbread houses. This fun way of decorating brings a touch of Christmas and a personal touch to your table, making it a great way to start your holiday decor.

Gingerbread house decorated with white and red frosting on a tablescape with white plates and red napkins.

You can bring in touches of red for a traditional look (I love the raspberries on the gingerbread board!) or keeping it simple with a neutral color palette. Either way, this feels so whimsical and something the kids will really enjoy!

Gingerbread house decorated with white frosting on a tablescape with frosted greenery and white and gold elements.

Don’t want to the hassle of decorating Gingerbread houses? Ceramic gingerbread houses or mini gingerbread place name holders are a great substitute and you can reuse them year after year.

Pottery Barn gingerbread collection on a dining room table.
Shop this look at Pottery Barn

2. Copper & Navy Elegance

tablescape with copper taper candle holders, copper chargers and navy blue napkins.

For a chic and elegant color scheme, mix copper with navy. This combination provides a unique twist to your Christmas table decoration ideas, blending traditional warmth with modern sophistication.

To get this look, layer navy blue velvet ribbon down the center of a white tablecloth. Add a needle pine garland (or any garland you have) and intersperse copper candlesticks, votive candles and copper ball ornaments.

The dinnerware is simple and white with a hammered copper charger and navy blue napkins.

3. Eucalyptus and Cranberries

centerpiece of a glass hurricane filled with cranberries and white pillar candle.

Lay eucalyptus down the center of the table, interspersing hurricane vases filled with cranberries for a natural yet festive look. This holiday centerpiece adds freshness and color to your Christmas dining table, and is a really quick and easy look to achieve.

A simple vase like this that’s filled with cranberries, can also be an easy way to bring some festive color into your Christmas bedroom decor. It doesn’t have to be kept for the dining room table!

4. Neutral and Lush

wooden dining table and chairs with thick garland of eucalytpus down the center with candles.
chairs // tapered candles // napkin rings (similar)

Create a neutral tablescape with a lush garland of seeded eucalyptus and silver dollar eucalytpus, complemented by white candles. Trader Joe’s typically has the best selection of fresh eucalyptus.

Woven placemats add warmth, and extra tall taper candles add an elegant look. The smaller pillar candles add the finishing touch, making this setup a beautiful Christmas table decor idea for those who love understated elegance.

5. Icy Blue Coastal

winter tablescape with baby blue glasses and lots of white.

For a non-traditional yet wintery look, use an icy blue and white color scheme. This idea is perfect for those favoring a coastal theme, bringing a white Christmas vibe to your festive tablescape.

The blue goblet (similar here or these stemless wine glasses) and napkins are the what really bring the tablescape together. Other than that, simple white dinnerware and a white tablecloth and some candles are all you need.

6. Subtle Wintery Blues

blue gingham tablecloth, wine glasses with gold rims and light blue napkins with a mini Christmas tree centerpiece.

Another take on the wintery blues theme, this idea combines subtle blue hues with touches of gold, complemented by a blue and white plaid tablecloth. It’s a beautiful way to incorporate the holiday spirit with a color pop.

I found similar gold rimmed wine glasses and gold votive candle holders. HomeGoods is usually a great place to find an affordable table cloth similar to the one pictured.

7. Elegant Simplicity

simple white tablesetting with vase of  greenery, white flowers and red berries.

A simple yet gorgeous centerpiece idea is to use a vase filled with greenery, white roses, and red berries. This elegant and chic setup is a perfect way to create a beautiful Christmas table setting with minimal effort.

8. Mini Wreaths at Each Place Setting

mini wreath sitting on a plate.
similar plates // woven placemats

Add a festive greenery touch by placing mini wreaths at each place setting. This simple Christmas table decoration is a perfect starting point for a beautiful table.

You can do this with any greenery you have in hand – even a sprig of rosemary tied with some twine.

9. Rustic Woodland Effect

tablescape fulled with greenery and pinecones.

Layer cedar and pine garland down the center of the table, adding pinecones, gold ornaments, tall tapered candles and brass candlesticks for a rustic, yet elegant feel. Use pinecone napkin rings for a cohesive and natural look.

10. Blackwatch Plaid with Greenery

dark tartan tablescape with a lush green garland and lots of tapered candles.

Use Blackwatch plaid or another similar dark tartan for an eye-catching look, combined with lush greenery as the table runner. Gold and rattan accents can enhance the festive atmosphere.

11. Paper Christmas Trees Centerpiece

colorful mini paper Christmas trees on a dining room table.
pastel plates // colored tumblers

Create a colorful and fun centerpiece with paper Christmas trees. This is a great way to involve kids in DIY Christmas table decorations and add a playful element to your table. You can make it as colorful as you want, or stick to a single color to make your decor. If you’re having a separate kids table, this would be a great idea, too.

12. Traditional Elegance

garland down the center of a table with cranberries and pillar candles on wooden bases.

13. Vintage Touch with Poinsettias

poinsettia plant in a raised urn in the center of a table surrounded by place settings and pink goblets.
pink goblets

Incorporate a traditional poinsettia for a vintage feel. Pairing it with pink creates a striking and unique Christmas table.

14. Candy Canes for Each Guest

pink striped plated with a white and gold dinner plate topped with a candy cane.
similar dinner plates // pink glasses

Last, but certainly not least, a simple candy cane tied with a ribbon or a piece of raffia at each place setting is a sweet and easy way to add a festive touch.

Final Thoughts

Incorporating these ideas into your holiday tablescape can create a beautiful Christmas tableau that reflects your personal style. Don’t forget to add little touches like cloth napkins, festive candle holders, and maybe even some fairy lights for that extra sparkle. Happy holidays, and enjoy creating your favorite Christmas table!

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  1. Sherene McDonald says:

    Hello Jenna,
    These tables are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I am also obsessed with interior decorating My goal is to one day turn that dream into reality.

  2. These are all stunning, Jenna! Thanks for such great inspiration! I just put out some hurricanes with white candles and cranberry vase fillers…so pretty!