7 Tips and tricks

for a christmas tablescape

A Christmas tablescape is a beautiful way to bring the festive spirit into your home. It is an opportunity to showcase your holiday decorations with a centerpiece and other holiday decorations. With the perfect Christmas table, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your dinner guests and create lasting memories.

Start by selecting a color scheme for your table. You can use traditional Christmas colors such as red, green, and white, like I did here. You can also use a rustic theme, like I did with this Robert Frost-inspired New England tablescape. The sky is really the limit, so you can choose whatever colors or theme fit your style.

Start Shopping

Once you have a color scheme or theme in mind, you can start looking for accessories to decorate the table. Some great pieces to add to a Christmas table include tablecloths, place settings, and napkins. You can also include centerpieces like a candle holder, holiday vase, or other decorations. If you are going for a rustic feel, you can even add pine cones and other natural elements.

Choose a Tablecloth or Runner 

The foundation of any Christmas tablescape should be the tablecloth or runner. After cleaning off your table, choose a tablecloth or runner in a cheerful color or pattern, such as a classic red and white plaid or a modern gold and white print. This will act as the backdrop for the rest of your table decorations and will help to set the tone for the rest of the table.

Design Centerpiece

A great centerpiece for a Christmas table decor can be something simple, like a few candles and ornaments in a wooden bowl, or something more elaborate, like a floral arrangement or an evergreen garland. Whatever you choose, make sure it fits with the overall theme of your table and coordinates with the rest of your decor.

Create Place Settings

 I brought back my favorite chargers and white beaded plates from my entertaining essentials, but I added the red plate for a pop of color. The other items you’ll need at your place setting may be specific to your meal, such as a spoon if you’re serving soup or multiple drinking glasses if you have wines or a signature holiday cocktail. To each setting, add a holiday-colored cloth napkin. I chose a beautiful plaid napkin and added a napkin ring to give it a more finished look.

Add a Personal Touch

Consider adding a small decoration or gift to each place setting to accomplish this. A sprig of evergreen, a tiny ornament, or a mini seasonal figurine are all great options for the decorations. For the gift, a packet of hot chocolate or a box of homemade cookies, a small jar of homemade jam, or a tea towel would all make great options.

After you’ve set the table with the beautiful decorations, plates, and tableware, let the guests be the true centerpiece, and celebrate the holiday with your loved ones. Tap the link to read more and make sure to follow along with me on Instagram @ninahendrickhome! 

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