16 Fabulous and Festive Christmas Table Setting Ideas

Set a gorgeous holiday table with these holiday-ready ideas.

minimalist holiday table with white runner and sprigs of natural elements

Thayer Gowdy

Use these Christmas table decorations as inspiration for all your parties this holiday season. Each Christmas table is packed with easy, inexpensive decorating ideas for Christmas centerpieces and holiday place settings.

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Natural Touches

thanksgiving table evergreen centerpiece and cranberry
Marty Baldwin

Entwine classic holiday greens with cranberry and wood bead garlands for an extra-festive Christmas table setting idea. Make your own tabletop garland in just four simple steps. Keep your Christmas dinnerware simple and elegant, and let the centerpiece shine.

Editor's Tip: Store the fresh evergreen in the refrigerator before use.

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Easy Greenery Centerpiece

minimalist holiday table with white runner and sprigs of natural elements
Thayer Gowdy

Greenery transforms a plain piece of fabric into an artful runner in under five minutes. Using a mix of materials (like pine and evergreen), trim sprigs to different lengths and add a few bright berries. Spaces between the sprigs create places for bottles of wine or serving dishes.

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Elegant Entertaining

Table Setting

Setting up a welcoming holiday table is as easy as adding seasonal accents to your existing decor. Here we used Better Homes & Gardens dishes and wine glasses to create a neutral tablescape that's accented with fresh holiday greenery and berries. Choose stemmed wine glasses and oversize glass vases to add height and interest. A playful Christmas tree platter adds a touch of holiday whimsy.

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Farmhouse Place Setting

simple winter place setting with evergreen sprig and sheep
Adam Albright

Add a fresh yet stylish look to your Christmas table with woven willow chargers and a basket filled with cotton and fir clippings. Finish each spot with a gold figurine and simple cream-colored pottery.

Editor's Tip: Use a classic gray-striped tea towel as an oversize napkin.

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Copper Christmas Table

green and copper table setting with lantern centerpieces
Adam Albright

Flickering lanterns, bottle brush trees, and vintage green dishes make this Christmas table setting idea as holiday homey as it gets. Simple white chargers and bold copper wine glasses add texture and color to the theme.

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Buffalo Check Table Decoration

black and white plaid holiday place setting with red mailbox
Adam Albright

Place a red toy mailbox at each guest's spot and fill it with your annual holiday card! Complete your playful Christmas place setting with a buffalo check placemat, napkins, and bright green bottle brush trees.

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Simple Place Setting

personalized Christmas place setting with snowflake dish
Adam Albright

Grain sack napkins, flocked pine, cotton balls, and white porcelain dishware are all you need to create this farmhouse Christmas table. Finish each place setting with a snowflake-shaped dish and a simple handwritten name card.

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Christmas Village Centerpiece

christmas village scene farmhouse dining room table
Adam Albright

Christmas villages aren't just for decorating your mantel! Bring them into the dining room to create a festive holiday centerpiece. Accent the village with colorful bottle brush trees, fresh greenery, and a simple cream table runner.

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Center Stage Display

dining room table Christmas candles
Joyelle West

If minimalist farmhouse style is your aesthetic, consider this rustic-meets-modern Christmas table. Plant paperwhites in low galvanized planters and place them in the center of the table. Scatter green glass bottles around to complete the scene.

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Woodland-Inspired Table

dining table with brass deer, candles, greenery and cinnamon rolls
Adam Albright

Break out your brass candlesticks and put them to use for a charming Christmas table setting idea. Arrange them around a fresh greenery garland, brass reindeer figurines, and a simple cake stand.

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Christmas Dining Room

modern Christmas dining room with pendant lights, trees and graphic walls
David A. Land

Don't stop at just the table! Create pretty Christmas chairs. Attach sprigs of evergreen to a wreath form with florists wire. Hang from each dining room chair using a colorful ribbon.

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Red and Black

place setting with pomegranate and eucalyptus leaves in black bowl, gold cutlery, and red plaid napkin
Lucy Ancheta

A trip to the market inspires this fresh Christmas place setting. Arrange bright red pomegranates in a simple black bowl to create a bold look. Add fresh greenery and tartan-print napkins to complete the table.

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Greenery Centerpiece

Christmas centerpiece with pomegranates and candles
Jay Wilde

When setting your Christmas table, don't forget the colors of the season. This is an easy Christmas decoration to make in a pinch. Simply add red pomegranates to a greenery garland and accent with brass candlesticks.

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Christmas Village

christmas place setting with chipboard houses
Adam Albright

A collection of cardboard Christmas houses adds festive cheer to this simple Christmas centerpiece. Arrange them on the table with colorful bottle brush trees and cut evergreen branches. Finish the display with patterned dishes and a mini house at each place.

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Silver Christmas Table

Dining table with Christmas décor
Kritsada Panichgul

Mix mercury glass votives with a table runner crafted from boughs of greenery to add a little shimmer and shine. This Christmas table setting idea is completed with a festive flower arrangement, varied vintage silverware, and candles.

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Easy Elegance

white hydrangea flower table centerpiece
Greg Scheidemann

Go formal without going over the top with these Christmas table decorations. Small touches of iridescent accents and embellished crisp linens give a fresh yet refined look. Circle a centerpiece of all-white flowers with a border of green and red apple wedges. This arrangement contains pale hydrangeas, seeded eucalyptus, and a handful of strategically placed gold ornaments.

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