25 Days of Christmas Tablescape Ideas

So much of Christmas celebrations revolve around the family table, so doesn't it deserve to be dressed for the festivities? We've rounded up 25 of the top Christmas tables we could find to help inspire your table's look this holiday season.

From rustic country to metallic elegance to classic evergreen looks, there's a tablescape here to fit everyone's personal style!


  • Warm, inviting, yet special and elegant, this Christmas table blends formality and comfort like no other I've seen. Gold chargers, cutlery, votive candles and scattered ornaments at each setting offer a richness that a Christmas table deserves, but the tartan linen they all rest upon gives the entire look a homey feel. Regardless of what you're serving, I'd be hard pressed to walk away from the table with a look like this!

    Image via The Brides Cafe

  • You can't go wrong with a silver and gold color combination for your Christmas table. It's the easiest way to add holiday flair to your design and also gives you a flexibility you wouldn't neccesarily have otherwise - I love the ecclectic feel these sorts of table have! Melissa designed a festive table that incorporates so much detail without having to work too hard to do so!

    Image via The Inspired Room

  • I'll let the fabulous lines of these plates do most of the talking, but I will say one thing. If you can only use one other thing to dress your table for Christmas, use evergreen! How fantastic is this lively evergreen table runner?

    Image via Villeroy and Boch

  • Here in the northeast we don't think warm and beachy at Christmastime - unless we're trying to escape the bitter cold and snow. What I love about this coastal Christmas table is how richly winter and festive it looks, all while still incorporating classic seaside details. Starfish and cranberries can work together!

    Image via Coral and Coast

  • No, it may not be your typical Christmas table, but this purple and red look is incredibly rich, fun and festive nonetheless. Give it Christmas flair with sparkly purple and red decorations and you're all set!

    Image via House to Home

  • We got creative with burlap quite a bit this year, so when I saw this simple and all natural looking Christmas table at In My Own Style I got excited. Diane, the designer over there, is known for her gorgeous looks for less and this table is just one example of that impressive talent. Paper snowflakes lie beneath each setting's glass plates, while chunky glass votives in the center of the table bring a touch of icy elegance to the set up. So simple, yet so lovely!

    Image via In My Own Style

  • I spotted this elegant Christmas table set for two over at Bower Power, a blog I happen to love, a few years ago. Katie actually has a few ideas for a couple, but this was so romantic, elegant and simple to recreate thanks to all those lovely taper candles and pretty place settings. So much of this is great, but her use of assorted glasses versus formal candle holders adds a touch of comfort to this wintry table.

    Image via Bower Power

  • Blue and brown color combinations are becoming a popular choice for Christmas decorations and this table pulls it off perfectly. Again, an evergreen runner proves unbeatable at giving any table a Christmas feel and the sprinkles of gold and pinecones are ideal accents.

    Image via The Guardian

  • The simple elegance of this Christmas table is what makes it so lovely. Bright, airy and a stark contrast from warmer red hues, Cassandra's designed a winter wonderland I’d love to sit down to. The clustered metallic Christmas trees are chic and cool, but the striped tapered candles and gold votives add a touch of warmth to the table.

    Image via Coco + Kelley

  • Talk about a great buy! This Christmas table is all about that amazing tablecloth so far as I'm concerned, though the cute polka dot plates are a close second. Modern tree decorations and a bit of metallic berries are the only elements that declare this is a Christmas tablescape, but they do it elegantly and condfidently.

    Image via Nyla Free Designs

  • All you need to recreate this next Christmas tablescape is a nice long dining table, silver candelabras, votive candles and a natural evergreen runner. It’s simple, elegantly festive and leaves plenty of room on the table for all that delicious Christmas food you’ve cooked up!

    Image via Belgian Pearls

  • There's a lot that I love about this Christmas table, but I absolutely adore Marian's brilliant idea to use old Christmas sheet music as a placemat. It's the cleverist, simplest, most festive Christmas decoration I've seen recently and I'm dying to give it a try.

    Image via Miss Mustard Seed

  • For a more intimate holiday gathering, like one where your living room and dining area are the one and the same, consider a set up similar to this. Stage a buffet spread on a longer table with a look that's an extension of your room. Though you sacrifice space, you'll have a pretty darling space that's extra cozy and festive to celebrate in!

    Image via Interiorholic

  • Don't let the incredible length of this table distract you from the details here. I'm such a fan of the "peace" motif throughout this design - from the little paper doves on each chair to the oragami centerpiece and soft lighting, it's by no means a simple tablescape, but one that instantly invites and inspires a celebration.

    Image via Ikea

  • Chevron patterns were all over this year, so why not consider incorporating the trend into your Christmas table? Paula designed a pink chevron patterned printable set (say that 10x fast) for a kids table that's fun and festive without being too stuffy or requiring additional purchases.

    Image via Party Like Paula

  • Minimal it may be, but this next Christmas table is anything but boring. I love how the plates and platters compliment the chairs around the table and while it's not overly decorated, this table is artistically set for Christmas.

    Image via Get it Cut

  • A gorgeous wooden table is something I hate to see hidden. I love how Wendy keeps her table simple, yet classic with her square placemats, everyday plates and a festive napkin setting. The addition of not one, but two sets of tapered candles add a special formality to the Christmas look. Such a simple, well designed setting anyone can recreate!

    Image via Old Town Home

  • One of the budget-friendly Christmas tables I stumbled upon, I love that Sherry went with two runners for her square table instead of turning to a tablecloth. Firstly, the runners give the table a more interesting, layered look and compliment the clean lines throughout the space, but also - they're a spring design! We're always saying repurpose what you've got and she does it so succesfully. The single white feather Christmas tree in the center finishes off the table simply, but creatively.

    Image via Young House Love

  • Contributor and designer of her own fabulous blog, Chris Nease designed a totally fun Christmas table anyone would love. I'm such a fan of how she transforms her look with paper! The candy cane like stripes are a pop of fun to the traditional formal designs and if that weren't enough, she adorned each setting with a Christmas tree cupcake.

    Image via Celebrations at Home

  • Our contributor Chris Nease knows how to add a whole lot of fun factor to the kids Christmas table decorations! Did you squeal when you saw her adorable snowman milk like we did? From the bright and festive red and greens to the candy cane napkin ring and striped plates at each setting, this Christmas table is one of our very favorites!

    Image via Celebrations at Home

  • Silver and blue isn't anything out of the ordinary at Christmastime, but robin egg blue and gold is less expected. The blue hue has a name you'd only expect to hear during the spring, but I found this Christmas table and immediately loved it because it just works so, so well. There's nothing overly complicated here, yet it's a glamorous look anyone can recreate thanks to Stephanie's how-to.

    Image via Couture Parties

  • For a soft, romantic and Victorian feel for your Christmas table, turn to designs like this to inspire. A soft and simple white runner, glass decorations and a pink, gold and cream color scheme are essential!

    Image via House to Home

  • Initially when I saw this Christmas table my mind thought, frosted spring. The yellow and gray color combination is such a hot trend right now and designer Camille brings Christmas to the décor with elegant wrapped presents at each setting, a soft, yet rich green runner and clusters of silver ornaments. 

    Image via Camille Styles

  • As a kid, I remember watching my dad set up our Christmas village on top of our china closet in the dining room. This Christmas table immediately brought back those memories – it’s so unexpected to see the church surrounded by snow flecked evergreen boughs at the center of the table, but this look from Heather Scott is quintessential Christmas in my book!

    Image via Heather Scott Home & Design

  • While some set their Christmas table elaborately, crafting centerpieces, napkin rings, place card holders and other little details by hand, there's something to be said for a simple, classic, red and green tablescape.

    Image via Daze of Grace

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