5 Ideas for Decorating Your Christmas Table

During the holiday season, deciding just how you want to decorate your home can sometimes be a headache. To help you out, below you'll find five ideas for decorating your Christmas table.
5 Ideas for Decorating Your Christmas Table

Last update: 30 October, 2019

Are you expecting guests in your home during the holidays and want to surprise them? One of the best ways to go about it is by paying attention to the little details. That’s why we want to offer five ideas for decorating your Christmas table to create a magical and elegant setting.

Decorating your home for Christmas involves much more than putting up your tree and hanging ornaments. There are many more details that deserve your attention, especially the dining area where you and your guests will share your holiday meal.

When your guests see a beautiful and well-decorated table, they’ll feel welcome and appreciated. No detail will go unnoticed, and they’ll be sure to thank you for making the celebration so special.

Decorating your Christmas table, detail by detail

Choose the right color scheme when decorating your Christmas table

One of the main ideas for decorating your Christmas table should start with your choice of colors. The colors you choose are essential for an elegant presentation. You can use classic Christmas colors like red, green and white. Or you can mix some of these colors with gold or silver.

Navy blue and maroon are also perfect for mixing with metal tones in order to achieve a beautiful visual effect.

5 Ideas for Decorating Your Christmas Table

Choose a simple and elegant table cloth

At a glance, the table cloth is the first element that stands out on the table. Therefore, it’s important to be careful regarding colors and, especially, prints and patterns.

Normally, during this time of year, people tend to reach for table clothes with a Christmas motif. However, a tablecloth covered in poinsettias and spruce sprigs can end up looking too busy and excessive.

Therefore, you’re better off choosing a colored tablecloth that coordinates with the decorative items to place on top. This will give your table much more harmony. Here are two options to choose from:

  1. Use a solid-colored tablecloth without prints or patterns to accent the items you place on top.
  2. Choose a printed tablecloth, but use dishes and other utensils that are very simple.

Don’t forget about the napkins when decorating your Christmas table

One of the details that can really set your Christmas table decor apart is napkins. Besides setting out colored or printed napkins, you can also fold napkins into different shapes. Stars, Christmas trees, angels, etc.

Another way to decorate with napkins is to use ribbons and strings in order to tie them up with some golden ornament, for example.

“The fondest memories are made around the table.”

Everything looks better with candles

Candles on your holiday celebration table are a great way to decorate and help create a warm environment. Furthermore, you can combine them with centerpieces or any other decorative element.

You can choose the color of your candles according to your centerpiece, if you have one. Otherwise, use your dishes or silverware as inspiration. Remember to be very careful about lighting candles during your celebration, as fires and hot wax can cause problems.

5 Ideas for Decorating Your Christmas Table

Last but not least: Dishes, silverware and glasses

Just as we’ve mentioned above, it’s important that these items combine with one another and with your tablecloth. If all of these items follow that same color scheme, their coming together will be harmonious and elegant.  

You should also keep in mind that your dishes don’t all have to be exactly the same. Mixing different elements is a popular trend right now, so you can use different dish sets. Or, if you feel like that’s too risky, you can mix different glasses.

Lastly, keep in mind that you can create small details on your own. They don’t take a lot of time to achieve and will leave your guests smiling. So, whether you’re expecting a large crowd or just want to pamper your immediate family, let your imagination soar!



This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.