Christmas tablescaping ideas to nail hosting this season
Posted on 3rd December 2022
Listen closely, can you hear the sleigh bells ring? Christmas is soon approaching and I can hardly contain my excitement for this festive season anymore. Can you?
First of all, it’s finally time to kick off the festive month here on These Three Rooms. Second of all, what better way to start than looking at Christmas tablescaping ideas? I am hosting Christmas dinner this year (no pressure), so researching these stunning setups will definitely come in handy.
From traditional foliage and tealight candles to holiday-themed napkins and bold centerpieces, get ready to be inspired for this festive season. So, picture rustic Christmas tablescaping ideas, simple Scandi-inspired decorations and glamorous tableware – yes, we’ve covered everything. Thus, happy scrolling!
Candlesticks can always add that traditional feeling to your festive table setting. Go for tall individual candlesticks or for a bold design, in gold or brass accents to warm up the scheme.
Who doesn’t love crackers this time of year, right? Decorate your festive dining table with this holiday favourite but place it on top of the plates as the focal point of your tablescaping design. Also, you can pop them on the side or create a special spot for them at the end of your table. From minimalist designs to bold patterns, you can find a set of crackers to match your scheme.
Treats and trinkets
As a symbolic gift, place a festive decoration, such as a special bauble, on your plate sets for your guests to take home and remember this holiday season forever. Or why not pop delicious gingerbread (or even better – a DIY gingerbread kit) on top of the napkins for a nice surprise?
A great Christmas tablescaping idea is to place holiday-themed napkins on top of the place sets. They can either match your festive tablecloth or be in a pop of colour that is found in your scheme. So, set them nicely on top of your plates and add a napkin ring or decoration for a statement look.
Stand-out foliage and Christmas centrepieces
You can never go wrong with Christmas foliage in your festive tablescaping scheme. Thus, choose traditional foliage with lots of red and green for a classic look or try a contemporary design with neutral tones and lots of pine cones.
Go for a minimalist theme this Christmas with a touch of greenery as your centerpiece, sophisticated glasses and monochromatic dinnerware. So, you can also place some tealight candles to warm up the scheme but also add that cosy feeling.
But show your dining chairs some love too…
So, where do you start? Grab some fabric, be it a linen napkin or a glittery material, seasonal greenery and festive tree decorations, and tie them together around your dining chair. Or why not go bold with stand-out dried foliage? Have fun with this and come up with your unique design.
If the answer is yes, then why not safely place foliage around the fireplace and rustic wooden coasters? So this way, you can take the party outdoors to enjoy some festive drinks.
In conclusion, there are lots of Christmas tablescaping ideas to get your creativity going, no matter your style. So, from simple and Scandi, to modern-glam or full-on rustic, remember to have fun and put a personal own twist on your setup.