21 Amazing Ideas To Add Merriment To Your Christmas Dining Table


Add some holiday sparkle to your Christmas dining table this year with these centerpieces, place settings, and beautiful floral arrangement ideas. There are so many inspiring ways to decorate your table, whether you prefer a more casual aesthetic or wish to go all-out glam. When it comes to the holidays, there is so much to do, from decorating your home to finding the perfect gifts to place under the tree.

Last on the list is planning the dinner menu and decorating your dining table. Setting your holiday table should not be a stressful event, instead, you should focus on quality time with your loved ones and enjoy the magic of the season. To help you with your table planning, we have gathered together a collection of bright and merry ideas. Your tablescape does not have to break the budget to wow your guests. There are many creative ways to put together a stylish table setting.

Have a look below for some gorgeous centerpieces, Christmas place settings, floral arrangements, and table runners that are simple to put together. Many of these looks can be re-created with your own spin, such as changing out the color scheme or using fresh instead of faux garland. Below each of the images is further details and links to the original source if you need the full tutorials. Put on your favorite Christmas tunes to get you in the holiday mood and get ready to decorate!

Tell Us: Which one of these Christmas table settings do you find most inspiring and why in the Comments below!


1. Gorgeous Tablescape. This table garland is made using a bundle of greens from @provenwinnersdirect. A jingle bell paper scroll is layered with some red wrapping paper and candles, all ready for Christmas dinner guests. Some large bells provide the finishing touch. (via @thepickledrose)


2. A Very Farmhouse Christmas. Fresh cedar garland is used as the centerpiece of this long farmhouse dining table. Candles are cast aglow to celebrate the magic of the season. (via @azurefarm)


3. Deck The Halls. This pretty tablescape features a simple layering of white dishes, white taper candles, glassware, and gold accents. Pops of fresh greenery bring a festive touch to this magical table. (via @helennorman for @traditionalhome)


4. Beautiful Christmas Centerpiece. The table runner and most of the trees are from the Hobby Lobby, and the garland is from @piperclassics. All of the other table decorations were sourced from antique/thrift stores. (via @lakefrontfarmhouse)



5. A Stunning Centerpiece. This tablescape is so simple, yet so classy. A palette of white, black, and gold brings a beautiful aesthetic. Styling this table is a centerpiece of greenery sourced from @afloral. The candlesticks are from Pottery Barn. (via @thecozyfarmhouse)



6. Festive Dining Room. A centerpiece dough bowl is filled with fresh pine branches and large LED candles. A colorful plaid throw is used for the tablecloth, sourced from TJMaxx. The fresh wreath in the window is from Lowe’s, while the Christmas sign on the wall is from @willowhillsigns. On the chair, the “Jingle” pillow is from @kirklands. The tree is from @kingofchristmas, a 6 1/2 prelit Queen Flock Slim Tree. (via @hectormsanchezphoto for @simple_and_lovely)


7. Elegant Dining Table. This beautiful table is adorned with traditional red, white and green. Ornaments are tied to the napkins as a wonderful way to give your dinner guests a parting gift for an unforgettable evening. The dinnerware is from Lenox. (via @thefarmhouseproject)



8. A Winter Tablescape. The neutral hues on this table provide a warm and elegant aesthetic. On the table, a layering of various sized candle holders is from Utah-based @cominghomestores. The dinnerware, serving bowl and platter, flatware, and glassware are from Lenox. The same table was styled with the addition of Christmas red. (via @theoldhouseonmain)


9. A Whimsical Tablescape. This dining table decor is perfectly cozy and festive to keep the feeling of Christmas magic lasting all evening. The dishes are the Balsam Lane collection from Lenox and were used as the inspiration to style the rest of the tablescape, in hues of green, blue, and white. (via @beyond_gray)


10. Moody Christmas Table Decor. Accents of black, gold, and copper adorn this rustic wood dining table. Lit evergreen spheres cast a warm holiday glow next to the candles. In addition to using these to line your table, they can also be piled into a bowl or basket to add to your wintry wonderland table centerpiece. (via @potterybarn)


11. Cozy Dining Table. This Christmas, all you need is love. Cozy up to the fireplace with your dinner guests for some romantic ambiance. The layering of textures brings warmth to this table. The beautiful dishware is from @juliskaofficial. (via @traditionalhome)


12. Garland Draped Centerpiece. Add fresh or faux garland along the center of your table with pops of red using Christmas ornaments. Various sizes of taper candles add some holiday sparkle. Cozy blankets on the bench will help to keep your guests warm on a cold winter’s night. Layered dishware at each place setting awaits guests, where you could add small decorations for each guest to bring home with them… or name tags. (via @theboholakehouse)


13. Christmas Table Setting. This beautiful table features a neutral tablecloth, a fabric runner, sprigs of faux garland, frosted pinecones, small ornaments, and walnuts. Mercury and taper candles adorn the centerpiece for evening time ambiance. For the how-to video tutorial on how to put this table together, click on the provided Instragmmer’s link. (via @the_woodhouse_family)


14. A Rustic Elegant Table. Magnolia leaves, mossy greens, and burlap bring this beautiful table to life. (via @fishers.green.cottage)




15. Tablescape With Plaid Accents. A centerpiece of faux greenery, cranberries, red ornaments, and mercury candles from Hobby Lobby and Amazon. The cutlery is from World Market, while the dishware, wood chargers, and plaid napkins are from Pottery Barn. The rustic wood dining table is from @rcwilley. (via @countrygirlhome)


16. Festive Table Setting. For the centerpiece of this table, an inexpensive round taper candle holder is placed inside a pedestal bowl from @kirklands. The bowl is filled in with some festive picks from @hobbylobby. For the place settings, similar placemats are the cedar leaves placemats from @kirklands. Layer with red and white dishware. Add faux greenery to your chandelier for an added festive touch. (via @bridgewaydesigns)



17. Centerpiece Of Gorgeous Greens. The table centerpiece features terra cotta pots filled with beautiful greenery and Christmas deer topiary decor accenting either side of a bowl filled with pinecones and pomegranates. Similar deers can be found at Grandin Road. Fill in with springs of fresh or faux pine branches, cranberries, and fresh fruit such as red and purple plums. (via @latabledegiselle)


18. A Blue Christmas. When decorating your dining table for Christmas, select a color palette or a theme for your table. Your tablescape inspiration could begin with your favorite plate, such as this table. Notice how the blue and white color scheme of the plate is used on the tablecloth. The deers are also used for the table decor, and natural elements are picked up from the trees, as seen in the greenery. (via @kasa57_)


19. Gorgeous Garland Centerpiece. Adorn the center of your dining table with a faux garland accented with gold leaves, red berries, and string lights. This color palette is used for the rest of this table, with gold flatware, and layering of white and red plates. All sourced from Pottery Barn. Small presents are set at each place setting as parting gifts for your dinner guests. (via @potterybarn)



20. Copper Accents. For this holiday table, a mix of copper and mercury glass accents creates an inviting, warm glow. The centerpiece features a mix of faux garlands. (via @sanctuaryhomedecor)



21. Christmas Dining Table Decor. A theme of black, white, and red adorns this cheerful holiday table. Each one of the place settings is topped with the letter of the dinner guest, a tree decoration to bring home after the party is over. (via @puttingtheoinhome)

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