25 Elegant Christmas Table Decorating Ideas For A Festive Holiday


Create an elegant Christmas table this holiday season with simple decorating tricks that will transform your space from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether you are hosting dinner for two, your entire family, or a large party of guests, we have you covered with a festive array of dining tablescapes.

Each of these holiday tables features decorating ideas for Christmas centerpieces and place settings that will be sure to delight your guests for an unforgettable dining experience. Underneath each of the images are further details to DIY your own table, along with links to the sources. Continue below to see our collection of elegant Christmas table setting ideas to help you get inspired for your own holiday table decor.

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1. Christmas Table. This traditional Christmas red and green table features an array of decorations as the centerpiece. This includes pine branches, holly, large pine cones, and red taper candles for ambiance. The table settings repeat this same theme with red napkins tied with twine, securing a pine branch and a cinnamon stick. (via @jeanettefotono for @drommen_om_laftehuset)


2. Beautiful Christmas Inspiration. If you have extra ornaments from your tree, add them to your table centerpiece for some continuity and holiday elegance. (via @villaglosli)




3. Ornaments Decorated Chandelier. Add an elegant touch to your dining table by hanging cut pine branches from your chandelier. Securely suspend tree ornaments from the branches using fishing wire for elegance and some color. (via @annes_leilighet)


4. Christmas Eve Table Setting. This beautiful dining table features a centerpiece of Paperwhites in mercury glasses, candles, branches, and a white poinsettia. Doilies on the chair backs add some texture and visual appeal. (via @livetpalahaugen)


5. Lighted Wreath Chandelier. This elegantly styled table features a centerpiece of pine branches, pine cones, white roses, moss-wrapped Amaryllis bulbs, and red taper candles. Layer in some battery-operated string lights for evening ambiance. The finishing touch is a lighted wreath suspended from the ceiling, acting as a chandelier. TIP: Hang the wreath with fishing wire and a Command Hook. (via @stylebymll)




6. Fresh Elements DIY Centerpiece. This natural centerpiece idea uses fresh elements. Simply fill Mason jars with Epson salt, fresh cranberries, and freshly cut juniper branches. Alternate with Mason jars filled with Espon salt and candles. (via Yellow Bliss Road)


7. Festive DIY Centerpiece. Mercury trees, pine cones, oranges, and string lights adorn the centerpiece of this festive table. Delicious butter tarts are set on the side, ready to serve for dessert. (via @lidwine_c / @elodie_s_bakery)


8. A Magical Ambiance. Create a warm and magical ambiance this Christmas with the smell of pine from a nearby tree and a DIY chandelier. A beautiful white porcelain dinnerware set is complimented by linen and cotton napkins and crystalline glasses made in Europe. The oiled oak dining table is also made in Europe. (via @alinea)


9. Elegant Christmas Table. This stunning Christmas table is full of grace, refinement, and elegance. A simple centerpiece features pine branches, various sizes of candles, and glassware. Beautiful crystalline glasses are made in France. (via @alinea)


10. A Very Country Christmas. This cozy and homey Christmas-decorated table features simple decorations of a centerpiece of candles and a tray with paperwhites. (via @livetpalahaugen)


11. A Cozy Christmas Feeling. Create a magical holiday dining experience with traditional red and green mixed with pops of gold for a gorgeous combo. Swags on the back of the dining chairs and ornaments at each place setting add unique touches that will delight your guests. TIP: Add holiday decor (or candy) at each place setting for your guests as a dinner party table gift. (via @frontgate)


12. Large Holiday Dinner Party. If you are having a dinner party with lots of guests, set up an extension table (or two smaller folding tables concealed underneath a tablecloth) in the living room with comfortable seating on your sectional sofa. This idea is perfect for those residing in a small house, condo, or apartment. A deer candle holder is adorned with pine branches for the centerpiece of this table. (via @marzena.marideko)


13. Beautifully Decorated Festive Table. This party table provides an intimate dining atmosphere that can be shared with family or friends. A centerpiece of lighted trees, pine branches, red candles, mercury glass candles, pine cones, and string lights creates a magical dining experience. (via @alinea)



14. Vintage Christmas Table Setting. This holiday season, try repurposing antiques as dining table decorations. This table is adorned with second-hand treasures for an elevated yet stately appeal. Brass plates are complemented by glassware with a brass trim and brass candlestick holders. Layer in a wood dough bowl filled with pine branches and a pot of fresh white Christmas Amaryllis flowers. (via @brekkagaard)


15. A Cozy Country Christmas. Elevate your dining table with a DIY wreath chandelier featuring green pillar candles, pine branches, and dried orange slices suspended from the ceiling. A vase filled with fresh holiday flowers adds a simple yet decorative element to the dining table centerpiece. (via @hverdagslykkelise)


16. Casual Holiday Dining. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two with this warm and rustic dining room decor. All you need to spruce up your space for Christmas is some pine branches, a small tree in a crock, some cozy hearts hanging from the window or a light fixture, and Santa’s elves. (via @hverdagslykkelise for @braatan_1728)


17. Natural With Touches Of Red. Place a garland of pine branches down the center of your table for a natural look. Layer in red ornaments and brass candle sticks with white taper candles for ambiance. Cozy textures are added onto the bench with blankets and fur throws for warmth. (via @littlehouseonchestnut)


18. Cozy Christmas Vibes. Pine branches are used for both the centerpiece and chandelier in this cozy dining room. Layer in some brass candlesticks with white taper candles, stars, and mercury Christmas trees. The chandelier is from @wayfair. Grounding this space is an area rug from @boutiquerugs. A Christmas tree in the background adds to the overall magic of this dining area. (via @cozyoncottoncreek)


19. Woodland Christmas Tablescape. This dining was turned on the diagonal to create a new look. A color scheme of browns and greens has a natural, earthy aesthetic. Pine branches and pine cones are intermingled with burlap-covered small trees and elevated candlesticks for ambiance. (via @julie.thedesigntwins)


20. Beautiful Table Setting. A wooden simple tray is used as the centerpiece for this table, which can easily be taken off when guests arrive or dinner is served. Add a vase of holiday flowers or a pine branch in a milk jug and Amarylis bulbs in a crock for some holiday cheer. You can also add some holiday snacks on the tray to serve before dinner. (via @hverdagslykkelise)


21. Christmas In The Kitchen. If you don’t have a formal dining room, your kitchen table can be beautifully decorated to host a cozy holiday dinner party. A garland is used for the centerpiece of this table, along with a deer candle holder. On the backs of the chairs, ribbon secures gold bells and branches for a festive touch. (via @marzena.marideko)


22. Beautiful Vintage Farmhouse Christmas. This dreamy dining room features simple table decor that includes a pair of deer and some pine boughs. The flocked Christmas tree is from @kingofchristmas. (via @joyhouseinteriors)


23. A Plaid Table Runner. A wooden dough bowl centerpiece is filled with frosted branches, pinecones, and white pillar candles. The snowflakes hanging from the chandelier are from @kirklands, while the garland wrapped around the chandelier is from @summersmarketba. Set each place setting with wood slices (can be found at World Market), layered with red and white plates and red and white striped napkins. (via @somutschlove)


24. Simple Christmas Tablescape. This simple yet elegant table setting features a black and white palette with touches of gold and natural greenery. The garland centerpiece is from @afloral, while the black candlesticks are from @potterybarn. (via @thecozyfarmhouse)


25. Simple Yet Elegant Christmas Table. This festive yet cozy dining table features a fabric runner layered with pine branches, red roses, gold ornaments, gold taper candles, and string lights. The knitted blanket with pom poms is from Tuesday Morning. The wall paint color is Iron Ore SW 7069 – Sherwin-Williams. (via @lifebyleanna)

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