A Christmas table decoration can be of any theme and color. You can go for modern, or traditional and a combination of both. Whatever theme you choose, one aspect that you must always keep in mind is elegance. Yes, a Christmas table setting must be elegant, sophisticated and inviting. Below is our collection of elegant Christmas table setting ideas, which will make your house stand out.
Elegant Christmas Table Setting Ideas
Outdoor Table Setting:
This out and out elegant Christmas table decoration is set outdoors, which is quite rarely seen during Christmas because snowfall generally hampers all the festivity. The decoration is kept very simple with wooden slices for plate holder and a potted plant centerpiece. A few clear baubles are also hung above the table.
The decoration of this Christmas table is kept minimal with just a handful of candles votives, and potted plants. The rest of the table is occupied only with plates, forks and napkins. There are a couple of Christmas tree centerpieces as well. All in all, this Christmas table is simple, yet elegant.
Loads Of Candles:
One of the easiest ways to make a table decoration elegant is by placing loads of candle on it. In this Christmas table setting, a wooden plank is decorated with plenty of candles in different shapes and sizes. Apart from candles, even pinecones and ornaments are used in this centerpiece. We think it’s a very easy to emulate idea.
Mini Christmas Tree As Centerpieces:
This all natural Christmas table decoration is elegant in every sense of word. A rustic wooden table is decorated with nothing but three potted Christmas tree. Tiny apples or pears are also scattered on the table. And we see a wooden plank too.
Candles And Vases:
In this Christmas table setting, we see nothing, but a platter of candle centerpiece. You can create the same by placing pinecones, acorns, dried flowers and pillar candles on a white platter. Apart from that, we even see a transparent vase filled with branches as a centerpiece.
Candles And Green:
As we told you before, if you want to make a Christmas table look elegant, incorporate loads of candles. And if you want to make it look even more sophisticated, decorate it with pine leaves table runner, as seen in the image. You can experiment with the greens if you want.
Black And Wood:
Black and wood can make a tremendous combination if you can do it well. In this image, a wooden table is decorated with black plates, black candles and a natural table runner adorned with walnuts and pinecones.
Make Use Of The Stars:
This black and white Christmas table setting is every bit elegant. We even loved the inclusion of wooden elements as wood goes nicely with both black and white. Furthermore, starry elements are also used in this decoration, for instance a star shaped bowl, housing tealight candle and star ornament.
Black And White:
The table runner is definitely the highlight of this table decoration. A table runner with wordings is placed against a stark white table cloth. The centerpiece is also pretty unique and can be made in just a few minutes. You just can make these glittery pinecones easily at home.
Wood And White:
Here’s another wooden table decoration and it shows how elegant a wooden Christmas table can look. The natural elements against a wooden table is making it look like a wildlife wonderland. And we even loved the idea of hanging doilies, snowflakes and stars from the ceiling.
Flowers can also help you create an elegant table setting, if you can manage to do it correctly. The one featured here is done very tastefully by incorporating lilies, berry branches, leaves, pine cones and foliage. You can even consider hanging snowflakes from the ceiling, as shown in the picture.
Magenta And White:
If you’ve been under the impression that colors do not create an elegant setting, you need to look at this idea. Colors are not haphazardly used in this setting. The magenta baubles are used very strategically in this setting. The centerpiece itself is made by stacking ornaments and pine leaves in a white platter.
Who said rustic ideas cannot be elegant? Just look at this picture, for example. The black checked table runner screams rustic, but is high on style and elegance. And the wooden chargers are creating an unparalleled table setting. The green colored glasses are definitely a wonderful addition.
Here’s another example of plaid and it’s looking even more elegant than the previous one. Two primary shades from the table runner are used for the entire table setting in different elements like ribbons and plates. Even the centerpiece is done primarily in red and white.
An Elegant Place Holder:
Who would have thought that a material as cheap and insignificant as brown paper bags can look so beautiful on a holiday table? Yes, brown paper bags are transformed into placeholder by decorating it with fine elements and adding the name of the guests on it. A few seasonal elements like candy canes and pine leaves are giving the pops of color.
While creating an elegant Christmas table setting, you need to break out the finest of chine tableware as well, something as you can see in the picture. When doing the setting, place a salad plate on top of the two or three other plates to make the setting look elegant. The florals and berries are also used for decoration purpose.
Instead of throwing the napkin carelessly on the plate, you can arrange it neatly by folding it in the shape of Christmas trees. The name cards, made from scrap papers would work as the trunk. Isn’t that a stylish way to help the guests find their spot.
A Pure White Setting:
Celebrate a white and elegant Christmas with your family by setting your table in the similar way. Monochrome florals, miniature marshmallows and tiny gingerbread houses are used to create this white Christmas scene. The candles are placed in a line, which is looking very neat.
Black And Gray:
Who said black cannot look festive? Show the picture to anyone who says this. Black and gray tableware are used in combination with white candles. The flickering candles and a bowl of walnuts are giving this setting a rustic touch. We even loved the idea of swapping wine glasses with coffee mugs.
Pear Name Card Holders:
Yes, you can also use ripe pears as name card holders. You just need to stick the name cards on pears and place it upon the plates. A pear centerpiece would also go very well with the theme.
Copper Candle Holders:
Use copper candle holders to add a modern and elegant style to this dreamy and whimsical Christmas table. We even loved the inclusion of bottlebrush trees in the decoration.
Use lights to the fullest if you wish to create a stunning and elegant Christmas table setting. The table decoration here is fairly simple and straightforward, but the excessive usage of lights is making it stand out.
Simplicity At Its Best:
Simplicity and elegance at at their best in this Christmas table setting. Nothing extra ordinary has been used in the idea, except for classy centerpieces and Christmas tree shaped napkin rings.
Place A Few Centerpiece:
If you’re not much into tinsels and ornaments, you can just use a handful of centerpieces and candles for your table decoration. You can even hang stars from the ceilings, as seen in the picture.
The metallic colors of the candle holder and tray is further complemented with glittery and whimsical bottle brush trees in varying sizes. Even flowers are used beautifully in this elegant Christmas table setting.
Hints Of Purple:
This reminds us of a fairytale with such a brilliant color combination of silver and purple. Purple is used very lightly on the table, in just strings and ribbons to be precise. Yet, it’s giving the right pop of color.
Pleasant And Sophisticated:
We’ve got an extremely pleasant and sophisticated Christmas table setting for you. It’s a pure white decoration with little inclusions of greens. It looks so pristine and elegant that people will feel scared that they might spoil it with food.
Gray And White:
Not just black and white, but even gray and white looks absolutely stunning. The table setting in the picture is exuding corporate and elegant vibes, which we just can’t get enough of.
Loads Of Candles:
Here again we see an overload of candles and it’s looking absolutely magnificent.
Lush And Beautiful:
How beautiful is this gold, white and black table setting? Isn’t it gorgeous?
A feast of red and gold
This festive table setting is so easy to do. Hang red and gold baubles from a branch placed in a vase, coupled with gold baubles and red cherries in your wine glasses. It’s sure to impress your dinner guests!
Decorative cardboard cutouts
These pretty pink and gold Christmas tree cutouts is both unique and pleasing on the eye. If your Christmas tree happens to be nearby, echo the color scheme with delightfully pink and gold star cutouts.
Cheerful red and white
This setting is perfect for a summer Christmas table setting. Pair red and white stripes with brightly-colored red flowers and foliage. Round off the look by elegantly wrapping white napkins in ribbon and greenery. No need to go overboard on decorating. Just by using simple decor and ornaments, you can get this simple yet divine Christmas table setting.
A striking display
Who says cupcakes stands are only for cake? Fill your favorite stand with red and gold baubles. Decorate a large tree branch with fairy lights and you’ve got a magical setting fit for a feast. You can also put those baubles around the table to extend the holiday vibe throughout the table setting.
Go modern in red and white
There are so many interesting Christmas ornaments and decorations to choose from. If you’ve opted for a red and white color scheme, these Christmas tree-shaped ornaments in silver and red will be the perfect fit for your table setting. Couple it with decorative serviette rings and a bowl of glass pebbles.
Red and white Christmas tree delight
Use a mini white Christmas tree as the perfect festive table centerpiece. Couple it with decorative white and red ornaments and serviettes to match, and you’re ready to have a very festive meal!
Traditional red, green, and gold
If you’re lucky enough to have red and gold wallpaper in your dining room, then this setting will fit in quite nicely. Think out of the box with painted pine cones and natural garland. It adds texture to this rich and warm setting. The chunk of red Candles surely add beauty to the Christmas table setting.
A very holly table setting
Incorporating candles and holly on a bed of natural Christmas foliage acts as the perfect centerpiece for your festive table. Echo the warmth by strategically placing candles near to your dining table. Christmas is also a perfect time to bring out all those precious china ware with holiday motif!
A modern wonder
Pairing different shapes of décor and ornaments on your dinner table can work perfectly well. From cutout snowflake hanging ornaments, to futuristic-looking candlesticks, the key here is to combine clean, modern edges to achieve this clean-cut design.
Incorporate bells in all shapes and sizes on your dinner table. Wrap your candles with smaller bells and lay a pair of pretty bells on your napkins. To make this setting even more cheerful and festive, pair it with candy stick-inspired guest gifts and sweets!
Tartan and flowers
Nothing says Christmas like tartan. Use this design pattern to great effect on your Christmas table setting. By using tartan ribbon coupled with large flowers, it adds the perfect festive touch. Complete the look with holly on a bed of gold-painted foliage.
A touch of class
If you’re not into traditional Christmas colors, then this silver and blue design is perfect for you. It also pairs well with a dark dining table set. Fill a large vase with blue baubles and match serviettes in your wine glasses with the cool color display.
A very cozy Christmas
This setting is perfect for a farm style kitchen/dining room. Starting with a tartan table runner as base, complete the look by adding lots of greenery, pine cones, holly and flowers. If you’re lucky enough to have a chandelier hanging over your table, echo the décor elements there.
Intricate candle designs
Candles come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Choosing a design, such as these Christmas tree-inspired ones, can easily transform your dinner table into the perfect festive setting. Couple it with loads of holly and brightly-colored tableware for the perfect finishing touch.
Sometimes you don’t need a lot of detail to create a big effect. By coupling a striking candle holder with oversized greenery and flowers, you can instantly wow your guests without trying too hard. Create a holiday vibe by using bright colors of red that will perfectly pair with the silver and glasswares.
An off-beat Christmas
Completely veering off the beaten track, this color combination is sure to grab your guest’s attention. Although not your traditional Christmas colors, it still creates a festive setting perfect for Christmas. Not to mention that you can also make used of those extra christmas balls lying around. Just couple it with few pine needles and you’ve got this trendy Christmas table setting.
This is a stunning look that leans towards the rustic, yet stylish, table setting. Incorporating a replica of an old pickup truck with snow-tipped firs, coupled with beautifully decorated plates, you set the scene for a fantastical Christmas dinner.
In great taste
These design elements create a classy, yet laidback Christmas table setting. To achieve this look you’ll incorporate natural elements, like pine cones and pumpkins. Pair it with beautiful candle holders and glassware to lend an air of sophistication to the overall look.
Natural Christmas tree design
Using the Christmas tree as your inspiration, decorate your table with three small mini trees. Couple it with natural elements such as wood and hessian, and you’re ready to enjoy your laidback, no frills, Christmas dinner. This will surely make a good christmas table setting to your dining.
Go bold and completely tartan with this table cloth. Don’t stop there! Use tartan napkins to complete the look, and incorporate natural elements like wood, pine cones, and holly, which marry perfectly with the bold design! This is a perfect time to use those wooden chops as part of your Christmas table settings!
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