These simple Christmas table setting ideas will give you tons of inspiration to create a beautiful Christmas tablescape this year. Get ready to pin these for the big feast!
We won’t be hosting Christmas dinner this year, but that hasn’t stopped me from browsing all of the pretty Christmas table centerpieces on Pinterest. I thought it would be fun to roundup some of my favorites and share them here in case you’re needing some table setting inspo!
Whether you’re going all out with name cards and fancy decor, or keeping it simple with just a touch of Christmas on the table, you’re sure to find some simple ideas for your Christmas table centerpiece this year.
Use these 15 tips to create a beautiful Christmas table to enjoy with loved ones. (Use the ‘Pin it’ button on each photo to save your favorites to your Christmas decor Pinterest board. Or click here to pin this entire post to refer to later!)
20+ Simple Christmas Table Decor Ideas
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1. Mini Wreath Napkin Rings
To spruce up your table decor for Christmas, try using mini wreaths as napkin rings. This is a cute way to add a little extra Christmas flair to your table setting!
And the best part – they don’t cost a lot. Check out the Amazon listing to see the current price on this 12-pack of 3″ mini wreaths (it’s under $10!).
2. DIY Mason Jar Centerpiece
Add a pop of red to your Christmas centerpiece this year with an easy DIY mason jar project. This centerpiece was created by ‘Yellow Bliss Road’ to spruce up her table with some holiday spirit.
The centerpiece is composed two mason jar designs that alternate down the length of the centerpiece. (I love using these jars from Amazon for DIYs.)
One mason jar is filled with epsom salt on the bottom (taking up about the bottom third of the jar), with a beeswax votive candle on top.
3. Wreath Christmas Table Runner
If you use this table runner as inspiration for your Christmas table runner this year, you’ll feel like a holiday decorating hero! The simple design – created by Mason de Pax – uses three pine wreaths around candles. Bells, twine, and pinecones complete the design.
If you need some candlesticks for your Christmas table runner, check out my favorite vintage brass candlesticks on Etsy!
4. Add Dimension & Height To Your Decor
Bring your Christmas table decor to life by adding tall snowy pine trees! I love how Erin (aka ‘Cotton Stem’) uses tree figurines to give this table runner design some extra dimension.
5. Mini Tree ‘Place Setting’
Sarah from ‘Life on Virginia Street’ takes a unique approach to decorating with mini trees. She uses a mini tree centered on each plate of all the place settings.
This idea is simple, but I love how the bold green pine pops against the stark white plates. This snowy ‘bottle brush’ tree set from Amazon would be perfect for recreating the design. The trees are 6″ tall (150mm) and come mounted on a cute wooden base.
6. Mercury Glass Candles
Lauren from ‘Bless’er House’ created this truly original Christmas tablescape design using mercury glass candle holders. The mercury looking finish adds an interesting detail that catches the eye.
Add some extra flair to your tablescape this year with these Eastland unique mercury glass pillar candle holders from Amazon.
7. Simple Garland Runner
Keeping a tablescape nice and simple is a great way to uncomplicate holiday decorating. This no-fuss garland runner with white candles, combined with a cinnamon sticks and holly place setting is the perfect way to decorate your table for the holidays without spending too much time or money!
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8. Make A DIY Garland
Making your own DIY garland can help keep decorating costs to a minimum! This easy DIY by ‘The Merry Thought’ uses rosemary sprigs, twine, and floral wire to create a really nice looking garland.
9. Copper Mugs and Wood Bead Garland
10. Farmhouse Style Christmas Table
Create a farmhouse style Christmas table with this 12″ wide jute runner from Amazon and my favorite vintage brass candlesticks on Etsy! The jute runner and candlesticks feel ‘Christmas-y’ paired with a pine garland, but they’re also perfect for year round farmhouse style without the garland!
11. Lantern Centerpiece
I love how ‘On Sutton Place’ creatively uses a lantern in the middle of a table centerpiece. It’s the perfect touch for your Christmas table decor!
Filling the lantern with birch candles and cranberries brings the festive look to life. This set of flameless birch candles (Amazon) would be perfect for this setup.
12. Boho Christmas Theme
Have a boho themed Christmas this year! Christina from ‘The DIY Mommy’ embraces the boho vibe with this Christmas table decor. To complete the look, she a macramé table runner layered with a green garland. It looks absolutely perfect!
If you like the the idea of sneaking some boho style into your holiday decorating, you’re going to love this affordable Macrame Table Runner made by SnugLife on Amazon.
13. Cake Stand Centerpiece
Using a cake stand as the base of a table centerpiece is one of my favorite decorating hacks! Check out how ‘frenchlarkspur’ groups candles and sprigs of greenery atop a cake stand for an easy Christmas table centerpiece.
Recreate the look with this white cake pedestal cake stand for less than $17!
14. Repurpose Ornaments
For a simple (and free!) Christmas table decorating idea, try repurposing tree ornaments that you aren’t using this year. I used a few sparkly globe ornaments to help my artificial fir garland (Amazon) get into the Christmas spirit!
15. Monochromatic Decor
You can test out a monochromatic look by using all white and black decor. For an extra pop of color, you can try mixing in some dark green by using a fir garland (Amazon) as a table runner. The contrast is amazing!
16. Candy Cane Centerpiece
Grab the mini candy canes that didn’t make it onto your Christmas tree and put them to use as a centerpiece.
Get the look by using two vases – a smaller one to nest inside a larger one (these ones from Amazon would work great). Place your flowers in the inner vase and fill the walls between the vases with everyone’s favorite striped holiday treat.
17. Gingerbread Place Card Holder
Swap out your usual place cards you use year after a year and instead, place gingerbread cookies on top of cloth napkins for a yummy festive vibe. Tie them with a pretty ribbon to finish the look.
To keep it from looking like a kids table, add some fancy stemware to each place setting. These wine glasses from Amazon have the perfect modern + classy look.
18. Rustic Charm
19. Simple + Modern Vibe
20. Winter Wonderland Christmas Table
Celebrate a white Christmas, no matter the climate. It’s so easy to make DIY snow covered pine cones, branches, and berries from fresh cuttings using craft glue and salt. (Use a flaky salt like this one for a more realistic look.)
Simply coat your object in glue using a cheap paintbrush and then sprinkle the salt on the glue coated surface to set the snow-dusted scene.
I hope these simple Christmas table setting ideas gave you some inspiration for your own Christmas table this year. Whether you go with something classic, modern, or unexpected – there’s a look that is sure to fit your style. Don’t be afraid to try out something new!
For more Christmas decorating inspiration, checkout all of my Christmas decor posts here.