15 Christmas Table Setting Ideas You’ll Want to Copy This Year

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!)

15 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. One mason jar is filled epsom salt on the bottom (taking up about the bottom third of the jar), with a white candle on top.

A second styled mason jar uses the same amount of epsom salt, with the top portion of the jar filled with cranberries and garnished with some green juniper on top. I love this design!

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.

These miniature ‘Winter Pine Tree’ figurines from Amazon could be the perfect addition to your Christmas table runner this year (and they’re less than $20!).

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

Go for a whimsical Christmas table look with these cute copper mugs (Amazon) and a wood bead garland (Amazon). The natural wood look of the beads and the shiny warm copper tones pair nicely. 

10. Farmhouse Style Christmas Table

Create a farmhouse style Christmas table with this 12″ wide jute runner from Amazon and my favorite brass candlesticks (Amazon). The jute runner and candle sticks 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.

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 macrame 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 SugLife on Amazon (apply the coupon on for extra savings!).

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’ group candles and sprigs of greenery atop a cake stand for an easy Christmas table centerpiece.

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!

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.

Simple Christmas Table Setting Ideas

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1 comment

Kathy CARPENTER November 21, 2019 - 1:29 pm

Thank you for the inspiration!!!! I tried going to Hobby Lobby for ideas, but there were WAY TOO MANY…I like starting here! I’m going to TRY to “recreate” one of your examples!!!!

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