The best thing about wintertime? It’s Christmas party season! This also means it’s time to go through the yearly mental checklist: buying presents, trimming the tree, and making sure your home will look like a sparkling-clean winter wonderland before company arrives.
But what about your dining room table for Christmas dinner? Of course, the menu you’ve planned will be the star of the show, but these easy-to-make decorations and color palettes will be sure to impress guests when they sit down for the main course. Christmas table settings like a holiday-themed centerpiece, a handmade name card, or a floating candle will add some DIY flourishes to your big dinner. One or two of these decorations is sure to set the holly, jolly mood for your meal.
We’re willing to bet that some of your favorite holiday memories happened at the dinner table as you enjoyed your family’s company—and their most beloved recipes. This year, we’re encouraging you to relive and reinvent those memories with some beautiful Christmas table decorations of your very own. After all, setting a beautiful holiday table doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive, or time-consuming—nor should it be. Just like all of our other holiday decorating ideas and Christmas projects, the stunning Christmas centerpieces, place settings, floral arrangements, and runners we’re presenting here are easy to throw together. In fact, you can make quite a few of them with materials you already have right in your own home.
Of course, when it comes to Christmas tablescapes, it’s not just the plates, candleholders, and silverware that should sparkle. You want the conversation and company to be equally thrilling! Luckily for you, our best Christmas table setting ideas are so gorgeous, they double as conversation starters that are sure to spark some special moments between your guests. From a color-coordinated “peppermint” scheme to a pretty-and-plaid tablescape accentuated with cozy blankets, there’s a Christmas table decoration item here to catch the eye of even your most discerning family members.