23 of The Best Christmas Table Decoration Ideas 2023

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Elevate your Christmas table this year with our fun and inspiring decoration ideas. The joy of Christmas is spending it with friends and family, all sitting round a table celebrating the festive season.

Add a sense of style and personalisation to your Christmas table to take it to the next level. 

Christmas Table Decoration Ideas 2023

1. Add A Farmhouse Feel With Red Stripes

Red and green should always be seen, especially at Christmastime! Introduce a pop of colour to your Christmas table with red.

A red and white striped napkin placed under each table setting looks effortlessly stylish and immediately evokes feelings of Christmas.

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2. Lean Into The Dark Side With Black Candlesticks

You don’t have to be conventional at Christmas, if your home is dark and quirky, follow the same theme when it comes to decorating for the festive season.

Black candlesticks and tableware make a big impact and add a dark edge to a Christmas tablescape.

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3. Create A Rustic Centrepiece With A Wooden Tree Stump

We love the idea of foraging for your own Christmas decorations. Not only is it a fun activity to do, but it’s also free!

A wooden tree stump works as a wonderful centrepiece for a Christmas table and it can be used to display various other Christmas items such as candles, baubles and miniature Christmas trees.

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4. A Cohesive Berry Red Scheme

Bring the drama with a full red berry scheme. Get creative and paint your own plates for a truly personalised feel and decorate the centre of your table with a berry garland.

Add height to your tablescape with tall tapered red candles.

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5. Combine Green & Gold For A Timeless Christmas Look

Christmas is the perfect excuse to add a big dose of glamour to your home. Green and gold is a timeless colour combination for the festive season.

Invest in gold charger plates and build up your Christmas place setting from there. Gold cutlery, candlesticks and baubles look great contrasted with a classic pine and eucalyptus garland.

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6. Add An Alternative Finish To A Tablescape With Pink

Pink may not be the first colour you think of when it comes to moodboarding your Christmas table. However, if you’re a fan of the colour you can definitely still incorporate it into your festive decorating. 

Pink candlesticks and a flurry of soft pink flowers looks beautiful among more traditional Christmas decorations.

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7. Create A Winter Wonderland Centrepiece

Rustic interior fans will love this idea. Create your very own winter wonderland in the centre of your Christmas table by foraging for pine cones and other green foliage.

Dot around ceramic Christmas trees and sprinkle with fake snow for a cosy festive look.

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8. Make A Centrepiece With Baubles, Candles & Trees

Utilise what you already have in the kitchen cupboards to decorate your Christmas table. Use a low vase or a fruit bowl and fill with your favourite baubles, candles and mini Christmas trees for a beautiful centrepiece.

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9. Use Long Tapered Candles For Visual Interest

Layering different colours, textures and heights on your Christmas table is important to create a balanced look and dynamic.

Long tapered candles are a great and affordable way of adding height to your table without spending a fortune. Add volume at the base of your candles with festive flowers and greenery.

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10. Make Christmas Table Settings With Handmade Christmas Biscuits

Add an extra special touch to your tablescape by decorating each place setting with its very own gingerbread biscuit. 

Not only will this look adorable but your guests will have a sweet treat to enjoy, too.

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11. Elevate Your Table Setting With Linen Napkins, Foliage & Dried Fruit

Forget paper napkins and invest in linen designs instead. This means you’ll be able to reuse them year after year – opt for a neutral colourway to make sure you don’t get bored of them.

Decorate linen napkins with dried fruit and foliage and secure using a piece of string.

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12. Use A Less Traditional Pink & White Scheme

Create a whimsical Christmas table with pink and white accessories. We love these super cute napkins pictured above – decorate with a glitzy Christmas tree dec and a pink cracker for extra sparkle. 

Pair a pink and white scheme with gold cutlery for an extra layer of glam.

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13. Combine Pattern For A Colourful Tablescape

Think outside the box when planning your Christmas table and introduce pattern into your scheme. A classic stripe or check never fails and feels totally classic and timeless.

Florals are also a great choice, especially in a red and green colour way.

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14. Top Tableware With Christmas Nutcrackers

Nutcrackers are synonymous with Christmas and will look at home proudly placed on a festive table.

Hunt down miniature nutcrackers to use as a place setting decoration, or create a visual impact by displaying larger nutcrackers in the centre of your table.

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15. Go For A Scandi Feel With A Neutral Colour Palette

Minimalist homes with a neutral colour palette can get involved with Christmas decorating, too. Go for a Scandi feel and pick up some paper tree decorations to display on your table. Beige, grey and black is a sophisticated colour combination.

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16. Design An Abundant Christmas Centrepiece with A Mixture of Real & Faux Foliage

Don’t feel like you have to commit to buying real foliage for your Christmas table that isn’t going to last. Invest in realistic artificial greenery that can be brought out year after year.

A mix of real and faux is a great compromise as you get the scent and texture of real greenery but you can bulk it up with artificial stems.

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17. Add A Touch of Gingham For A Classic, Farmhouse Style Look

A classic gingham print is quintessentially British and is a fabulous addition to a Christmas table. Contrast red gingham napkins and placemats with green crockery and glassware.

For an extra special touch, add a bejewelled napkin rug.

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18. Lean Into The Bohemian Trend With Rattan, Wooden Touches & Real Foliage

Adopt a boho scheme for your Christmas table this year. Rattan placemats are bang on trend and look fabulous dressed with festive touches.

Choose an array of natural materials such as rattan, wood and linen for a laid-back feel.

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19. Layer With A Table Runner For A Country Feel

It’s often the small details that make the biggest difference! Decorate your Christmas table with a table runner to add another layer of colour and texture.

Invest in a glitzy design that will bring an element of glamour to your tablescape.

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20. Combine Antique Brass, Hessian & A Frosted Garland For Farmhouse Style

Frosted greenery looks very pretty and festive especially when paired with a rustic hessian table runner and brass candlesticks. 

Carry on the frosted greenery theme throughout your home and opt for a frosted wreath and a frosted faux Christmas tree.

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21. Use A Red Bow To Complete Your Table Setting

Make each place setting look like a special gift by finishing it with a red velvet bow. Eucalyptus is a lovely touch as it has a really strong scent that will make your guests feel immediately festive. 

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22. Deliver A Regal, Sumptuous Colour Scheme With Navy Blue, Gold & Green

Rich bejewelled tones such as navy, purple and magenta are perfect for Christmastime. Pair navy napkins with gold napkin rings and a gold spray painted piece of real or faux fruit. 

Drape fairy lights around your table for a magical feel.

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23. Upscale Your Table With Gold, Green & White For A Touch of Elegance

Make your Christmas table exude glamour with a gold, white and green scheme. Gold cutlery is a brilliant staple for a sumptuous festive table and looks great paired with neutrals.

Baubles aren’t just for the tree, scatter some across your table for an extra Christmassy feel.

Which of these Christmas table decoration ideas will you be trying this year?

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Becca Cullum-Green

Becca Cullum-Green is a freelance interiors content creator and stylist. She fell in love with interiors when she landed her first job as an editorial assistant at a leading UK homes magazine fresh out of university. You can find her renovating her 19th-century cottage in the Suffolk countryside, consciously trying not to paint every wall with Farrow and Ball’s ‘Pitch Black’. Her signature style is a mix of modern design with traditional characteristics. She has previously worked for House Beautiful, Grand Designs, Good Housekeeping, Red, Good Homes and more.

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