50+ Elegant Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Ugly sweater season is almost here — how exciting! These well-curated and elegant Christmas table decor ideas are sure to impress your guests and elevate your festive tablescaping game. 

Christmas is a season to be jolly and make beautiful memories with family and friends.

The easiest way to bring festive cheer into your home is to adorn it with decorations that reflect the season’s magic. Decorating the dining table is a no-brainer during Christmas.

Whether you plan to host your loved ones to a Christmas dinner or help them decorate their space, you can express your creativity by how you choose to decorate.

There are endless ideas when it comes it Christmas decor, so, it can it daunting to come up with something sophisticated and refreshing rather than kitschy

. To help you add an air of elegance to your dining table this Christmas, we have curated 50+ elegant Christmas table decor ideas.

We’ll also share some tips and things to avoid when decorating a Christmas table.

These insta-worthy Christmas decoration ideas will bring festive charm into your home like nothing else!

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1. Pick Out a Color Scheme

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2. Make it Warm and Inviting

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4. Draw the Eyes Up

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5. Add Festive Statement Pieces

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6. Use a Christmas Tree-Shaped Candle

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7. Enliven the Space With Flowers

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8. Make It Glamourous

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9. Add a Festive Touch With Gingham Napkins

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10. Use Festive Tablewares

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11. Place Gift Boxes on the Table

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12. Be Creative With Some DIY Christmas Decor

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13. Use Pinecones For Your Christmas Table Decor

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14. Give It a Modern and Sophisticated Look

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15. Use Tall Candles to Add Interest


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16. Bring in a Fresh Christmas Tree

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17. Ravish the Chandelier with a Wreath or Garland

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18. Do Something Groovy

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19. Use a Red Ribbon For Your Christmas Table Decor

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20. Go With a Red Table Runner


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21. Add Some Dramatic Flair

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22. Place Miniature Christmas Trees on the Table

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23. Maintain Your Home’s Original Character

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24. Use a Metallic Table Clamp to Add Decorations

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25. Go for a Rustic Look

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26. Add a Centerpiece

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27. Create a Moody Ambiance

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28. Embrace “Less is More”

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29. Make It Exciting With a Gingerbread-themed Table

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30. Add Red Accent With Candles

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31. Keep It Classy

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32. Bring Some Red Berries In

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33. Keep Clutters at Bay

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34. Embrace a Traditional Christmas Table Decor

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35. Add Style to the Napkins With a Knot Tie

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37. Use Tableware with a Matching Pattern

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38. Skip the Traditional Red Accent

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39. Add Some Flair to the Chairs With an Eucalyptus Swag Wreath

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40. Use Garland for the Christmas Table Decor

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41. Place a Christmas Tree in the Dining Area

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42. Embrace a Rustic Christmas Table Decor

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43. Add Lighting to the Garland

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44. Consider Plants in Woven Baskets

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45. Add a Statement Piece

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46. Consider Red Candles

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47. Use Miniature Nutcrackers for the Christmas Table Decor

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48. Place Two Christmas Trees

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49. Use Brass-Colored Tableware


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50. Bring in Some Fresh Roses

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51. Embrace the Chaos

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Things to Avoid When Decorating a Christmas Table

●    Forgetting to Clean First

No one wants to dine in a filthy space. So, start on a clean slate, literally! Clear out your dining table and give it a wipe using a damp cloth.

While you’re at it, you may also clean the dining room and the rest of your home before decorating for Christmas.

● Overcrowding

Keep in mind that the primary purpose of a dining table is for eating. Placing too many decor items and tableware can make the space unsightly and uncomfortable to dine in.

A minimalist tablescape is often easier to execute. Instead of overwhelming the table with decorations, decorate the walls or cabinets in the dining area.

● Forgetting Candles

Dining with candlelight during the holidays is a great way to add ambiance and a cozy feel to the space.

Whether red, white, or custom candles, they are sure to elevate the aesthetics of your festive tablescaping.

Remember to use it safely! Only turn it on while you’re dining and blow it out afterward.

● Not Adding a Centerpiece

Christmas table centerpieces are a great way to create unique and eye-catching dynamics.

Some common items that you can use for your centerpiece are a garland, vintage candle holder, flowers in a vase, and festive ornaments.

● Lack of Planning

You may want to avoid going with the flow if decorating isn’t your area of expertise.

Better planning equals better execution.

Start by gathering your favorite Christmas table decor ideas.

Before going shopping, pick a color theme and have a clear vision of the aesthetics you want to achieve.

● Using Jarring Tableware

You eat with your eyes first!

A tableware that exudes sophistication can infuse a high-level style into your Christmas tablescape. Bring out and make use of your finest tableware.

Consider using holiday-inspired napkins or napkin rings. A chic dinnerware enhances the dining experience for you and your guests.

It also sets the mood for special occasions like Christmas, as well as expresses your personal style

 

Happy Holidays and Enjoy Tablescapping! 

 

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