Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Fantastic Christmas Tablescapes

Creating the perfect Christmas tablescape involves a tasteful layout of linens, flatware, and silverware. This may be challenging for those who are not confident in their design and styling skills, especially when there are many elements to consider.

Start by focusing on centerpieces that foster a festive mood at the dining table, and highlight spaces with creative designs on various tabletops. Here are a few suggestions on how to decorate your tables for Christmas.

Candles

Gather several round candles in different sizes on a serving tray and place them in the middle of the table. Candles shaped as Christmas icons like Christmas trees, Santa Claus, and pinecones contrast well with the variety of round candles.

Food

Grapefruits or oranges lined with peppercorns make for a refreshing display. Place them on a tiered tray with holly leaves and evergreens to achieve a seasonal ambiance. You can also use peppermint candies instead of fruits for a sweet spectacle.

Twigs

Tall and skinny twigs in a clear glass vase provide an earthy and elegant quality in a dining table display. Place the vase at the center and decorate the rest of the table with flatware, plates, and plain napkins.

Topiary

Create two-foot high topiaries using round-headed flowers such as carnations or camellias, and accentuate them with miniature Christmas balls. This particular centerpiece gives off a stylish but homey atmosphere to your house. You can also use poinsettias, as well as seasonal greenery like fir, holly, and evergreen.

Ornaments

Fill big, clear wine glasses with small Christmas ornaments like glittered stars, tiny glass balls, or dried greenery, and place them on different parts of a dining table. This offers an interestingly colorful variety for your table display.

Small trees

During important gatherings, small potted Christmas trees are a charming display next to each table setting. It adds a nice personal touch and your guests can take them home as tokens from a delightful dinner at your house.

Centerpieces may be the focus of your dining table, but you can also decorate it further with attractive runners, a shower of Christmas confetti, and randomly placed pinecones and berries.

These suggestions are only the beginning of how you can create playful tablescapes. Let your imagination and creativity run free as these sophisticated displays are abundantly enjoyed and appreciated. Happy decorating!

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.