43 Beautiful Christmas Table Settings & Centerpieces

Table your tired setup, and try one of these fresh and festive ideas instead.

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We're willing to bet that some of your friends and family's favorite holiday memories happened at the dinner table. Set a memorable Christmas table this season with these holiday decorating ideas. From stunning Christmas centerpieces to place settings and more table decorations, our tablescapes are sure to sparkle—and spark some special moments.

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Peppermint Party

A candy cane-inspired display makes for the sweetest setup. To make the place cards, bend 7-inch-long pieces of into a candy cane shape. Attach lengths of rosemary with . Cut card stock to size and use a to stain edges, then write names with a . Punch a hole in one corner, thread through hole, and tie around "candy cane." To make the ribbon runner, secure differing widths of , , and on the diagonal to a burlap runner with strips of .

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Red and White Vase

Enlist your kids to help with this color-coordinated Christmas craft. Begin by placing a , and fill the gaps between the two and . Then, simply fill the inner container with a mix of anemones, garden roses, and evergreen sprigs.

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Vintage Wonderland

With this reclaimed centerpiece, a 1960s Holly Beverage Co. filled with adds a touch of festive cheer to the dining nook. The area is furnished with an antique table—which was actually bought at the Ikaroo Fair!

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Silver Bells Candle Centerpiece

You know what silver bells mean—it's Christmas time! Dress up your table in holiday style with shiny candlestick holders that resemble baubles and bells.

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5-Minute Garland Centerpiece

With fresh and fragrant greenery, red berries, and glowing candles, this elegant combination has all the ingredients for a merry gathering.

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Mercury Glass Tablescape

Make your table shine bright with all sorts of mercury glass pieces that beautifully reflect the warmth and glow of burning candles.

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Pomegranate and Cranberries

Pick up some rich red fruits and berries during your grocery store haul for Christmas dinner, pair it with fresh or faux eucalyptus, and consider your holiday table decorating done.

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Inexpensive Festive Finds

Save money and make a large table feel full by arranging a variety of pieces foraged from the outdoors like a cut tree branch, bunches of fresh pine, and vibrant winter berries.

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French Country Christmas Table

There's nothing more romantic than a little mistletoe and a string of sparkling lights around the holiday season—and both can be found in this pretty centerpiece.

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Birch Candle Arrangement

This simple setup requires just three types of pieces: birch candles, pinecones, and fresh greenery. It doesn't get much easier than that!

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Red Truck Centerpiece

With its gingham base, array of bottlebrush trees, and rustic red truck, this tablescape proves there's nothing more fun than Christmas in the country.

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Neutral and Metallic Table Setting

Create a beautiful base for your Christmas table setting by layering a burlap cloth and wood slice under your dinnerware, and finish the arrangement with a piece of greenery plucked from your centerpiece.

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Outdoor Christmas Table Idea

If it's warm enough, why not set a Christmas table outside? The wooden nesting houses from Joanna Gaines's Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection serves as a cute centerpiece, while hot chocolate and throws at each place keeps things cozy.

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Copper Christmas Centerpiece

Who knew playing with copper pipes could create such a stunning centerpiece for the Christmas table?

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Christmas Breakfast Table Setting

A strip of black and white window pane fabric straight from the store serves as the foundation for this cute Christmas brunch setting. No sewing required!

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Cedric Angeles
Simple Holiday Table

This designer keeps the dining room table in her historic Tudor house simple for the season with a blue runner, brass candle holders, and antlers.

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Christmas Tree Napkin

For an extra festive touch at the table, fold napkins into trees.

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Annie Schlechter
Plaid Prints

This Cape Cod homeowner used complementing tartan patterns to dress up her dining table for the holidays. In addition to plaid blankets, layered here as tablecloths, you can also mix in more pattern with dishware and napkins.

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Old and New

An eclectic mix of collectibles, vintage treasures, and plenty of bottle brush trees in various shades of green add color to the top of the dining table in this Midwest farmhouse.

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Jean Allsopp
Hanging Greenery

A weathered wood crate centerpiece brings good tidings to the table.

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Victoria Pearson
Festive Scene

Serena Thompson's attitude about centerpieces: "Don't overdo it." In the dining room, she paired loose sprigs of greenery (in sap buckets, no less) with her collection of toy deer and bottlebrush trees.

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Cozy Centerpiece

Fill a glass compote dish with fresh clementines, pine boughs, and candles for a display that smells as good as it looks.

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Bursts of Greenery

A long table features an unexpected centerpiece of live miniature trees and dried rose hips in a galvanized tub. Bright gifts serve as place cards, and lush garlands line exposed shelves.

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Aromatic Centerpiece

Display pine boughs, pinecones and oranges dotted with cloves on a silver tray for an easy but eye-catching centerpiece.

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Mason Jars in a Row

To craft the centerpieces for her dining room table, blogger Kristin Bergthold used cranberries, juniper, and a layer of Epsom salt.

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Woodland Centerpiece

A small white deer stands out beside rosemary, pinecones, and birch bark candles.

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Red and Green Hues

Leyland cypress, mercury glass votives, and pinecones lend a rustic yet festive air to this Christmas table.

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Wood Box

A handmade wood box not only creates a focal point in a dining room, but can also be easily used throughout the rest of the year as table decor.

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Mini Cranberry Wreath Place Cards

How adorable are these? They're easy to make—just string cranberries onto a piece of wire, twist the wire around, add pieces of tree trimmings, and attach flag-shaped kraft paper tags onto each one.

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Red and Gold Easy Christmas Centerpiece

This is a quick and simple way to make a stunning centerpiece for your Christmas dinner table.

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