Part of the fun of hosting holiday dinners is getting to add all the glitz and glamour you want to your tablescape. A gorgeous table setting is the perfect accompaniment to your delicious menu. There are tons of clever ideas to incorporate found nature items, thrift store finds, and some basic home decor items to set a beautiful table that will get any of your guests into the holiday spirit.
So this holiday when you’re planning your meal, consider some of these amazing ideas for inspiration for your holiday table.
1. Winter Greens And Reds
This creative host used a mixture of winter greenery and candles to add rustic beauty and the smells of the holiday to their Christmas tablescape. Instead of traditional napkins they used a mix of plaid flannel fabric scraps.
Our favorite part of this table though has to be the small boxes of homemade truffles instead of plain old place cards. Source: Poppy Talk.
2. Naturally Glamorous Holiday Centerpiece
If you are looking for something elegant with the sparkly of Christmas but still has a natural feel, this creative centerpiece is perfect. Birch branches, candles, and sparkling glitter Christmas trees is a gorgeous combination but so simple to put together. Source: The Sweet Escape.
3. Bucket Centerpiece
For a simple, no-fuss centerpiece, consider piling your favorite produce in a simple bucket. Keep your eyes out the next time you’re at the flea market for something rustic and worn for a maximum impact.
What we love about this centerpiece is we get to use the produce after the holidays so it’s as cost-effective as it is beautiful. Source: Craftberry Bush.
4. Rainbow Christmas
Not every tablescape has to be so grown up and serious. For the kid’s table, consider these gorgeous rainbow Christmas tablescapes by a clever host out of Hungary.
Mix multi-color ornaments, bright craft and school supplies, and rainbow-ribbon wrapped candy canes. Your kids will get a kick out of this bright and festive table. Source: Mondo Froni.
5. Silver And Gold
This host created a minimal tablescape with maximum elegance by simply mixing silver and gold elements. We love how she used inexpensive ornaments in a simple glass vase to create a stunning and expensive looking centerpiece for her tablescape. Source: This Is Glamorous.
6. Natural Elements
Sometimes the best decor comes from the outdoors. That’s why we absolutely love this simple natural tablescape that mixes branches, pinecones, and moss.
Think about how easy and inexpensive it is to go right into your own backyard or out to your local park to collect these items with your children. Source: Take The Side Street.
7. Gather Around The Table
Rather than buying a new tablecloth, this smart host used an old tartan throw blanket to create a cozy seasonal tablescape. Paired with mix and match dishes and natural decorative elements like gourds and branches, this is really a fun and eclectic look that can be achieved with decor items you already have around the home. Source: Holly Mathis Interiors.
8. Early Fall Tablescape
This funky tablescape with it’s striped runner, polka dot salad plates, and green apple centerpieces has a huge wow factor. We loved how the host raided her mom’s collection of brass candlesticks to add a traditional flair against this modern backdrop. Though our absolute favorite part has to be the scrabble letter trays as placeholder. Source: Dimples And Tangles.
9. Autumn Tablescape
This super simple tablescape has one standout element: The “I am thankful for…” placemats which are beyond perfect for sharing gratitude the holidays. The best part is that this website offers free printables of these placemats, so you can add this clever DIY to your table for just the cost of printer paper and ink. Source: Ella Claire Inspired.
10. Eclectic Fall Tablescape
She then threw in some great pieces of fall festive decor like gourds, pinecones, and pumpkin figurines and created something that is really special. This tablescape proves that a great tablescape comes from creativity and not your pocketbook. Source: Design, Dining, And Diapers.
11. A Golden Holiday Table
Leave it to design house West Elm to take holiday tablescapes to the next level. Gold accessories mixed with bundles of wheat, cottonseeds, and pumpkin soup bowls create a truly unique and glamorous tablescape. We absolutely love how each guest is greeted with a print out of the menu, a personalized golden message on the salad plate, and a gold dipped pinecone place card. These personal touches would absolutely make any guest feel welcome. Source: Just Destiny Magazine.
12. Up-cycle Treasures
You would never know this upcycled table cost this host next to nothing to make. The creativity behind using old wine bottles as vases, mason jars candleholders filled with pinecones, and old books shaped into pumpkin placeholders if bursting with inspiration for your tablescape. Instead of buying new things for your tablescape, consider following in this crafty host’s footsteps and repurpose trash into tabletop treasure. Source: Mountain Modern Life.
13. Christmas Tablescape
We are swooning over the idea of using live Christmas trees in our holiday tablescape. Set on top of an adorable runner between chunky candlesticks, with just a sprinkling of pinecones has a major visual impact for such a simple design idea.
The best part about this is that when the holiday is over, you and your kids can have a fun trek out to plant these baby Christmas trees and create a wonderful new holiday tradition.Source: Not JUST A Housewife.