The end of the year celebrations is a delightful time for decoration aficionados. If they are the opportunity to invite the magic of Christmas into our interiors by letting all styles express themselves, they are also the perfect time to feast on the taste buds! This is when the Christmas table makes its appearance, a moment of sharing and visual and taste pleasure. Traditional Christmas table decoration or contemporary Christmas table decoration, in red and green or super flashy, discover our ideas to enhance your Christmas table.
1. Distilling Christmas balls for an original table runner
If you have Christmas balls left over, why not imagine a table runner? You just have to accumulate them by choosing them in the same chromatic shades like monochrome or in totally different colors to form a happy mixture. Do not hesitate to mix the materials: Christmas balls in wool, others in glass, beads, or marble for a textured result!
2. Choose an original tablecloth to dress your table
A successful table decoration depends on the choice of a tablecloth, not just during the holiday season. As here, dare a quirky fabric, why not tie and dye style or with golden patterns. There is therefore no need to overload on the small decoration side to let the chosen fabric fully express itself, the personality of which is already well established. Pretty crockery as well as a few vegetal and light touches will suffice to diffuse the Christmas spirit during the meal.
3. Gain height to play with volumes
What if you imagined a pendant light to complete your Christmas table decoration? As here, hang a wreath via velvet ribbons above the dining table. This idea will allow you to play on the different levels of decoration for a grandiose staging.
4. Collect candle holders for a luminous table runner
The magic of Christmas necessarily goes through lighting, candles in mind. Delicate and subdued atmosphere guaranteed on the Christmas table via a series of different candle holders and candlesticks. Fine light garlands can be added to add volume to the whole and illuminate the various decorative accessories.
5. Dress the chairs in faux sheepskin to provide warmth
Because table decoration is not just about the piece of furniture that hosts it, think of what surrounds it like chairs. Place fake sheepskins on each of them. They will warm up the atmosphere and breathe a mountain spirit into the dining room. Once the end of the year celebrations has passed, there is no doubt that they will find their place, in the version of the bedside table for example.
6. Take a walk in the garden for a vegetal style
If you want a Christmas decoration turned towards nature, nothing better than to meet it. In the garden or the forest, collect moss, branches, logs, and all these elements that will infuse a vegetal spirit into your Christmas table decoration. And if your cupboards are hiding wooden crockery, it’s time to put it on display!
7. Dare to color through the dishes for a touch of originality
Who says Christmas does not necessarily mean traditional colors, the proof with this original Christmas table decoration thanks to the orange touches. For the festive side, just a few flashy touches such as a sequined tablecloth and a few golden candles will suffice. Finally, think about the flowers that will bring a touch of freshness to the Christmas table. If you want a traditional touch to your compositions, consider the branches of red berries.
8. Play with transparency thanks to the crockery to bring lightness
To bring lightness to the decoration of a Christmas table, nothing better than to bet on transparency. Glasses, plates, water, and wine decanters as well as vases and candle holders will be the allies for a busy staging. These minimalist elements will enhance the rest of the table decoration and air it out. A winning balance!
9. Create originality with table linen
We fell in love with this Christmas table which surfs on the vegetal trend. The added touch: not one but two overlapping tablecloths for an offbeat decoration. The first is posed classically, the second more casually.
10. Decorate with pampas
Pampas grasses are everywhere, so it makes sense that they make their appearance for the end-of-the-year celebrations. Voluminous and airy, they bring height to the table decoration and will match perfectly with a golden vase for a meeting between the kinfolk style and the flashy decoration. Also, consider the tinted pampas grasses.
11. Create a whole magical world around the dining table
The Christmas holidays are an opportunity to immerse yourself in an enchanted universe for a few days. So think about playing the game by rocking the Christmas decoration in another dimension. A few fir branches on the fireplace, a few candles on the windowsill, a light garland hanging from the curtain rod, or Christmas balls accumulated in a transparent vase will be all details that will accentuate the magic of the moment.
12. Focus on the total white look
Simple, elegant, efficient, the immaculate version of the Christmas table works every time. With it, a polar or dreamlike atmosphere reigns in the dining room. White table linens, white or transparent tableware, white candles, and decorative elements bleached with spray paint, the white Christmas table decoration is a safe bet.
13. Layer books as a centerpiece
To create an original centerpiece steeped in history, nothing better than stacking a few books with faded covers, all topped with a few stranded glass soliflores like apothecary flasks. This atmosphere, an old-fashioned brown, will create an atmosphere worthy of the most beautiful Christmas accounts.
14. Combine green and blue for a chic atmosphere
A Christmas table with dark decoration is not necessarily sad, of course! These dark shades are often indicative of elegance, the proof with the meeting of bottle green and navy blue, deep and refined colors. For the sparkling touch, nothing better than metallic details. The sweetness will result in some plants and subdued light.
15. Bomber rope to make napkin rings
To change from traditional napkin rings, we put on pieces of golden rope with spray paint. A 100% recycled trick to give a second life to this rope you don’t know what to do with. Also think of raffia, ribbons, ivy scraps of fabric, and why not old necklaces.
16. Bomber canned goods transformed into flower pots
DIY workshop in sight! Twist your empty cans by giving them a second life thanks to the up-cycling technique. By curving them in the color of your choice, they will turn into a flowerpot and welcome plants and small floral arrangements to be distilled on the Christmas table.
17. Wood suspension above the table
What if you opted for a Christmas table with minimalist decoration, where everything happens … in the air? The idea: imagine a table that accommodates very few elements: a candle and a few pine cones. The whole spectacle takes place above thanks to an aerial table runner. A hanging wooden branch and a few carefully chosen Christmas balls for a grandiose setting! To remember: the alliance of ocher and pale pink, very trendy and just as refined.
18. Don’t underestimate the red and green checkered tablecloth
It’s traditional, of course, but it instantly infuses the dining room with an end-of-year holiday vibe. And if it is adored for its classicism, it is particularly appreciable this year which is unlike any other. The general desire for homecoming is also felt on the Christmas decoration side. The red and green duo will therefore be popular during the Christmas holidays!
19. The magic of details
No need for a huge bouquet or a decadent candelabra to create a lavish Christmas table. Decorate your table with little accessories that will make all the difference. Small crystals, stars, pine cones. Your meticulous decoration will amaze more than one.
20. A blue and elegant decoration
For a contemporary holiday table, do not hesitate to bet on colors other than traditional colors. The combination of blue and silver accessories like Christmas balls or napkins is incredibly sophisticated.