Want a next-level tabletop look this Christmas? We’ve dreamt up five table settings with distinct holiday stylings, so all you have to do is pick one...then celebrate!
Pink for Christmas? That’s right! For a more restrained, resplendent vibe, gravitate toward gentle tone-on-tone accessories and see how they pop against gold and brass finishes. For overall flow, avoid distracting patterns and over-decorating for the holidays — a few discreet ornaments and fresh flowers are all it takes to elevate this ever-so-merry look.
Pale pink CANDLE, $13 for 6, Crate and Barrel; Amber glass VASE, $10, HomeSense; Lambert velvet DINING CHAIR, $329, Urban Barn; Crystal CANDLEHOLDERS, from $10, Gold REINDEER, $25, HomeSense; Rectangular organic cotton TABLECLOTH, $20, H&M Home; faux frosted fir TREE, from $12, Kozy; Glass CARAFE, $54, West Elm; Marble BOTTLE OPENER, $29.95, Gold-coloured PLACEMAT, $37.95, Williams-Sonoma; Amber-coloured GLASS, $14, Pink WINE GLASS, $16, Anthropologie; Brass COASTERS, $72.95 for set of 4, Williams-Sonoma; Gold STAR, $5.95, Porcelain DINNER PLATE, $55, Porcelain SALAD PLATE, $19.95, NAPKIN RING, $2.95, Linen NAPKIN, $13.95, Crate and Barrel; CUTLERY, $115.95 for 20-piece set, Williams-Sonoma.
Using a classic Christmas colour palette with playful motifs will get everyone into the holiday spirit. Don’t be afraid to throw in a couple of items that mix and match the theme — here we chose an adorable, holiday pup plate!
Linen PLACEMAT, $40 for set of 2, Porcelain holiday dog PLATE, $14, West Elm; FLATWARE, $115.95 for 20-piece set, linen NAPKIN, $11, Williams-Sonoma; gold-rimmed earthenware PLATE, $14.95, earthenware BOWL, $2.95, Crate and Barrel.
Timeless and trim, a Scandi-style table invites those who gather to revel in life’s simple pleasures. Black is where it’s at here, paired with one or two soft and contrasting colours—in this case, green and white. To shine a spotlight on the Nordic-ness, try integrating a few organic accents, i.e., pine branches and pine cones.
Rectangular cotton and polyester TABLECLOTH, $24, Simons; Porcelain PLATE with evergreen pattern, $7.95, cotton NAPKIN, $7.95, Crate and Barrel; Frosted glass FLUTE, $12, Anthropologie; Galvanized steel CHARGER, $32, FLATWARE, $59 for 5-piece set; handmade scented CANDLE, $52, Pottery Barn.
Gold and marble are the quintessential symbols of luxury and elegance, and you mustn’t overlook how a well-placed black tablecloth can usher in additional tabletop sophistication. For a proper nod to Noel, use caution and steer clear of looking too theatrical. Our solution: fresh flowers and red accessories.
Black rectangular polyester TABLECLOTH, $15, HomeSense; Gold PLACEMAT, $37.95, Williams-Sonoma; Gold-rimmed porcelain PLATE, $14, West Elm; FLATWARE, $64.95 for 5-piece set, Crate and Barrel; Linen NAPKIN, $12, acacia NAPKIN RING, $9, marble SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS, $39, Gilded GLASS, $4.97, Pottery Barn.
Leave it to nature to bring the rustic vibes — especially the polished, warm wood featured in our country table setting. Play with organic textures for the dishware and fabrics (linen, cotton, earthenware), add in some charming throwback Christmas motifs, and top it all off with an array of fragrant evergreens to complete the look.
Linen table RUNNER, $104.95, Williams -Sonoma; Acacia CHARGER, $32, Pottery Barn; Hand-painted PLATE, $20, BOWL, $14, linen NAPKIN, $49 for set of 4, West Elm; FLATWARE, $114.95 for 5-piece set, Crate and Barrel.