4 Christmas Table Centerpieces to Inspire Your Holiday Tablescape

Hosting a holiday dinner party? These tablescape ideas are guaranteed to wow
4 Christmas Table Centerpieces to Inspire Your Holiday Tablescape + styling tips for your holiday table and Christmas table decor

Now that Halloween is out of the way, it’s time for the main event: Christmas! If you’ve been a blog reader for a while, you know that I love going BIG for the holidays. Like remember our cabin tour last winter?? One of my favorite things about this time of year is planning out my Christmas table centerpieces. I love hosting dinner parties and setting a gorgeous table. So today, I wanted to share 4 of my best styling tips and tricks to help you set the Christmas table of your dreams this holiday season.

My Best Christmas Table Centerpieces: Ideas and Styling Tips

Try foraging for foliage

I’m a big proponent of foraging for flowers and foliage for decorating. In fact, I’ve even shared tons of foraging tips! Which is why I always recommend foraging for items to incorporate into your Christmas table centerpiece. We’re lucky to live in the forest and have tons of options.

This festive forest centerpiece and tablescape is a simple and straightforward way to decorate for the holidays. I recommend looking for a few different types of pine branches. That way you get lots of varying texture and color. Then, incorporate winter berries and other dried elements.

The pièce de résistance is the addition of moss and glowing houses along the base of the centerpiece, don’t you think?

Incorporate seasonal produce like fruit

Even though it’s the middle of winter, there is still some absolutely beautiful seasonal produce to inspire your Christmas tablescape. For example, try nestling in pomegranates for an unexpected pop of color and texture, like this elegant Christmas table I styled. You can also try seasonal citrus, both cut and uncut, for another idea!

Bring on the gorgeous candlelight

If there’s one thing that always enhances the holiday vibes, it’s twinkly candlelight! And when it comes to setting a holiday table, I simply cannot get enough. For your Christmas centerpiece, you can opt to skip the florals and instead go for candles only. I love how romantic it feels! Just keep in mind that unscented candles are usually the best for dinner parties so that they don’t interfere with guests enjoying the taste of their meal.

When I styled this all white Christmas table, I layered different shades of white for a more curated look. I also added a white table runner with battery powered twinkle lights underneath for even more sparkle. Let’s be real here: during the holidays, you can never have enough sparkle!

Think big

And lastly, don’t be afraid to go all out! Go big! Go tall! Think outside of the box! My all time favorite Christmas tablescape we’ve shared here on the blog is this warm Scandinavian-modern table. From the hanging wreath in lieu of a centerpiece to the color palette and the mixed materials, this is me to a T.

You can also make more of a hanging installation with flowers and foliage! It’s more abstract and just as striking for any holiday decor style. I love the idea of making a hanging installation like this with all white baby’s breath for an unexpected Christmas tablescape that will not be forgotten!

4 Christmas Table Centerpieces to Inspire Your Holiday Tablescape + styling tips for your holiday table and Christmas table decor

So tell me: have you started planning out your holiday decor? I’d love to hear more about your decorating plans!

Also if you need anymore tips for holiday decor or have specific questions, leave a comment!

Photography by Meghan Klein.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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