Christmas Table Setting Ideas

Christmas Table Setting Ideas

I love Christmas and get excited at the thought of choosing gifts, gift-wrapping and especially Christmas table setting ideas.

It’s great fun to plan ahead and work out exactly how you will set your table for friends and family and these Christmas table setting ideas can be used for any of the pre and post-Christmas celebrations as well as on the day.

Most of the Christmas table setting ideas I have found for you use paper in one way or another. Paper is great, because you can pull off so many different looks with it and the kids can get involved too. It’s usually a cost efficient option as well, so that’s a plus!

Butchers paper makes for a great tablecloth, table runner or banner – and has the added bonus that you can draw on it, which is half the fun, and then sit back and enjoy your masterpiece! I once visited friends at Christmas who had decorated all the doors in their home with brown paper wrapping and big red ribbons – it looked amazing!

Love this brown paper with a Christmas tree drawn on it and hung on the wall, although not exactly a Christmas table setting idea it’s still a simple stunner – how clever that they have added lightweight baubles to ‘decorate’ it. This idea came from:

Christmas Table Setting Ideas brown kraft butcher paper kids tree sail and swan

So simple, another great Christmas table setting idea, and perfect for the kids to create, is a brown paper tablecloth, with the table mats drawn on it. Couple it with hand-drawn place names on stiff card, pop some pencils in pots on the table and your guests will do the rest! This came from:

Christmas Table Setting Ideas brown kraft paper butchers paper table cloth sail and swan

Going for a more elegant look for your Christmas table setting ideas, then use seasonal fruit – in this case, pears and apples – to make stunning edible table centrepieces, finish them off with sprigs of fresh herbs or edible plants. A linen tablecloth will give the whole thing a natural yet elegant feel. Thanks to for this one.

Christmas Table Setting Ideas stunning elegant natural pears apples fruit

Another decorative idea we liked was the array of Christmas ornaments, beautifully set off by the rustic wooden table (from: and the display of small succulents on a table runner made of brown Kraft paper and decorated with polka dots – great for a warm Australian Christmas – thanks to: for the idea.

Christmas Table Setting Ideas rustic wood white christmas ornamentsChristmas Table Setting Ideas succulents polka dot brown kraft paper

We also loved the rustic look of the sliced log rounds as tablemats which speak of understated elegance, with a slightly quirky feel to it. Great Christmas table setting idea by:

Christmas Table Setting Ideas rustic wooden logs tablemats candles

We’ve also found a couple of great ideas for name cards – bronze card, clipped into chevrons at each end and marked with white paint pen, perched on top of a sprig of rosemary and a fig, is simple, but stunning, while the gold writing directly onto a flat plate, teamed with a gold painted pinecone and a feathered name card is also lovely – hard to choose between the two. Found on and :

Christmas Table Setting Ideas bronze name cardChristmas Table Setting Ideas

Whatever you plan for your festive table, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season and that it brings you everything you wish for!



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