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Inspiration for crafting the perfect Christmas tablescape

At Christmas, your table is more than just a spot to enjoy a meal, it transforms into a cherished space for family and friends to gather, laugh, celebrate, and connect. It hosts battles of bonbons, resonates with the clinking of champagne glasses and is the stage for a festive feast. It becomes the backdrop to Christmas memories for years to come. 

Your Christmas table sets the mood for the day and decorating is a great chance to flex your artistic muscles so get creative with your choice of crockery, candles, florals, toys, and lights!  

There are a heap of ways to style your table, such as ‘classic Christmas’ (if you’re a traditional at heart), ‘merry minimalism’ (if you’re très chic), or ‘eclectic bohemia’ (if you’re after something bold and beautiful). 

So, without further ado, here are our favourite Christmas tablescapes to suit any taste.  

Woodland wonder


*Source: Wheel&Barrow

Products featured: Magnolia Leaf Wreath ($129.95), Magnolia Leaf Candle Wreath ($39.95), Acacia Wood Cake Stand ($49.95), Brushed Gold Taper Candle Holder ($19.95-$24.95), Brushed Gold Taper Holder ($24.95), Glass Clear Candle Holder ($16.95), Red Sante Wine Glass ($6.95), Cream Speckle 12pc Dinner Set ($129.95), Brushed Brass Napkin Ring ($6.95), Avani Set of 4 Caramel Napkin ($29.95)*

Pairing perfectly with a Christmas tree, a woodland wonder tablescape brings the enchantment of the forest into your home. Marked by earthy tones, shades of green and rustic accents, this tablescape evokes a sense of tranquil magic. Decorate with anything you’d find in the woods, such as pinecones and twigs or even small wooden animals. Match with wooden tableware and you’re onto a winner.

Botanical bliss


Source: MyHouse
Products featured: Wattle & Bloom Tablecloth in Bottlebrush ($49.99), Wattle & Bloom Set of 2 Napkins in Bottlebrush ($9.99), Ecology Ottawa 12 Piece Stoneware Dinner Set in Calico ($122.99), Ribbed Vase ($19.99-$24.99)

Inspired by nature, this tablescape will transform your living space into a botanical bliss. Vibrant and lively, it bursts with greenery, lush foliage, and vibrant florals. To keep the atmosphere festive, we recommend using a primarily red and green floral arrangement but don’t feel like you have to! Using earthy tones for your decorations, tableware and base will complement any leafy greens and will help create a sense of tranquillity and freshness.

Merry minimalism


Source: Habitania
Products featured: Flannel Flower Large Tablecloth ($99.95), Bronte Large Set of 2 Nested Bowls ($119.95), Bronte Small Set of 2 Nested Bowls ($44.95)

Stylish, simplistic, and elegant, a merry minimalistic table keeps your space looking clean and chic. This theme fully embraces clean lines, simple colour schemes and modern style. Start with a white base and decorate sparingly but deliberately. Symmetry and space are your best friends, so don’t overcrowd your table and take a step back to see if anything stands out as unusual. You can still showcase some Christmas spirit but do so understatedly through splashes of red and green and some wooden decorations. 

Santa's workshop


Source: MyHouse
Products featured: Ambrosia Santas Workshop V Bowl ($17.99), Ambrosia Santas Workshop V Set of 20 Paper Napkins ($8.99), Home Beautiful Iluka Table Cloth ($50), Ambrosia Santas Workshop V Wine Bottle Holder Gingerbread Man ($19.99)

Want to fully bring Christmas to life? Then a Santa’s workshop themed table is your best bet. Fun, vibrant, colourful, and perfect for kids (or kids at heart), a Santa’s workshop themed table transforms your home into a reflection of the bustling north pole. There’s only one rule you need to follow - make sure everything screams Christmas. Mini presents, bonbons, Santa plates, Rudolph cups, toy soldiers, candy canes, plenty of colour - the list goes on and on. Go big, have fun, and in the end, enjoy a festive table dripping with red and green.

Classic Christmas


Source: David Jones - Villeroy & Boch
Products featured: Toy's Delight ROund Serving Bowl 44cm ($265), Toy's Delight Serving Dish Medium ($149), Toy's Delight White Dinner Plate ($59.95), Toy's Delight Red Breakfast Plate ($49.95), Toy's Delight Gobelin Placemat Toys ($24.95), La Divina Red Wine Goblet Set of 4 ($99.95), Ella Partially Gold Plated Cutlery Set 24PC ($699)

Nothing says Christmas like red and green. The colours are synonymous with the festive season and although traditional, they certainly aren’t boring. We recommend fully committing and using them for absolutely everything, from your tableware and decorations to the bonbons and candles. Adding a few touches of silver and gold will look nice and if you want the bold colours to pop even more, use a crisp white tablecloth as your base.

Festive cheer


Source: Bed Bath N Table
Products featured: Morgan & Finch Festive Pine Dining Set ($9.74-$26.24), Morgan & Finch Check Linen Blend Napkin Set of 2 in Sage ($11.24), Morgan & FInch Striped Linen Blend Tablecloth in Sage ($67.49), Morgan & Finch Star Carafe and Tumbler Set ($22.49), Morgan & Finch Beaded Snowflake Decoration Set of 4 in chocolate ($26.99)

Christmas can certainly be stressful, especially if you’re the one in charge of cooking, shopping, and decorating; so, we understand if all you want on Christmas day is to sit down and relax in a cheery, cosy, festive setting that’s warm and inviting. Stripped back and simple, this tablescape lets you, your family and friends do the talking. Make things as easy as possible for yourself and start with a simple base and add only what you need or what makes you happy. We recommend adding some Christmas themed knick-knacks as they’ll make the table feel more homely and inviting.

Light and bright


Source: salt&pepper
Products featured: Clover 12 Piece Dinner Set in Natural ($99.95), Moscow Cutlery Set - 40 Piece ($109.95), Cuvee Red Wine Glasses 600mL - Set of 6 ($39.95), Cuvee Prosecco Glasses 230mL - Set of 6 ($39.95), Cuvee Stemless Wine Glasses 630mL - Set of 6 ($34.95), Salut Decanter 1.5L ($29.95), Arcata Cake Stand 35cm in Natural ($39.95), Novaro Cake Server in Gold - 2 Piece ($29.95)

Warm Christmas Days in the southern hemisphere call for tablescapes made up of light colours and materials. Let the summery seafood and colourful salads take centre stage and pare back the napery with simple neutrals. Whether indoors or al fresco, this setting feels bright and summery and so inviting for a long Christmas lunch.

Eclectic bohemia


Source: Camilla
Products featured: Caterina Spritz Napkins 4 Piece Set ($249)

Bright, bold, and beautiful, why not embrace being a little bit ‘extra’ with an eclectic bohemian themed table with Camilla's Caterina Spritz Collection. Take it as a chance to show some creative flair and let your artistic side take over. Use bright colours, patterns, varied textures, and ornaments to create a table as unique as you are. Add bright lights and eclectic tableware to tie it all together. Technically untraditional but exuding joy, what says Christmas more than having fun and feeling good about it? See Camilla's range of tableware here.

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