Ah, the vast world of Pinterest. If you ever want to answer the question “What should I bake, decorate, craft or do today?” Question, Pinterest never lets me down. When I devote myself to the essentials of holiday meal prep, gift wrapping, and the warm, inviting ambiance of the home, I’m always on the lookout for inspiration – and not much to me. more exciting than setting the table for the big Christmas Day Meal. So, since it’s officially the season, I’m digging deep for any Christmas table decor ideas, courtesy of Pinterest.
I’m sure many of you agree that there is nothing better than pairing delicious food with beautiful surroundings (plus all the loved ones you can gather around your table). When all is said and done, the real reason we go to the effort of dressing our homes for the holidays is to get comfortable with friends and family. And while presence is the key, I like to document all fun to have in the form of far too many photos, and I always like to see an aesthetically pleasing backdrop to all of the celebrations.
And so, because I can easily get lost in a Pinterest rabbit hole for hours on end, I had no problem browsing Pinterest for ideas to work from. Whether you go for a minimalist, whimsical or country-chic style, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for here. I’ve rounded up my favorite aesthetics and options for all the inspirations you could want and need.
If you want to make your guests feel like they’ve just stepped into the fanciest Christmas-themed fairytale possible, here’s your answer. I like the balance of accents of white on light wood mixed with a tangle of fresh and varied greenery for a natural dynamism. Everyone at your table is guaranteed to feel right at home (all the while wondering if they’ve been magically transported to Denmark for dinner).
Camille’s Christmas decor last year consisted of pairing a neutral color palette with a natural aesthetic from the forest. While man-made accents can sometimes be a necessity, this look created a woody vibe with all the real greenery, a scattering of pine cones, and birch-wrapped candles just for good measure. With a fire crackling softly in the background, you might think you yourself are in the middle of the forest.
I can certainly embark on a perfect vacation home. Satisfying symmetry and coordinating colors are balm for my Type A soul, but as I learn to adopt the principles of wabi-sabi, I seek to find magic in the inexact, the impermanent and the incomplete. When I spend the holidays with my family, I like to unwrap all the adornments and decorations that we have made over the years. While I appreciate the beauty of an aesthetic setting, nothing comes close to the pleasure of connecting a physical object made from the heart to a cherished memory. If this is true for you too, I highly recommend that you leave Camille’s table inspire yours.
There’s a reason we’re all a little more than obsessed with Scandinavian design, cuisine, and philosophy (hygge, anybody?). With comfort and solace at the center of this way of being, it’s no wonder that the approach to the decor immediately puts you at ease. The incorporation of greenery, a monochrome cutlery and a few small tealights dotted around the table is pure discreet holiday dinner magic. Black, gray, and green are the driving forces behind this color palette, helping you drift into dreamy Danish-inspired decor.
If you’re all about the centerpiece, this is the table setting for you. The components of this scene overlap with a warm and contemporary atmosphere, creating an unmistakably awe-inspiring yet inviting end result. You can click to find step-by-step DIY instructions for putting the hoop centers together, or purchase our option for a minimalist wreath below and simply attach a base for balance. Also, the combo of velor and sheepskin pillows to sit on? Perfect for a post-meal nap.
For your adults-only Christmas dinner, this table is an ambiance. You know and love Tieghan Gerard for his mouthwatering recipes, and if you check out his blog and Instagram every day for inspo (guilty), you will probably also know that the girl has a knack for designing many enviable interior vignettes. This table is indicative of Tieghan’s stress-free approach to entertainment. While it’s certainly nothing short of absolutely stunning, you don’t need much to recreate the look on your own. A few cut glasses, classic silver and dark crockery, plus an edible centerpiece of seasonal fruit. I would be more than happy to pull up a chair.
Watching this single image immediately transports me to the New England countryside, with idyllic images of snow-white vacations, singers, and a Christmas Kringle for breakfast dancing in my head. If this sentence alone perfectly sums up your ideal Christmas, let this table guide you. While you might need a little help with the installation of the evergreens and ornaments, the table itself is focused on streamlined simplicity and easy to recreate.
If Norman Rockwell was tasked with illustrating a picture of a Christmas 2021, his fingers would be crossed, it would be of this house. The interplay of textures and aesthetics is wonderfully classic and cohesive. By weaving green through flowers and linens, you can get a little wild with the other table items. However, there’s a lot going on here, so make sure you don’t go overboard with everything you bring to the table. I would call it creativity flourishing in constraint.
While black and white may seem a bit austere, this table does an impressive job of weaving a bit of whimsy into its composition. A few decorative figurines (how cute are these houses ?!), unexpectedly shaped wine glasses, and modern cone holders provide a vibrant display and set the stage for the lovely meal to come.
If you don’t wake up to the snow on Christmas morning this year, why not keep the dream alive inside. A winter white table gets a bit of interest and a festive touch of pine cones and a green runner (with a bit more woven into the canopy just because). How’s the song going? I’m dreaming of a white christmas…
I love a ski weekend. Going down the mountain race after race (after race) feels like absolute bliss – I admit that I love warming up in the lodge even more. If that sounds like you too, recreate the alpine atmosphere with this superb table. White, green, and a bit of gold combine for a clean yet captivating setup. Grounding the large, tapered candles with a garland of frosted greenery is enough to make me feel like I’ve just finished a day on the slopes.