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Holiday Tablescapes

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Holiday tablescapes play a central role when families get together to celebrate the season whether it is Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, or Easter.

Furthermore, are you looking for home decor inspiration? For this reason, check out these posts:

What is a Holiday Tablescape?

In fact, a holiday tablescape is an arrangement of decorative elements and tableware that produces a decorative and festive effect for a certain celebration.

What do you need to create holiday tablescapes?

In general, to create a beautiful and balanced tablescape designers use a combination of vertical and horizontal items. As an illustration, it is customary to use:

  • table runner
  • floral arrangement
  • candles
  • greenery
  • placemats
  • plates
  • silverware
  • bowls

How do you create perfect holiday tablescapes?

  • First, decide on the style and color scheme: traditional, modern, or rustic.
  • Second, add a centerpiece that is made of greenery, natural items, and decorative elements.
  • Third, add all necessary utensils while minimizing clutter.
  • Lastly, light a few candles to set up a festive mood.

How long does it take to create a holiday tablescape?

In fact, we have collected an amazing plethora of holiday tablescapes that can take as little as 5 minutes for a quick seasonal table runner to an elaborate holiday pumpkin cornucopia. Consequently, you can pick a tablescape that fits your style and your budget.


1. Woodland Simplicity Holiday Tablescape

This nature-inspired tablescape does not require a lot of preparation work and hard-to-find designer pieces. In fact, its genius simplicity could make it your first choice if you are in a hurry to create a Holiday mood.

So check it out and entertain your guests in style!

Nature Simplicity Tablescapee

Source: Woodland Christmas Tablescape

2. Modern Festive Winter Table

As can be seen, the color palette for this holiday table setting is simple: green, white, and earth colors. The elegant fail-proof centerpiece combines evergreen branches with pinecones and white bud vases with a few simple white stems in the shape of houses.

In fact, it is a great way to create a cozy winter atmosphere without being -intensive. Add a simple plate of appetizers to make your guests feel welcome.

Modern Festive Winter Table

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3. One of the Easiest Modern Holiday Tablescapes

Above all, it is important to stay on budget during the holiday season. With this in mind, check out this easy Dollar Store DIY with wooden stacking houses that were painted white.

Furthermore, simple white battery-operated tealights, greenery with green ornaments, and black napkins complete this modern tablescape. As a result, your perfect table setting for a cozy dinner is ready!

Modern Christmas Tablescape

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4. Magical Christmas Village Tablescape

Not only these cute white houses became an inspiration for this magical tablescape but also they are the focal point of this setting. Similarly, if you have a collection of various houses from thrift and craft stores, you can turn this collection into a magical Christmas village with the help of a few additional items.

Magical Christmas Village Tablescape

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5. A Neutral Christmas Tablescape With Copper Accents

As a knitter and crocheter, I was happy to learn that the inspiration for this holiday tablescape came from a knitted cable table runner. Moreover, in combination with copper tableware and platinum green garland, it creates a stunning festive tablescape.

A Neutral Christmas Tablescape With Copper Accents

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6. Red Simplicity Holiday Decor

As a matter of fact, red and white colors always create a festive Christmas mood. So, if you have a red table runner and white plates, just add a few plaid accents to re-create this traditional festive tablescape.

Red Simplicity Home Decor

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7. Silver and Navy Christmas Table Setting

Uniquely, a new color scheme this season will help to create a festive home that is personal and special. With this in mind, combine a simple navy table runner and napkins with silver candleholders to create this special tablescape.

Furthermore, you can place blue accents, such as nutcracker ornaments, on the plates. Lastly, add a few simple greens to add liveliness to the table.

Silver and Navy Christmas Table Setting

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8. Elegant Christmas Tablescape

In brief, this elegant centerpiece is so easy to assemble. If you have a marble board, put it to good use. With a few elegant holiday decorations, you will set a festive table with ease.

Elegant Christmas Tablescape

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9. A Splash of Holiday Color

As pomegranates are in season in December, it feels natural to add them as a festive splash of holiday color to traditional greens. Furthermore, you can create this table setting in just 10 minutes.

In addition, gingerbread cookies add a sweet touch to this effortless holiday tablescape.

Splash of Natural Color Christmas Table

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10. Green Pear Plate Table Decor

While festive gatherings are an important part of the Holiday season, sometimes it is hard to find time for elaborate holiday centerpieces. Avoid hustle and bustle with this edible holiday decor that you can use for a pear tart later!

Green Pear Plate Table Decor

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Thanksgiving Holiday Tablescapes

1. Modern Farmhouse Fall Thanksgiving Tablescape

This minimalistic modern tablescape is a perfect match for a rustic dining table. White pumpkins, black candle holders, and simple black-and-white plates create a modern festive vibe.

modern farmhouse holiday tablescape

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2. Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape

These two traditional holiday tablescapes are easy to recreate and they won’t break the bank. To clarify the design process, arrange a variety of pumpkins in the middle of the table and add some vertical candles.

Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescapes

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3. 5-Minute Mini Pumpkin Table Runner

This clever and tasteful holiday tablescape is my personal favorite! As a matter of fact, the less time you spend on decorating, the more time you will have to enjoy the holidays and socialize with your guests.

5-minute pumpkin table runner

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4. Fall Holiday Tablescape with Vegetables

Not only your guests would be amazed by this unusual centerpiece, but it is also easy to make. In fact, it only takes a trip to a grocery store to gather all the necessary elements.

The juxtaposition of artichokes and colorful cauliflower florets creates visual interest in this vegetable-floral arrangement. However, if you can’t find pink cauliflower, use broccoli and pink or purple fall flowers.

colorful holiday centerpiece with vegetables

Source: Fall Centerpiece Idea With Vegetables by shabbyfufu

5. Pumpkin Cornucopia Holiday Tablescapes

As an illustration, you can use a simple-to-create pumpkin cornucopia for both round and square tables. Furthermore, use a variety of colorful pumpkins and fall gourds to achieve the desired look.

Pumpkin Cornucopia

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6. Rustic Plein Air Holiday Table

Warm fall weather lets you enjoy the outdoors. After all, why not use the gorgeous fall backdrop to set the stage for your festive celebration?

move your holiday table outdoors

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7. Splash of Color Holiday Tablescapes

Are you tired of black and white modern decor? There is nothing easier than picking up a few colorful fall branches on your next nature walk.

In reality, gorgeous fall leaves create a perfect centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table. With this in mind, add a few splashes of color to create a festive mood.

splash of color holiday tablescapes

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8. Olive Green and Gold Holiday Tablescape

This classic tablescape is as gorgeous as it is easy to make. First of all, you start with an original coordinated color scheme. This amazingly rich olive green goes well with golden and metallic accents.

Second, add brown earthly colors and black and white plates to enrich the color scheme of this tablescape. Lastly, white pumpkins add much-needed contrast to this colorful arrangement.

Olive Green and Gold Tablescape

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9. Plaid Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table

Does your interior scream “I’m a fan of Modern Farmhouse”? In reality, there is nothing wrong with some tasteful plaid incorporated into holiday tablescapes.

As an illustration, take a look at this minimalistic table setting that will be perfect for a family Thanksgiving gathering.

Modern Farmhouse Plaid Tablescape

Source: Modern Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table

10. Mudcloth Pumpkins DIY

In fact, this easy DIY project is a clever twist on a holiday staple. While done with simple paint and a Sharpie, it allows you to greater gorgeous holiday tablescapes for years to come.

Most importantly, they look like they were done by professional interior designers.

DIY Mudcloth Pumpkins

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