The Best Christmas Table Decorations To Elevate Your Festive Tablescaping

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Give guests a meal to remember with HouseBeautiful's pick of the best Christmas table decorations to suit a range of festive themes.

Having a coordinated theme or colour scheme will work best, but often it's those special little touches that make everything come together, whether that's miniature tree decorations, fairy lights or candles.

A table centrepiece is a key part of a successful Christmas tablescape. Centrepiece decorations could include a vase and a bunch of seasonal winter flowers, tapered candles on a candelabra, or a Christmas garland entwined with fairy lights. Remember, when it comes to Christmas table decorations, always start with the centrepiece because it will really help to construct your theme and colour palette.

Importantly, make sure your Christmas table decorations are in proportion to your table. Your tabletop definitely shouldn't be overcrowded as you'll need enough room for serving dishes and glassware. But do play with height and texture for added interest, and there are some great ways to suspend decorations above the table, too.

We've included Christmas table decorations that you can buy right now, and some great, creative ideas if you'd prefer to make your own. Whether your decorating style is minimalist, maximalist or somewhere in between, shop (or make) our pick of the best Christmas table decorations. Make sure you click the pictures to take you direct to the websites.

1. Metal Table Clamps Frame

Free up table space with suspended wreaths and decorated branches. It's a great way to show off your creativity with a show-stopping Christmas display hanging from above. You can also buy table clamps from Rockett St George, Party Pieces and Not On The High Street.

2. Bell Garland 

No tablescape is complete without a Christmas garland, so use one as a table centrepiece, running the length of the table, and weave candles and baubles throughout.

3. Red Berry Advent Wreath & Slim Ivory TruGlow® Candle Table Decoration

Your Christmas table centrepiece will be dependent on the size of your table, but if you have the space, this lovely advent wreath is a beautiful option. You won't need a lot of other decorations as this will dominate the tabletop.

4. Habitat 150 Warm White Static LED Lights - 2.3m

No Christmas table decoration is complete without fairy lights. This snowflake-designed LED string light is a great way to illuminate the table for a festive feast.

5. Ready To Arrange Red Table Arrangement

You won't need to do much table decorating with a floral arrangement this extravagant. With a 32-stem mix of roses, chrysanthemums, alstroemerias and waxflowers, surrounded by foliage including fragrant eucalyptus and festive fir, this is a perfect Christmas table centrepiece.

6. Gold Leaf and Bauble Christmas Wreath - 50cm

Christmas wreaths aren't just for hanging on the door. As seen here, you can use a wreath as a table centrepiece and place a candle in the middle.

7. Christmas Table Decoration Idea: Floating Poinsettia Centrepiece

This floating poinsettia wreath is a space-saving alternative to the classic advent wreath. All you need is a circular metal candleholder. Cover the metal frame with sprigs of ilex verticillata (winterberry) and rosehip, then fix four small flower tubes between the candleholders, fill with water, and place apricot-coloured cut poinsettias inside. Then, pop the taper candles in the holders and suspend from above.

8. Mirrored Glass & Gold Metal Christmas Tree Large

Finish off your Christmas table decorations with this mirrored glass Christmas tree, which features gold metal edging, plus a star on top. There's also a smaller version which is perfect if you want to create a sense of height.

9. Enchanted Floating Candles

Create a magical Christmas dinner table with these illuminated floating candles. These taper warm white LED candles can be set to static or flickering flame effects – each candle is supported with a length of clear wire to create the floating effect. For a pack of 10 it's a star buy.

10. Snow Mountain Mini Brush Trees, Set of 12

These miniature Christmas tree ornaments are a must for any Christmas table. This monochrome set of 12 from John Lewis will ensure that you'll have enough to scatter throughout.

11. Joyeux Noël large table arrangement

For a fuss-free Christmas table decoration, buy a ready-made table arrangement. This clay pot includes a spiced-scented candle and an assortment of apple and orange slices, plus pinecones and fir sprigs for yuletide cheer. You can also buy a set of two if preferable.

12. 20.5cm Glass Dome Bell Jar Micro Fairy Light Bundle

If you don't fancy stringing lights across the table, this glass dome bell jar is a great alternative. It's a perfect Christmas table centrepiece or buy three to spread out across the table.

13. 8cm Tabletop Tealight Holder

If you're going for a rustic theme this year then this trio tealight holder will make a great Christmas table decoration. It features snow-dusted pinecones, snowdrop flowers and branches to create a winter wonderland look. There's also a matching wreath tealight holder.

14. Green Runner

Ditch the table runner and instead create a 'runner' of cut greens in the centre of the table using eucalyptus twigs and pine branches. Arrange candles, baubles and cut poinsettia along the top.

15. Glass Bell Placecard Holders – Set of 6

This set of six glass bell place card holders will make a wonderful addition to the dining table. We love that the glass bell rings when shaken. What better way to signal the start of celebrations?!

16. Red Candle Flowers Table Arrangement

This delightful Christmas table decoration includes 20 stems – blue eryngium, white waxflowers and red hypericum to arrange with nordman fir, portuguese pine and eucalyptus – plus three candles. It'll produce a warm and cosy glow on the dinner table.

17. Mbata Cluster Candelabra

This tall candelabra is a really beautiful way to set the scene at Christmas. To avoid any mishaps (and especially if children are present), choose LED candles. Lights4fun sell a good selection.

18. Nutcracker Table Runner

When you set the table you should always start by covering your table with a cloth or runner. It not only looks good but it will protect your table from accidental spills. We love this pure cotton nutcracker-themed orange Christmas table runner from Anthropologie.

19. Merry Christmas Wooden Confetti (x20)

The perfect finishing touch, this wooden 'Merry Christmas' confetti is great to scatter on the table. And it's reusable, too.

20. Wooden Train Set

An original Christmas table decoration that evokes memories of childhood days is a wooden train set. As seen here, woodland animal figurines, small tree-shaped candlesticks, and tiny Christmas trees with white tips create a charming winter forest atmosphere. Red poinsettias complete the festive look

21. Personalised reindeer place names.

These 3D reindeers are laser cut with a personalised name, making it the perfect Christmas table decoration for entertaining guests this year. They arrive flat packed, so simply slot the parts together to build your own family of deer. You can choose red, green or gold glitter acrylic antlers, or natural wood.

22. Three Christmas Table Ice Bucket Centrepieces

Crafted from metal with a speckled galvanised finish and bands of gold, these ice buckets serve a practical use on the dining table. Simply fill the trough with crushed or cubed ice and pop in small bottles and mixers, then decorate around it with garlands and pinecones for a festive look.

23. The Rustic table decoration

If you're set on creating a luxe, extravagant Christmas table setting this year then choose a grand table centrepiece like this floral arrangement from Moyses Stevens. At 45x30cm it includes eucalyptus, brunia, apple slices, white asparagus, carnations, pinecones, white waxflower and more.

24. Festive Christmas Honeycomb Trees And Baubles

These bright, colourful paper Christmas decorations are great to place along the dining table. This set includes honeycomb baubles and trees.

25. Christmas Diy Table Centerpiece Planter

Bring the outdoors in by displaying your plants (either faux or real) on your table with these basket planters. It's ideal for succulents or smaller potted plants.

26. 7 LED Wooden Traditional Christmas Candle Bridge

A candle bridge is a traditional Christmas table decoration. A great centrepiece idea, this is ideal if you want to create ambience without the need for a real flame.

27. Gemstone Forest Pine Bush Pot, Green

This woven grass pot is filled with glitter pinecones, baubles and artificial pine sprigs. Dot three of these potted ornaments along the table and weave in some fairy lights.


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