3 Steps to Styling Christmas Tablescapes

Who else loves the holidays?! I love Christmas décor, spending time with friends and family, and the oh so yummy food! With my passion for interior decorating, I wanted to share my three simple steps that I used when styling my Christmas tablescape this year.

First things first, I get a LOT of questions about my dining room furniture. I’m going to do a blog post shortly with all of my everyday dining room decor, so stay tuned! In the meantime, as you know, the focal point of any dining room is always the table, so let’s chat about what you can to make a great Christmas tablescape!

Step 1: Add Layers

The first step to any great tablescape is to add layers that include different fabrics and/or textures. Are you going to layer it with a table runner, placemats, round charger plates, dishware, and/or cloth napkins? Also, what kind of table do you have? Is it a circle, square, or rectangle? It is wooden, glass or metal? These are all things to consider when deciding what fabrics and textures would work in your space.

The first layer on my french country style wooden rustic table is my table runner.  As you may or may not already know, I love neutral tones in my decor, so I went with a beige burlap inspired Bowring Table Runner from Home Sense Canada. Make sure your table runner suites the length and width of your table as it lays the foundation for the rest of the look!

Next, I’m all about protecting my table, which is why I like these easy to wipe clean white placemats from Urban Barn. I used my classic white Lagostina Firenze Dinnerware plates on top, as I find they go perfect with any seasonal colour theme.  I then layered with beige burlap inspired napkins, also found at Home Sense Canada.

Step 2: Dynamic Centrepiece 

The second step to my tablescape guide is to create a dynamic centrepiece that includes different sizes, shapes and heights. I’ve featured a main centrepiece from Home Sense Canada that includes 3 candles, pinecones, ribbon and ornaments, similar to those found on my Christmas tree that is also in my dining room. I surrounded this piece with various items to add a more dynamic look, including items such as round snow globes, 12″ nutcracker, wooden reindeer, and miniature trees that vary in height.

Step 3: Finishing Touches 

Finally, you should finish off the look with a few final touches that bring different elements of interest to the table. I chose to add ribbon bows to the back of my three wooden chairs. I also used burlap string that I already had laying around the house to tie together my cutlery atop the burlap inspired napkins, in lieu of a formal napkin ring holder. This fit with my rustic country style. Lastly, I hung white snowflakes that I found at the Dollar Store from my light fixture to add further depth and dimension to the table.

And there you have it – 3 easy steps to styling your Christmas tablescape! I hope today’s post has offered you some ideas and inspiration to spruce up your tablescape this holiday season.

Love Always,



1 Comment

  1. Jean Webster
    December 11, 2019 / 7:23 pm

    Wow! It looks beautiful Laura.Thanks for all the tips on where to buy the accessories.

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