15 ideas to decorate your Christmas table

Orange and silver Christmas table via www.clairekcreations.com

15 ideas to decorate your Christmas table via www.clairekcreations.com

(sing this) Santa Clause is coming, Santa Claus is coming, he’s not very far away. Time to hang your stockings up, tomorrow’s Christmas Day!

I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for Christmas. I am usually a Christmas nut but the thought of celebrating Ollie’s first Christmas has me beyond excited. Tomorrow morning I will be up with the birds ready to celebrate, eat and open presents.

I don’t know about you but I love setting the table for special occasions. I will be setting the table tonight for our family breakfast on Christmas Day. I’ve already planned the decoration but I’m always on the lookout for new ideas.

Family Christmas breakfast

If you’re still looking for inspiration, here are 15 ideas to decorate your Christmas table. Click on the photos to go to the source. The one above is a French-themed breakfast. I love the red and the Eiffel Tower centerpieces.

Classic Christmas via www.clairekcreations.com

Of course I wasn’t going to just do a Google search to write this post, I did a bit of creating of my own (if you are a new subscriber, you will have seen some of these already but there are new ideas too so keep reading!).

I call this one ‘Classic Christmas.’ Out came the wedding silver and crystal and a bit of rosemary from the garden ties it all together.

This one is very country chic. Bow tie napkins are super simple to make. Just fold the napkin up like you are making a fan and wrap a little bit of fabric around the middle.

Gold and blue Christmas table via www.clairekcreations.com

Or you can use a pipe-cleaner like I did on my gold and blue table. The placemat is a roll of gold tinsel still wrapped around the cardboard it came on.

I couldn’t leave out these adorable mitten cutlery holders. Aren’t they cute? They’d probably be a bit out of place here in hot Australia but if I had a white Christmas I would definitely do a version of these guys.

Lime green Christmas table via www.clairekcreations.com

Lime green is my favourite colour so of course I had to include this one. The little gift in the middle is a homemade scented soy candle. You can learn how to make them here.

This table, from Better Homes and Gardens is just so bright and cheery. I have seen some little trees like these ones in Coles if anyone wants to re-create the look.

Natural Christmas table via www.clairekcreations.com

This one reminds me of the beach. Lots of natural and white. The napkin ring is made from plant tie fabric from Bunnings.

I’m a sucker for red and white. It’s just so festive! A few of my candy cane creations would go well with this look.

Red and white Christmas table via www.clairekcreations.com

More red and white. This one is entitled ‘candy land.’ It’s a bit kitch but would make a fun kids table. The napkin holder was made using two napkins. Place the cutlery on one folded napkin then wrap the second one around to enclose everything.

It’s a bit frillier than something I would normally go for but in a room with a roaring fireplace I think this one would be perfect. I love the pine cones and the strings of red beads.

Orange and silver Christmas table via www.clairekcreations.com

Mum’s favourite colour is orange and seeing as she loaned me a few of her fancy napkins for my photo shoot, I wanted to make a table for her. Cookie cutters make a great little gift for guests.

Very out there I know but this one just screams ‘you’re going to have fun’ to me. I think those trees would be pretty easy to whip up with a bit of cardboard. Just cut two big triangles and cut one from the bottom to the middle and the other one from the top to the middle then slide them on top of each other. Dress them up with bling and you’re good to go.

My friend’s mum is a music teacher and she would love this setting. I can see it in a very formal dining room where perfect table manners are a must. No elbows on the table at this feast.

Yes I’m obsessed with red. I love the little sprig of rosemary wrapped with red ribbon around the napkin (this might be where I got my idea from). It’s simple and relaxed but very elegant at the same time.

 

I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration from my little Christmas table round-up. Don’t forget to leave some treats out for Santa and the reindeer tonight. I haven’t decided what I’m going to leave but so Ollie and I had better get baking. Enjoy!

 

13 Comments

  • What beautiful tables! I’m woefully inadequate with plain placemats and a poinsettia in a silver bowl in the center of the candle holders. 🙂 We survived. Barely.

  • Family Lawyers Sydney

    Reply Reply December 29, 2011

    Nice Christmas table design.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply December 30, 2011

      Thanks! Hope they provided some inspiration.

  • Jennifer (Delicieux)

    Reply Reply December 25, 2011

    Wow, some simply gorgeous table inspirations there!!!! I love the simple and pretty table setting. So beautiful and classically beautiful.

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    Reply Reply December 25, 2011

    Beautiful tables! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! 🙂

    • Claire

      Reply Reply December 26, 2011

      Merry Christmas Mother Thyme!

  • Glamorous Glutton

    Reply Reply December 25, 2011

    These are lovely. Lots of great ideas and not too difficult to achieve. Merry Christmas GG

  • Those settings look gorgeous! Ours wasn’t as fancy-our biggest challenge was getting everyone on the one table! Merry Christmas Claire and I hope you have a really wonderful day! 😀

    • Claire

      Reply Reply December 26, 2011

      I hope you had a Merry Christmas and fitted everyone in!

  • Lizzy (Good Things)

    Reply Reply December 24, 2011

    How lovely! Now we are spending Christmas at home, I have more time to do things like this. Thank you for sharing. Season’s Eatings!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply December 24, 2011

      Season’s eatings to you too!

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