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Holiday Decor: How To Decorate the Table for Christmas

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Ok, the stockings are hung, the tree is trimmed and now it is time to decorate the table for Christmas. One of my biggest downfalls is that our dining room table is usually the catch-all for when we come in the door. As long as I have it set and decorated pretty we can keep it from getting cluttered. Busy mom life, what can I say?

Last year when I decorated my table for Thanksgiving I went with the style of placing a square tablecloth as a diamond in the center of the table. That way it helps show off the beautiful wood on the table, but still gives color and dimension. I ended up changing up my entire style of the table this year and love how it turned out!

How to Decorate the Table for Christmas

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I loved the fringe and bright red along with darker red diamonds for dimension. My table seats 8 and I went with the 55×55 inch size.

Pine Centerpiece

Finding the right pine garland can sometimes be tough. This one worked perfectly and allowed me to form it easily around the candlesticks.


There’s just something about that touch of gold on the candlesticks that I loved. I bought two sets to sit across the table.


Now, I haven’t burnt these candles yet so I can’t verify how they drip. But, for the price I found it a good deal.


I bought these rattan chargers to use over the summer on the patio and am so glad they can serve as double duty for the holidays.

Black Dinner Plates

It’s hard to see from the picture, but there is a small gold rim around the edge of the plate. These are available in full sets or you can just buy the plates.

Dinner Napkins

Trying to match up reds to be sure the napkins and the tablecloth wouldn’t clash was tough. Thank goodness thse went well!

Similar Red Plates

I lucked out and ound my red plates at TJ Maxx, but didn’t have luck finding them online. They were a steal and only $10 for a 4 pack so I recommend hitting up your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls to see what they have.


It’s all about the details and adding the gold silverware finished off the table perfectly! I’ve only washed them once, and so far there’s no tarnishing.

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My dad gifted me my dining room table and it came from Germany with my great great Grandfather I believe. I’ve debated getting it refinished as I’ve gotten some scuffs on the top but can’t make up my mind. My wooden chairs came from the Amish country and I just added these rattan end chairs this winter for some added contrast. Now, I love the style of the chairs, but I do need to add a cushion because pants will get stuck to the chair.

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I hope that I’ve given you some inspiration for your holiday table when it comes time to host your family and friends this Christmas season!

I’m a stay at home mom of three kiddos, and wife to my high school sweetheart. I’ve always had a love for fashion and styles that you won’t find on just anybody. Follow me on this journey so I can share with you all of my favorite things!

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