It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but also the most expensive! Between gifts, travel, and all those holiday parties, it’s easy to go overboard and end up in debt come January. But just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean your home has to look like it. With a little creativity and some DIY spirit, you can have a festive home that will make your wallet happy. And if you’re looking for more ideas aside from our budget-friendly Christmas decorations, you’ll love our posts about the best upcycled Christmas decors and best Christmas decorations on a budget.
Choose a Focal Point
When decorating your Christmas table, it’s important to choose a focal point. This could be something as simple as a stunning centerpiece or as elaborate as a fully decked-out holiday tablecloth. Once you’ve decided on your focal point, you can build the rest of your decorations around it.
Make It Personal
One of the best ways to make your Christmas table stand out is to personalize it. This could mean putting out place cards with each guest’s name or incorporating family photos into your centerpiece. Whatever you do, make sure it reflects your family’s unique holiday traditions.
Think Outside the Box
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to your Christmas table decorations. If traditional red and green aren’t your thing, go for an unexpected color scheme. Or, if you really want to wow your guests, ditch the dishes altogether and serve your holiday feast on festive platters and bowls.
Here are some Christmas table ideas that I’ve found:
NATURAL RUSTIC CHRISTMAS TABLE
Source: Postcards From The Ridge
From purging my house of unnecessary items to only using what I love, simplicity has become commonplace in my life. This easy rustic table can be created with sticks from your yard, grocery store finds, and a few pieces you may already have on hand.
VERSATILE HOLIDAY TABLE DECOR
This holiday table decor is not only easy to put together, but it also has many potential variations. You could use pumpkins instead of apples for fall, or sprigs of lavender for a Christmas-time display.
DIY SNOWY CHRISTMAS TABLE CENTERPIECE
Source: A Piece Of Rainbow
This delightful winter and Christmas-themed DIY table decoration remind me of my picturesque favorite tabletop Christmas trees, complete with snow-covered branches and pine cones. Save some money by recycling a tin can and using freshly cut branches; this table centerpiece takes only 10 minutes to make!
CHRISTMAS COFFEE TABLE
Source: Buffie’s Home Decorating
In only five steps, this tutorial will show you how to take your coffee table from everyday to chic and festive for Christmas! This holiday decor also works great on a round or square dining table.
SILVER AND GOLD GLAM CHRISTMAS CENTERPIECE
Source: Home With Holiday
This holiday season, change up your table settings by using a mix of metallic colors. If you frequently have guests over at least once a week during the holidays, you may want to stick with neutral hues.
CHRISTMAS POOL NOODLE TABLE CENTERPIECE
Source: Better Homes and Gardens
If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your Christmas decor this year, why not DIY it? We know that Kmart fans love a good hack, and this Christmas season is no exception. Check out this genius pool noodle table centerpiece!
DIY ORIGAMI CHRISTMAS TREES
Source: Bird’s Party
If you want an original and cheap table centerpiece (or any decoration, for that matter), look no further than paper! You can get even more creative points if you use papers you already have around the house. For example, this year try using recycled origami Christmas trees as a centerpiece.
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ROSEMARY WREATH PLACE CARDS
Source: Camille’s Styles
Wreaths are lovely and add a touch of nature to any space, so why not make them a year-round decoration? This tutorial provides easy instructions so that you can have wreaths ready in time to decorate your holiday table.
Related Post: Best DIY Christmas Wreath Decor
CLASSIC RED AND GOLD CHRISTMAS TABLE SETTING
Source: House of Harper
If you ask me, Christmas is the most magical time of the year! I love how a beautiful set table makes our home feel so festive–especially because our living room and dining room are open to each other. Try creating this classic red and gold Christmas table setting.
PEPPERMINT HOLIDAY DINNER TABLE
This holiday season, spruce up your dinner party by hosting a festive peppermint-themed soiree! This tutorial shares all the tips and tricks for decorating your tablescape in style, as well as the “sweet” inspiration behind this party.
WINTER WONDERLAND TABLESCAPE
Source: The Grace House
If you live in Houston, you definitely don’t get wintery weather too often, so I loved this idea of creating a winter wonderland tablescape to bring a sparkly, icy touch to my Christmas décor.
DIY MERCURY GLASS MASON JAR VASES
Source: Weekend Craft
Mercury glass is a timeless and chic Christmas decoration, but it can be pricey. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, try this mercury glass Jarcraft technique using inexpensive mason jars.
COPPER & GOLD OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY
Source: Inspired By This
Create a luxurious Christmas atmosphere by setting the table with Gold chargers and gold-specked plates. Incorporate different metallic colors in your flatware, glasses, and napkins. Add pillows and throws for extra warmth and ambiance. Finally, use copper decor like reindeer statues or geometric vases as serving platters.
NEUTRAL CHRISTMAS TABLESCAPE WITH COPPER ACCENTS
Source: Sanctuary Home Decor
It’s Christmas tablescape time! Woohoo! I love this season because we get to play around with all sorts of pretty decorations, like twinkly lights, sparkles, and so on. And of course, I always enjoy setting a beautiful table. This year, you can choose neutral colors with copper accents, and the centerpiece is a green and platinum garland.
SIMPLE WOODLAND & PINE CONE CHRISTMAS TABLE
Source: Home With Holiday
This Simple Woodland and Pine Cone Christmas Table Setting was so easy to do and really inexpensive too! I just love how it turned out and I hope you do too.
DIY ORANGE & CINNAMON STICK NAPKIN RINGS
Source: A Pretty Life
With just a few inexpensive items, you can make these lovely DIY Orange and Cinnamon Stick Napkin Rings in minutes to add some natural beauty to your holiday table.
SILVER & NAVY CHRISTMAS TABLE SETTING
Source: The Lily Pad Cottage
This table centerpiece is beautiful, elegant, and perfect for any season or special occasion.
PASTEL CHRISTMAS TABLESCAPE
Source: The Pink Dream
I found this gorgeous, vintage-inspired place setting at Walmart and I just had to share it with you! It’s beautiful and perfect for any time of year. I love finding affordable home decor items at Walmart, and this table setting was one of my favorite finds this year. The best part is that you can use it all year round by swapping out the chargers or other elements to suit the season.
SCOTTISH CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATION
Source: Craving Some Creativity
This Tartan Scottish Christmas dining room is a blast to decorate in the dining area with some heritage items, both new and old in new ways.
SNOWFLAKES AND BAUBLES TABLESCAPE
Source: Life and Linda
This year, embrace snowflakes, white and silver. The placemats are silver beaded, topped with jeweled silver chargers. You can also use your American Atelier dinner plates with salad plates.
ELEGANT GOLD CHRISTMAS TABLESCAPE
Source: Randi Garrett Design
A beautifully decorated table is one of the sweetest gifts you can give your loved ones. With a little planning and some creativity, you can create a spot where glorious family memories can be made. This year, you can use mostly pieces you already have in your home to create this elegant gold Christmas tablescape.
DIY SNOWFLAKE PLATE CHARGER
Source: 3 Little Greenwoods Creations
I found packages of white snowflakes at the Dollar Store and decided to make a DIY Snowflake Plate Charger for our Christmas table! It’s simple, sparkly, and made from Dollar Store snowflakes!
Related Post: Best Christmas Kitchen Decor
SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS TABLE
Out of all the things I love about Christmas, gift wrapping and preparing the table are my favorites (perhaps because I love procrastinating over all the little details!). So this year, I wanted to do something with a more earthy and romantic Scandi vibe.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE CENTERPIECE TABLERUNNER
Source: The Farm Chicks
This Christmas, put a fun spin on your décor with a gingerbread house centerpiece table runner. This easy DIY project is great for adding some holiday cheer to any gathering. Just make a batch of gingerbread houses (or use store-bought ones), then arrange them down the center of your table. Add some greenery and Christmas lights, and you’ve got a stunning and festive Christmas table runner that will wow your guests.
CHRISTMAS TABLE FOR TWO
Source: Design By Occasion
With winter-themed table decorations and dinnerware, you can make a showy centerpiece for your holiday feast. It uses a variety of colors in a muted winter palette, along with some lustrous accents.
ST. NICK AND NATURAL EVERGREEN TABLE RUNNER
Source: Home is Where the Boat is
You can choose boughs of Leyland cypress to use as a fresh evergreen runner on the table. If you have access to this type of greenery, it’s an ideal choice because it won’t leave behind a sticky residue like cedar, fir, pine, or most other live plants will.
RED AND GREEN WOODLAND CHRISTMAS TABLE
Source: Sew White
This post has plenty of photos from a beautiful Red and Green Woodland Christmas Table, adorned with red berries, robins, and green accents.
With a little bit of creativity and some personalization, you can easily take your Christmas table from average to extraordinary. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on those decorations! Your guests will be impressed, we promise.
SOME CHRISTMAS TABLE CENTERPIECES THAT YOU CAN BUY:
- FESTIVE CANDLEHOLDER: This centerpiece features three steel plates each hold a single pillar (3 inches in Diameter) style candle with 58 individually crafted branch tips.
- ATTRACTIVE CENTERPIECE: Creates a warm, festive mood for family meals during the holidays .
- DETAILED CHARM: A decorative candle holder with black painted steel base, trimmed with faux red berries and pine cones. Built to endure many holidays
- 🎅 Unique Christmas Light: Set of 3 Christmas table decoration with led lights includes 3 elegant and unique Christmas designs, red Santa Claus, brown reindeer and white snowman, brings holiday...
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- 🦌 Vivid Christmas Decoration: This Christmas table lights are made of high quality metal material, cute hand-painted, each light has glitter for added elegance, stars and other hollow design make...
- 15*70-inch christmas poinsettia, holly, embroidery and eye-catching openwork to dress your christmas holiday table
- Perfect decorations for your dining table, dresser scarf, coffee table runner, or even bed runner
- The beautiful table runner well decorates home, restaurant, wedding, parties and more, that makes your life chic and elegant
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