Christmas is all about gathering your loved ones close and celebrating the joy of the season! This year, perhaps even more than in the past, I think we’re all longing for the peace and comfort of tradition to ease the end of a totally crazy year! One way you can create a warm, traditional holiday season in your home is be designing a Classic Christmas Tablescape. Keep scrolling and grab some table decor ideas for a gorgeous, traditional red, green and gold Christmas!
Hands down, Christmas is my favorite holiday season! I love the lights and decorations, the food and drinks, sitting by the fire with family, going to church on Christmas Eve and all the fun that comes with Santa on Christmas Day! My guess is that you have your favorite Christmas traditions too, many of which are true classics, passed down through your family for generations.
While it’s fun to try new things and implement unique traditions of your own, there’s something to be said for reverting to the classics, especially during uncertain times. I think that’s why this lovely Christmas tablescape, coordinated by P. Chevally Artistry and designed by Trilogy Design Group and Red Roof Farm Vintage Rentals, really spoke to me. It hits on all the classics! Take a look with me at all the traditional details and you’re sure to find inspiration as you set your own table!
Classic Christmas Table Decor Ideas
Whether you’re hosting Christmas Dinner at your house, or entertaining friends for a holiday dinner party, putting time into your table decor always pays off! A few things catch my eye right off the bat with this festive table setting. First, it’s placed right next to the Christmas tree which I adore! There is nothing more beautiful this time of year than a decorated tree, so why not pull your guests in close and use it as part of your decor?! Don’t be afraid to move around your table and rearrange furniture for a party!
The second thing I notice is how wide this table is! If you don’t have a dining table this wide, push two rented tables together and cover them with a white table cloth. This allows you to create an ornate centerpiece running down the middle for your guests to admire. The centerpiece on this table was placed atop a mirrored runner, which allows the light to reflect and glisten even more!
Each place setting featured a gold charger plate topped with a light green dinner plate, white salad plate, gold silverware and stunning red glass goblets. The lovely poinsettia napkins perfectly tie the colors together and a handblown glass ornament was placed atop each plate as a party favor.
A keepsake ornament is my absolute favorite party favor this time of year (and one that I gave out at my 40th birthday party, held during December too)! I love this set of vintage inspired Christmas ornaments where each of your guests could take home something different (which works great for families and couples) or you could splurge on these custom handblown glass ornaments and give a gift your guests will fondly remember for years to come.
Classic Christmas Dinner Centerpieces
The holiday dinner party guests enjoyed a splendid display of red roses, evergreens, berries and gold leaves mixed in with gold lanterns and candlelight running the length of their table. Handblown glass ornaments in that same iridescent red were also placed throughout the design, helping tie all the decor elements together.
As you plan your centerpiece, remember that you want guests to be able to see each other across the table and carry on a conversation. That means, you don’t want let anything that’s too tall get in the way! Make sure to plan accordingly, or make the tall pieces easy to remove without detracting from your design.
Remember, your holiday table doesn’t have to be over the top or difficult to pull off to be beautiful! Pick a style, a color scheme and pull together the decor elements you love the most. Your guests will appreciate your attention to detail and your Christmas dinner will be a warm, welcoming gathering of those you love! Be sure to Pin this post for later holiday planning!
- Photographer: Sarah Larae Photography
- Event Coordinator: P. Chevally Artistry
- Florals, Decor and Design: Trilogy Design Group
- Rentals and Design: Red Roof Farm Vintage Rentals
- Venue: Gardens in the Gorge