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12 Tasteful Christmas Table Design Ideas

With only two weeks left until the big day, if you are hosting this year's festive dinner, no doubt you haven't had much time to consider how to dress your Christmas table.

Here are just a few tasteful and stylish table decor ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Traditional - Orange glass, bronze and silver plated candle holders, traditional white dinner service, Champaign saucers, bauble decorated chairs, all closely admired by a beautiful fresh fir Christmas tree in the corner.

Frosted - Silver beaded placemats and glittery snowflakes create a frosted fairy-tale scene. Pillar candles in pedestal shimmering silver hurricane lanterns wrapped with ivy, on a mirrored charger. Glassware, crockery and cutlery remain understated so attention is drawn to the reflective silver theme.

Dinner Party Elegance - Create a dramatic luxury feel with mirrored feature walls. Back-light the room with romantic flickering candles. Gleaming silver tea light holders and Gypsophila flower jars on the table, placed on top of a perfectly crisp linen table cloth, adorned with stars, makes for a dinner table a Lord and Lady would be proud of.

Modern Scandinavian - Suspend a large interestingly shaped branch over your modern trestle style wooden dining table and hang silver, glass and white baubles and twinkling lights to create the perfect centre piece.

Add cosy sheepskin rugs, throws and cushions to seating to create a Nordic winter woodland feel.

Traditional Scandinavian - Keep things simple with beautiful hand crafted pottery, apples, walnuts, twigs, fir branches and bulbs as your table decoration.

English Farmhouse - Cover your farmhouse table with a linen hessian style table cloth and line with white and red stripped grain sack table runners as place mats. Chunky glassware and crockery with a cutting of Rosemary, wrapped in festive red and white striped ribbon, will create the perfect rustic Christmas table.

Opulent - Painted dark green or blue walls. Elderberry foliage filled flower glass vases, layered navy, grey and white handmade pottery tableware, tall lit church candles, a blue / grey linen table cloth with navy linen napkins creates a moody but romantic Christmas table.

Woodland - Drawing from nature, this rustic wooden bench is perfect for a woodland themed Christmas table. Sliced tree trunk table mats accommodating antique ironstone, cinnamon and herb napkins rolls, twisted ornate cutlery with a fir and cone wrapped candle centre piece.

Rustic - A simple navy / grey linen runner through the centre of the table lined with mistletoe and pine fir. Blue / grey pottery dinnerware dressed with ribbon wrapped Gris napkins, baby clementine's and barley stems. Simple glassware, pretty silver cutlery and the odd candle, keeps this Christmas table setting unfussy and relaxed.

Vintage - A white, wood panel room housing a beautiful vintage tear-drop glass chandelier. Beneath it sits a simple tongue and groove antique oak table surrounded by off-white Bergere armchairs.

Decoration is kept simple with frosted miniature fir trees in white linen and twine wrapped pots, baby apples, vintage crockery and a fir garland and pine Christmas tree, finishes this Christmas dining room effortlessly.

French Inspired Chic - This theme is inspired by layers of whites, greys, blues and tans. Soft furnishings can be homemade and furniture painted and refurbished, but the look still needs to be elegant, avoiding shabby if at all possible.

This wood and metal framed chandelier with glass beading makes a stunning focal point and allows for the table, chairs and sideboard to be built up around it, clearly zoning the feasting area.

Table decoration is kept simple with bulbs, baubles, a fir branch and wreath hung over the mirror. Square layered ironstone tableware placed on top of gold chargers, adds design interest along with a shot of festive colour.

Modern Farmhouse - Shell tea light holders, ribbon gathered napkins, thyme table top planters and a bay garland for the mantelpiece, all compliment this modern farmhouse theme with slight Nordic influences with the fur chair throws.

Photo source: Pinterest, Neptune and The Cornish House

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