Have A Very Merry Christmas With These Table Decoration Ideas

There is no better feeling than waking up on Christmas morning, opening presents and spending the day having a feast with your friends and family. The dining table is another spot where everyone comes together on Christmas day, which is why the table decorations need to be just as memorable as the menu. Decorating your table for a Christmas feast is all about taking inspiration from the rest of your house and decorating it in a way that complements it.

We do understand that even though getting your home Christmas ready is a lot of fun, it can also be a daunting task. To help you prepare and ease the stress, we have gathered some simple Christmas decoration ideas for your dining table to help spark inspiration…

1. Festive Napkins

You can’t go wrong with festive napkins! They are probably the easiest way to bring some pattern and colour out on your table, giving you an instant dose of holiday cheer. Left decorating the table until the last minute? Not to worry. You can easily DIY some origami napkin work. Get creative and turn it into a mini Christmas tree or if you have more time on your hands, have personalized napkins for everyone on the table.

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2. Set The Scene With Some Light

Lights and candles are great Christmas decoration ideas that will give the table a real sense of joy and occasion. Have a simple linen runner and set the scene by placing all different types of colourful candles around it. Glass candlesticks add a fresh contemporary edge and make the space feel extra cozy. When it comes to colour, either choose festive ones or some that contrast the rest of the décor around your house.

3. Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Flowers And Foliage

If you want to keep your Christmas decoration ideas simple and neutral, then flowers and foliage are a great way to bring pops of colour to your table decoration. Grab some vases and pair your favourite flowers together. To keep it festive, choose green and white flowers for a simple yet neutral table that will feel so very fresh!

Another great and simple idea is to run foliage down the centre of your table, from start to end, and decorate it with fairy lights. It will look stunning and can also help create an eye-catching centrepiece that will bring the indoor and outdoor together at once.

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4. Mimic Snow

Even though us Aussies miss out on experiencing a white Christmas, we can always mimic it and bring a little bit of snow fun to our table decorations. It sets the perfect winter scene and adds texture to your table setting too. Have a faux fur table runner, fill up some little vases with small white Christmas trees and add Christmas ornaments and bells around to give the setting a pop of colour.

5. Don’t Forget About The Chairs

With so much attention gone to the table, it’s very easy to overlook the chairs. But don’t forget, they are also an important part of your Christmas table decorations and can really help bring the whole thing together. An easy and traditional decoration idea is to tie a small wreath to the back of your chair with a colourful, festive ribbon.

Another easy idea to put together is having an ornament on a ribbon and tied to the back of the chair in a pretty bow. It’s simple, yet elegant, and will definitely be an eye-catcher.

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We hope these simple Christmas decoration ideas for the table helped spark some inspiration for you. Time to put on your creative hats and turn your dining table into a Christmas oasis!

Thinking of building a home that reflects your lifestyle and getting creative with living spaces? Book a call with a member of our team today or call 1800 184 284 for expert advice on the right home design for you!

Manya Mehra


iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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