These Fresh and Festive Table Setting Ideas Will Upgrade Your Holiday Lunch

One of the most enjoyable part of Christmas, if not the most enjoyable, is gathering friends and family around for a delicious lunch or dinner feast. And perhaps the best way to make this occasion even more special is by creating a beautiful tablescape to elevate your food and set the festive mood. 

Your Christmas table is one of the most important aspects of the day/evening (we'd argue the gifts are a close second) because it's where you and your family/friends will spend most of the event. A beautifully designed spread won't only elevate the dishes you serve, it will change the overall atmosphere. 

But hosting can be an overwhelming task, especially for first timers, and it requires plenty of forethought. From color scheme, to serveware, there are plenty of things you will need to consider, but the most important thing is that you have fun with it.

Wherever you're celebrating from this year and whether you're partial to a more traditional Christmas aesthetic, or you prefer to keep things dialled down, these tablescape ideas are sure to inspire your festive setting.

Christmas Table Setting Ideas That Are Fresh and Festive

1. Fresh and inviting

A true feast for the eyes this charming spread is fresh and inviting. It embraces understated yet chic holiday flair with simple floral arrangements, linen tableware, and a dialled down color scheme of Olive and Oatmeal. The look has been elevated with a selection of our ceramic dinner plates which make the aesthetic just that extra bit bright. This spread has all the ingredients for a merry gathering.

Recreate this look with our Oatmeal tablecloth, Olive placematsOatmeal napkins, and Bed Threads plates

2. Summery and floral

While there's definitely something warm and inviting about a traditional red and green color scheme for Christmas, switching up hues can really take your table setting up a notch, as seen with the tablescape below. Opting for pinks tones still leans into the Christmas spirit while also keeping things feeling young and fresh. The yellow trimming on the scalloped napkins and Terracotta tablecloth play into the warm Christmas aesthetic as well, while the delicate flower arrangements add a fresh touch.

Recreate this look with our Terracotta tablecloth, Pink Clay placematsPink & Clay & Turmeric scalloped napkins, Pink Bitossi Home Fasano Plate, and Bitossi Home Round Leaf Platter

3. Gloriously green

For those who'd prefer to stay more in line with the traditional Christmas aesthetic, this merry spread celebrates the color green in all its glory. Olive, Sage, and emerald tones culminate to create a look that feels decidedly festive without looking kitsch. In order to create this nature-inspired spread, opt for neutral-toned plateware, clear vases, plenty of foliage, green linen, and gift boxes. The result will be the ultimate sophisticated yet understated tablescape. 

Recreate this look with our Olive tableclothSage placematsSage & Olive scalloped napkins

4. Warm and Rustic

Simple yet festive, this elegant table setting is a nod to rustic-style Mediterranean lunches. Sitting elegantly on our White tablecloth are Bed Threads' brand new dinner plates adorned with fruit and vegetable motifs. These playful designs inject the scheme with more warmth that's sure to invoke some Christmas cheer. Opt for the tomato or pomegranate designs if you're looking to utilise classic Christmas hues.

Recreate this look with our White tableclothRust napkins, and Bed Threads plates.

5. Neutral minimalism

After such a chaotic year, more of us are looking toward simple and peaceful decorations in the home. Christmas decor doesn't need to be over the top and this beautifully dialled down look is entirely sophisticated and exudes a calm look that will really let your Christmas feast shine. This timeless look pairs our Oatmeal and White shades to perfection, and a mix of different shaped glassware and vases for visual interest. 

Recreate this look with our Oatmeal tableclothWhite placematsOatmeal napkins, and Bitossi home wine glasses

6. Mediterranean classic  

Those really looking to channel the warmth of the festive season will love this toasty spread. It's Mediterranean meets traditional Christmas vibes here with red and orange hues mixed in with green foliage. Dress your table with our Rust and Terracotta napery, crisp white plates, and bold floral arrangements for added drama. Star-shaped cookies on guest's plates make for a sweet nod to Christmas.

Recreate this look with our Rust tablecloth, Terracotta placemats, and Terracotta & Rust scalloped napkins

Explore more tablescaping looks with our Build Your Own Table Bundle.

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