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Set The Perfect Christmas Table: 9 Tips from a Pro with DIYgirls!

You want an Insta-worthy Christmas table, but don’t know how? Vinette Diab-Nicholls from interior design studio DIYgirls guides you to professional holiday hosting with these 9 tips!

As you prepare to host friends and family for a festive feast, the setting of your Christmas table becomes a key element in creating a memorable experience. Follow these 9 tips to style your festive table like a pro!

  1. Embrace a Coordinated Theme:

Start by selecting a theme that resonates with your personal style and complements your existing decor. Whether it’s a traditional red and green palette, a winter wonderland of whites and blues, or a rustic and natural ambiance, having a cohesive theme will tie your table together.

  1. Anchor Your Setting with a Stunning Tablecloth:

Invest in a high-quality, festive tablecloth that sets the tone for the entire meal. At DIYgirls, we designed this stunning, limited-edition Popping Pomegranates Celebration Tablecloth  to anchor your festive tablescape. It’s the result of a creative collaboration between DIYgirls and celebrity lifestyle chef Izelle Hoffman. Izelle wanted a festive tablecloth that would make her Christmas feast pop and match her sleek black-and-white patio at the same time. We then created this perfect blend of cheerful and classy, resulting in a holiday tablecloth with a contemporary edge!

  1. Layer Linens and Textures:

Create visual interest by layering different textures and fabrics. After anchoring your table with your festive tablecloth, add complementary placemats, runners, or chargers. Consider using cloth napkins, folded creatively, or adorned with festive napkin rings, to add a touch of sophistication.

  1. Craft a Festive Centrepiece:

The centrepiece is the focal point of your Christmas table. Embrace the holiday spirit with a striking arrangement of flowers, greenery, candles, décor, or a combination of all four. Incorporate seasonal elements such as pinecones, ornaments, or small twinkling lights to add a touch of magic. DIYgirls’ Reindeer Figurine Set  works perfectly as a centrepiece or additional festive décor.

  1. Dazzle with Dinnerware:

Invest in or bring out your best dinnerware for the occasion. Whether you prefer classic china or rustic earthenware, make sure your plates, glasses, and cutlery complement your chosen theme. Consider mixing and matching patterns for an eclectic and personalized touch.

  1. Personalize Place Settings:

Add a personal touch to each place setting with name cards or small individual gifts. This not only adds a thoughtful element but also helps guests feel special and welcomed. You can use small ornaments, holiday-themed trinkets, or even homemade treats as delightful place markers.

  1. Create Ambiance with Lighting:

Craft a cosy atmosphere with the right lighting. Consider using candles, fairy lights, or string lights to add a warm and intimate glow to the table. Be mindful of the height of your decorations to ensure that everyone can enjoy the festive ambiance without obstructed views.

  1. Indulge in Edible Decor:

Incorporate edible elements into your table decor. Place bowls of seasonal fruits, nuts, or candies strategically around the table. This not only adds colour and texture but also serves as a delightful treat for your guests.

  1. Stay True to Your Style:

While it’s essential to embrace the spirit of the season, don’t forget to infuse your unique style into the design. Whether you love modern minimalism or vintage charm, let your personality shine through in the details.


Setting a beautiful Christmas table is a delightful way to express your creativity and spread holiday joy. By incorporating these tips and infusing your personal style, you’ll create a festive atmosphere that will make your guests feel cherished and leave them with cherished memories. May your holiday table be as warm and inviting as the company you keep!


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