15 Holiday table settings as impressive as the feasts you're planning

Seasonal tablescapes you'd have to tear yourself away from after dessert.

Seasonal tablescapes you'd have to tear yourself away from after dessert.

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If your menu takes centre stage for all of your holiday feasts, all the more reason to ensure that your table is a fitting backdrop. In search of the worthiest, seasonal tablescapes out there, we scrolled through the internet to bring you 15 gorgeous examples to inspire you. From rustic to traditional, classic to contemporary, we think you'll want to emulate at least one if not all of them for your parties, brunches and dinners ahead.  

Rose gold and contemporary

This stunning table is simple and elegant and has the prettiest use of rose gold. To emulate this look, keep things neutral with a palette of white, grey and black and then add in some rose gold tumblers and other metallic accents in a similar hue as a focal point. Repetition is key in covetable 'scape.

Pretty in pink

Just scrolling past this super pretty tablescape made us smile. For a look as gorgeous and monochromatic as this one, opt for pastels and don't be afraid to pull out your vintage china. Lots of gold accents and holiday ornaments in different shades add extra sparkle to your dinner party and a touch of sophistication.

Black and white and oh-so classy

This looks is classic, a bit traditional and anything but boring. Stick with a tried and true black and white colour scheme for a big impact and a lot of sophistication. It's also the perfect time to pull out all that cut crystal you've got lying around, adding a bit of glam and some added sparkle to your table.

Moody tablescape    

We can't get enough of this moody tablescape from the stylists at House of Brissi. A floral centrepiece down the entire table and dark placemats add an unexpected moody tone to this look, but the piece de resistance is certainly the hanging branch with plenty of monochromatic baubles on display.

Cozy and plaid

Cozy up your dinner table with all kinds of plaid this season. We love this unexpected use of thin, plaid blankets and the added East coast prep it lends. Keep tableware white and add a pop of extra (and budget-friendly) colour with some groupings of clementines.

Modern and gold

This look doesn't scream holidays and we love that about it. Opt for a palette of white and gold to keep things simple, and plenty of candles, but with modern lines. Throw in a floral arrangement and you're ready to entertain. Side note: Don't be afraid to stray from evergreens and poinsettias just because it's December.

All gold everything

Matte gold cutlery is still going strong and what better time to put it to use than the holidays? Opt for all gold everything (chargers, gold-rimmed glasses, and Christmas balls) and you've got yourself a dreamy 'scape. We love how this maker added a bit of a rustic touch with a no-fuss evergreen accent and twine around the menu.  

Classic blue and gold

Hanukkah is definitely the perfect time to deck out your dinner with this classic blue and gold colour combo. Opt for different shades of blue to add interest and even blue glassware if you can – and of course, the matte gold cutlery that we can't get enough of.

Classic Christmas

This super pretty tablescape reads old-school Christmas with its red and green motif and we're totally on board. This soft but traditional colour scheme is the perfect place to pair all of that trendy grey tableware you've collected. For a pop of red and an extra-festive place setting, add in some red berries, a sprig of evergreen from your local florist and tie it all up with some red and white twine.


This greenery-forward table is the holiday 'scape of our dreams. With plenty of gold accents (there's that gold cutlery again) and a hint of soft pink, this look proves that soft and floral can certainly read holiday. Up your evergreen centrepiece with the addition of the super trendy silver dollar eucalyptus to keep things fresh and add some more texture.

Citrusy and fresh

We absolutely love the pop of orange combined with the traditional blue and white Hanukkah colour scheme. To emulate this classy look on your own table, opt for bold blue and white linens and stick to plain white plates. For a simple and super budget-friendly pop of colour, add a clementine (with stem if you can find them) to each place setting. And of course, a stunning bouquet of flowers in the centre of your table doesn't hurt either.

Frosty Christmas

This Canadian blogger just crafted the prettiest 'scape with a frosty twist. Opt for faux garland with a bit of flocking for a look you can use year after year. White tableware, pinecones and those super cute birds add a rustic feel to this gorgeous look. We also love the personalized homemade place cards as an extra special touch.

Rich and moody

You don't need reds and greens to make a cozy winter table. The unexpected use of matte black table decor and dishes adds a moody warmth, while the fresh evergreens as a centrepiece keep things fresh. Throw some faux sheepskins on the backs of your guests' chairs for an extra cozy feel.


We adore the warm glow of this tablescape. Keep the colour scheme warm and neutral with plenty of beiges, whites and gold tones. Add an extra glow with lit candles when dinner is served. This look is proof that your candle holders don't all need to match as long as you keep to the same colour, making it much easier to put what you've already got to good use!

Colourful vintage

This look screams classic Christmas and we love that it's going for it! It's the perfect time to pull out that vintage, Christmas-patterned china that grandma gave you or the pieces you found at that yard sale. Carry on the theme with red and green linens and plenty of glass balls down the centre of the table, and you've got a tablescape fit for the Clauses.