Tasteful Holiday Table Settings

Grab inspiration from our stylish holiday table setting ideas.


Hi, I'm Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, editor-at-large at Southern Living. Here are a few looks to help you set a distinctive Christmas table. For a casual look, pull a solid-color plate in your favorite holiday color palette. A pewter goblet adds an air of casual elegance. Wrap a small gift and put it at every place setting to give your every day china a holiday look. For a sweet and kid friendly look, choose a candy colored theme. Red, white, and green are easily recognizable by children. For a modern look go monochromatic. You see linens with clean geometric lines can give a more modern flair to your frilly China. For traditional styles, make an elegant statement with classic pieces. Monogrammed China adds a courtly look to any table setting. Pair a solid color plate for a striking color scheme. Use a pear or a bayleaf to hold your place card. For a vintage look, select pieces with character and a sense of history. Lacy linens in a neutral color scheme, will compliment any of your heirloom china. For more holiday inspiration, visit southernliving.com.
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