top of page
  • Writer's pictureJoshua Allen Design Team

A Table Designed for Christmas Dinner

Updated: Aug 27, 2023

Christmas is almost here! The cards, the shopping, the gift wrapping; it’s all sooo overwhelming! Even more so if you have to entertain family and friends for Christmas. Besides cleaning and cooking, the most stressful part of the holiday is making sure you fit all your food and family in your dining space, while making it all look presentable.

This is where we come in! You can make your table look unforgettable with a little TLC and small decor items you can find around the house, in your cabinets, and even outside (which are our personal favorite)!

Here are some fabulous tips to help make your Christmas table memorable:

Bring in patterns.

Our go to to any decor dilemma is pattern and texture. If you feel like there is just something missing, but you can't put your finger on it, try adding some plaid napkins, or a textured runner to liven up the space.

Use some pinecones!

Bring in some nature even during the wintertime with pinecones from outside, you can even add some twigs! Try dusting them with some powdered sugar to have your table transform into a winter wonderland!

Cinnamon sticks! Walnuts? Yes!

Reach into your cabinet and take some cinnamon sticks to use as cute décor on the table or in your festive drinks. Shelled walnuts are a surprising and adorable touch you can sprinkle in those empty spaces you have on your tables!

Play with your food.

Those Christmas cookies deserve to be looked at before they are demolished. Put them in small dishes around the house or counter. Use the cherry pie you slaved over as a pop of color to the table. Don't wait until dessert time to show off all your hard work!

One word: Fruit.

While we are on the subject of your holiday dishes and desserts, can we talk about fruit please? Oranges are such a nice pop of color, especially with some greenery! You can even put them in a large bowl and use as a centerpiece with some Christmas tree trimmings and berries!


Another go-to! Use eucalyptus around the table to decorate each plate for your guests. Your Christmas tree trimmings can come in handy as a table accent! Run them down the table, and don't be afraid to add some lights (use the battery operated ones for ease!) to add a magical glow to the room.


Any space that needs some warmth can use a candle, including your Christmas table, Use classic white wax for a sophisticated look or red, green, and even a patterned candle to have some fun with it.

We hope this helped relieve some stress about hosting! Setting a beautiful table for Christmas dinner is much easier than you think, sometimes you just need to be pointed in the right direction. The most important thing is to enjoy your company... and all that delicious food you made!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Joshua Allen Design!

As always, we appreciate any ideas, input, and feedback from our community and clients. So drop us a line in the comments below, chat with us on our Facebook page or email us at!

24 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page