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After all of the gifts have been exchanged on Christmas morning, we usually split up for an hour or so and prepare for the rest of the day. One sis will take care of the Christmas dinner (a stressful nightmare), and the other sis has much more fun as they are in charge of our favourite thing – setting the Christmas table! Usually, we will have a box from the previous year with little Christmas table bits and pieces that are still in great condition from the previous year. We always try to reuse anything we’ve bought, however, we will also add a few new little Christmas table bits for anything that’s looking a little tired or needs to be replaced, or if we end up changing colour schemes.

In this post, we’ve scoured the online high street and picked out some modern Christmas table settings ideas for Christmas 2020. This post could have been around 10 times longer as we had so much fun finding these items. We’ve included some of the basics, like Christmas tablecloths and napkins, alongside some really cool Christmas table centerpieces and beautiful Christmas candle ideas. Hopefully, this post will give you some ideas for your Christmas Table setting this year.

Christmas Table Setting Ideas for 2020


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Christmas Tablecloths

dark grey christmas table cloth

H&M home is always our go-to place for a Christmas tablecloth, and although we reuse certain Christmas table bits each year, due to several spillages throughout Christmas and New Year (red wine and candle wax!), we find ourselves needing a new tablecloth each year. H&M has several colours available, however, we’ve chosen a Red tablecloth here for a traditional Christmas table setting, or a charcoal grey tablecloth for a neutral base for either silver or gold place settings.

If you prefer something with a little more detail to it, La Redoute has tapped into a beautifully elegant and ornate art deco Christmas theme with this navy blue patterned Christmas tablecloth and this gold and white Christmas table runner with a beautiful gold art deco pattern.

white and gold christmas table runner
gold and white christmas table runner

If you’d prefer to add some Christmas sparkle, Dunelm has a subtle grey sparkle tablecloth available in three sizes.

Christmas Napkins

We featured the sparkly grey tablecloth from Dunelm, and here are the matching grey Christmas napkins, to finish off your dazzling Christmas table setting.

christmas geometric napkins

Go for some patterned napkins, like these geometric star napkins from La Redoute. Not overtly Christmassy, these can be used through the new year.

These adorable white and gold stag napkins are the perfect napkins for Christmas party food.

Christmas Napkin Rings

Let the sleigh bells ring with this set of 4 napkin rings from Zara home in traditional Christmas red.

We’re seeing stars with these beautiful brass napkin rings from nkuku.

A pretty little bunch of flowers on Graham and Green’s unusual gold napkin rings.

For a scatter of gold, go for Dunelm’s leaves and Berries Napkin Rings.

Christmas Table Centrepiece Ideas

We featured this a while ago in our Buy Of The Day Section and had to bring it back for Christmas. A beautiful candelabra Christmas centerpiece.

paper christmas tree black
christmas table idea

A cute little fold-out paper Christmas tree from Habitat, we think these would look lovely scattered along the middle of the table.

Wind this Black metal star garland along the Christmas table, you could even intertwine some LED table lights.

The cutest little wire reindeer sculpture, how lovely would a few of these look placed on a Christmas table runner.

pillar candle pins

We’ve bought these Stag Candle Pins by Culinary Concepts in the past and loved them so much that we had to feature them here. Take any basic pillar candle in any shape, size or colour, and push the pin into the wax to instantly transform a candle.


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Christmas Candle Holders

Another clever way to transform a simple pillar candle, using a decorative candle base.

Add some drama to the centre of your table with this silver hurricane candle holder with antlers.

Christmas Crackers

Luxury Christmas Crackers

luxury christmas crackers black and gold
luxury christmas crackers for adults

Christmas crackers finish off the festive look to your table and they’re always a bit of fun, and most definitely not just for kids? Check out these luxury Christmas crackers for adults from Cox & Cox. Expensive yes, but a proper treat for you and your guests.

Unusual Christmas Crackers

star shaped christmas crackers
gold star christmas crackers

Marks and Spencers Gold Star Crackers

These Star Christmas Crackers look absolutely brilliant and we’re guessing will look even better on the table. These unusual Christmas crackers are an alternative to traditional Christmas crackers and are available from M&S.

Why not personalise Christmas crackers by filling them with your own gifts? These make your own Christmas crackers from John Lewis & Partners allow you to do just that.

Christmas Table Lights

Add some light to your table with some unusual LED lights. Christmas fairy lights can we draped anywhere along the table.

Christmas Bottle Stoppers

A Christmas bottle stopper makes for a great hosting christmas gift, but they can also make a statement on your Christmas table setting.

Christmas Table Setting Ideas – Christmas Cutlery

Christmas up your cutlery with a gold cutlery set or gold serving spoon!

Christmas Glassware

Pop the champagne! It’s chrrrriiissssstttmmmmassssss! These gorgeous champagne saucer glasses have a real 1920’s vintage feel and could also be used for serving up Christmas cocktails.

Novelty light up drinking glasses can admittedly feel a little naff, but Christmas feels like an exception. This set of 4 light-up glasses from M&S caught our eye for some after-dinner cocktails.

If you’re looking for Christmas prosecco glasses we’ve handpicked from Dunelm this Set of 4 Prosecco Flute Glasses, the colourful lustre effect will add a little glamour to the table.

One for the wine drinkers, a beautiful gold wine decanter to allow the wine to breathe (and look very pretty on the table!).

Christmas Dinner Sets

You can’t beat a classic white Christmas dinner set with gold edging. This is a 12 piece set and available from Dunelm.

Adorable little winter Christmas side plates from Matalan.

Christmas Cheese Boards and Christmas Cheese Knives

We’ve always been a fan of the Just Slate company. What better way to present the Christmas cheese course than on this oval slate cheese board with antler handles and a matching antler cheese knife.

A cute mouse cheese knife set from Graham and Green.

cheese dish with lid
Cheese Dome – nkuku

This glass cheese dish with a lid is a lovely way to display your special Christmas cheese before serving.

Christmas Placemats

Round beaded Christmas placemats in gold from Dunelm to add some opulence to the Christmas table.

Not just for Christmas, these hexagon marble placemats have a design feel to them. They also have matching marble hexagon coasters to complete the look of your Christmas table setting.

We love the design of this, for us, these gold placemats from Zara Home would make a real statement on the Christmas table, and can also be used long after Christmas is over.

Christmas Serving Trays and Platters

mirrored serving tray with handles

Christmas drinks anyone?! Serve them up on this gold mirrored serving tray from Next Home.

Mince pies for everyone! All served on an adorable Christmas tree-shaped board! This could also be the perfect Christmas cheeseboard!

Or if you’ve decided to go for a silver Christmas table theme, this silver serving tray is just beautiful with it’s hammered finish.

Meats, cheeses, breadsticks, pickles……we can think of a million things to serve on this large Christmas serving platter from Next.


So there you have it, happy Christmas Table planning! We would absolutely love to see and feature your Christmas table settings here on On Trend Home, so if you’d like to show yours off this year please send us your photos here.


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