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5 Simple Ideas to Style a Beautiful Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape

Learn how to style a modern farmhouse Christmas tablescape with our simple ideas. DIY yarn trees create a beautiful centerpiece.

Do you love to entertain during the holidays?


Oh good, then you’re going to love today’s blog post.

I’m sharing a pretty tablescape that’s perfect for any celebration.

Not only would it be perfect for Christmas but it’s neutral yet special enough for a New Year’s Eve party too.

Maybe you’re not entertaining this year?

That’s okay because even if you’re not hosting a gathering, setting a beautiful table in your dining room only adds to your home’s Christmas decor aesthetic.

Virtual Supper Club

If you’re new to our blog welcome!

We started this virtual group as a way to bring you entertaining ideas…everything from the tablescape to the party menu and recipes.

Each month we share a new theme with our blogging friends so you can get inspired for your own get-together.

If you’re stopping by from Vintage Home Designs…wasn’t Michele’s table gorgeous?

If you’ve missed any of our previous dinner club posts you can find them at the end of this article.

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What is Your Christmas Aesthetic?

dining room table with chandelier over table and china cabinet beyond table decorated for Christmas

Knowing how you want your home to look and feel is an important piece of decorating your home for the holidays.

Do you want a cozy neutral space or do you want a bright festive vibe?

Are you drawn to white lights, candles, and a warm color scheme?

Or maybe you prefer bright cheerful colors and textures?

Once you decide then the fun can begin with styling your home for Christmas.

How to Create a Farmhouse Christmas Centerpiece

close up view of several diy yarn trees with stars on top and candles in between trees on table

When styling a tablescape it’s always helpful to start with your centerpiece.

Then you can work around the table and the rest of the room.

Anne and I had some fun crafting recently and these DIY chunky yarn trees were just one of the projects we completed.

They’re super easy to make and you can style them in any color yarn or even jute to match your holiday home décor.

I knew that I wanted to use these homemade Christmas trees for my tablescape so I made enough to fill the middle of the table.

I made a total of seven yarn trees in various sizes, colors, and textures for my Christmas table centerpiece.

Aren’t they just so cute?!

If you’d like our step-by-step instructions to make them go to this blog post to check it out.

close up of pompom garland on tablescape

I often use two of these skinny table runners from South Home Design when I style my centerpieces on my dining room table.

It’s such a pretty washed linen fabric with a bit of fringe on the ends.

Laying the runners down the middle of the table is the perfect base to start building my centerpiece.

Next, I placed the DIY yarn Christmas trees randomly on the runners, then tucked a felt ball and wood bead garland in between the trees.

The garland along with the table runner creates additional texture and interest in the design.

close up of DIY yarn and jute Christmas tree centerpiece

A tablescape isn’t complete without some candlelight, am I right?

Six gold candlesticks hold tall ivory tapers to give my holiday centerpiece a pretty glow and ambiance.

I love the elegant simplicity of the candles mixed with the more rustic DIY trees and garland.

close up of greenery on tablescape

These gorgeous half spheres are a beautiful pop of greenery on each end of the table centerpiece.

I got several of these from our friend Jackie who owns Rod Works home decor store in Asheville, NC.

If you’re ever in the area you need to go say hi to Jackie, she’s super sweet and has an awesome store chock full of home décor goodies for every style.

How to Set a Holiday Table

place setting with two forks, two spoons and knife on either sides of plates and chargers on Christmas tablescape

Anne & I finally broke down and bought gold flatware after admiring it forever on other bloggers’ tables.

We purchased three boxes and since each box is a 20-piece set we both get flatware serving sets for six.

It worked out perfectly!

close up of layers of chargers and plates for place setting on Christmas farmhouse tablescape

We just loved this set because it’s actually champagne and not gold so it’s not super shiny.

And it blends beautifully with both of our styles.

view of cloth napkin with fringed edge and brass bell with clipped greenery attached as napkin holder on place setting

To set each place I started with seagrass woven chargers, then I placed a faux wood charger on top.

Yup…they are fake wood!

I bet you couldn’t tell in the photos they were plastic and not wood!

They look pretty good, don’t they!?

After stacking the double chargers, I stacked my everyday dinner salad plates.

I got the dishes from Pottery Barn…and no they weren’t super expensive…and yes they are worth every penny! lol

view of cloth napkin with fringed edge and brass bell with clipped greenery attached as napkin holder on place setting

On top of each plate is a simple neutral cloth napkin with fringed edges.

I made a napkin holder by treading a piece of jute twine through a brass jingle bell, then added a piece of greenery that I cut from a tree in my backyard.

I just tied it around the napkin for an easy neutral accent.

glassware on Christmas table place settings

At each place, I set two wine glasses, one for wine and the other for water.

I really like using stemless wine glasses instead of traditional water goblets because they look so much prettier on the table.

How to Decorate a Dining Room for Christmas

faux cedar garland hung around bottom of chandelier with group of five brass jingle bells tied with twin hung from middle of chandelier

You don’t want to just decorate the top of your table when designing a tablescape.

Think about the areas near and around the table too.

I always like to add some holiday décor to my chandelier that hangs over the table.

A simple faux cedar garland draped around the bottom is perfect because you can dress it up or down depending on the rest of the décor in the room.

In the past, I’ve hung clear glass ornaments with ribbon from my light fixture.

This year, I decided to switch it up and hang these pretty brass jingle bells with jute to coordinate with the farmhouse-style Christmas table.

mini wreath hung on back of dining room ladder back chair with burlap ribbon

On the back of each dining chair, I hung a small wreath with burlap ribbon.

I found these inexpensive wreaths at Target several years ago.

Don’t worry…they sell them in the Bullseye Playground area in Target every holiday season so you can grab a few for your chairs.

Or click here for similar mini wreaths or check out my “shop the post” image below to buy online.

hutch with door open and garland strung over with gold bells decorated for the holidays

If you have a china cabinet, sideboard or buffet bring some Christmas decor to those pieces as well.

I draped another faux cedar garland along the top of the open door on my hutch and added a set of gold bells too.

Inside the cabinet, I placed a few mini faux trees wrapped in burlap.

And on the top of the furniture are a couple more trees.

view of farmhouse tablescape decorated for Christmas hutch to left of table and decorated Christmas tree to far left corner of room beside windows

Last year I moved my large Christmas tree from my front gallery room to our dining room and placed it in the middle of the windows.

I absolutely loved having a decorated tree in the dining room…it looked so elegant.

This year I decided to slide the tree into the corner of the room instead of in front of the windows.

And I think I love it even more in that spot!

What do you think?

Although some of the dining room Christmas décor looks very similar to last year, the tablescape is completely different.

Modern Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room

dining room decorated for Christmas table with centerpiece of DIY trees, candles. wreaths hung on backs of chairs. decorated tree in corner of room

Not only is my table ready for Christmas but now my dining room is all decked out for the holidays too.

I’m not sure if I love the room more during the day…

night time view of farmhouse Christmas tablescape in decorated dining room with tree in corner

…or at night!

Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

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More Christmas Tablescape Ideas from Our Friends

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