Christmas Table Setting Three Ways

Christmas Table Setting Three Ways

There’s a Christmas table setting style for everyone—no matter the size of your gathering. Here’s how to get three looks.

With Thanksgiving behind us, there’s less than a month until Christmas. That means we’re approaching our favorite part of the holiday season: Setting the table. Although this Christmas might be different than in seasons past (we’re all for virtual celebrations and intimate gatherings), there’s no reason to overlook your Christmas table setting. In fact, we’d argue now is a better time than ever to celebrate the simple things. Your Christmas table setting is a great place to start. While thoughts of Christmas decor might conjure images of red and green tartan or candy cane stripes, the truth is there’s no one way to decorate for the season. Like all decor, it’s all about what you like—meaning the best table settings are the most personal. Looking for some inspiration to get you started? We’ve laid out three different styles, and outlined the items you’ll need to get each look. Consider these your jumping-off points, whether you want to completely recreate the look, or combine elements from one (or all three!) with your own style. Remember, at Von Gern Home we believe there’s no wrong way to set the table. Happy holidays! Cancelled festivities and virtual holiday meals may be putting a damper on your creative table setting efforts. But we’d encourage you to reconsider. In fact, there may be no better time to indulge in a thoughtfully-laid table. Here’s why … 

Modern Metallic

Red and green who? There’s no kitschy decor in sight on this sophisticated table. This Christmas table setting is perfect for the elegant host who appreciates modern style with a touch of celebratory glam (tastefully done, of course). Start by setting your base with a subtly textural backdrop—either in the form of a metallic tablecloth like this or even a natural wood table. Then, set a row of pine down the middle of the table. Next step? Layer in lightness. Here, that comes in the form of metallic touches on the brass ornaments nestled in the pine and VGH shimmer placemats (Bonus: They’re reversible, so you get two tablescapes for the price of one!). For the dinnerware, keep it clean with simple whites and clear glassware. Then, add softness with a few flowers in muted tones. Don’t have time to hit the florist? Grocery store blooms work just fine. Dinner—and elegance–is served.

Natural Layers

Looking to get back to nature this Christmas? This Christmas table setting is for all those who’ve taken refuge in a house in the country this year—or are stuck home pining for one.

First, set your base with a natural motif. This can be a floral tablecloth, fabric with a leaf or flower pattern, or even wrapping paper printed with branches or flowers! Then, set the table with colorful place settings that pull out the colors in the backdrop.

We love these beaded sparkle placematswhich have just the right amount of shimmer, and coordinating napkin ringswhich dress up even the simplest linen napkin.

The final touch? The centerpiece, where the more the merrier. Set a base with pine branches (from your Christmas tree shop or foraged if you can!). Then, add in any and all colorful accents: berries (real or faux), ornaments, colorful leaves, flowers, or decorative birds.

Let the festivities begin.

Winter White

Because we know bold color isn’t for everyone, here’s our take on merry minimalism. For your base, find something textural, to add a bit of interest to the monochromatic look. A linen or woven tablecloth works, but kraft paper is another easy and budget-friendly option.

To up the elegance we love the Lacquer Shell Placemat, with Pearl Napkin Rings for additional texture. (Looking for a warmer palette? Try the Splatter Placemat in bronze, as seen here).

If you’ve got fine china, go for it, but with these glam accents, even the most basic white plates will look celebration ready. For your centerpiece, lay a base of winter branches (foraged or bought, fake or real—no judgment here!). Then, add in a handful of white flowers (remember, you can always buy an inexpensive bouquet at your grocery store!) and accent with clear glass ornaments.

Who said white was boring?

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Fall Fun

Fall Fun

FUN WITH FESTIVE FALL COLORS

 

Styled By is a section that celebrates creativity and inspiration in the home. Our goal is to show you how to style a variety of Von Gern Home products and open your mind to a wealth of table setting ideas for everyday use in your own home.

 

This month, we’re having fun with festive Fall colors. We’ve styled a table two ways: one a celebratory, colorful brunch and one a simple, graphic lunch setting. The common denominator? This season’s most popular color.

Sure, orange for fall might not seem like a groundbreaking concept, but hear us out: The de-facto color of autumn doesn’t have to conjure images of pumpkins and crunchy leaves. Which is why we’ve spun not one but two new takes on the hue for your autumnal entertaining.

FESTIVE SUNDAY BRUNCH

 
Looking for something a bit more festive? Take a cue from design icon Josef Frank and festoon your table with an array of jewel tones. When you’re using bold, saturated colors, more is more—don’t worry about matching or clashing. For added texture, look to natural elements, like the raffia fringe on these round placemats and centerpieces of colorful fruits, like ripe persimmons.
 
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to dress up an everyday meal, tabletop is the perfect way to do that.

 

Now, more than ever, it’s important to elevate the everyday. When you’re at home, there’s no reason every meal can’t be a chance to show your style.

A GRAPHIC LUNCH SCENE

 
As the days at home drone on, there’s no better reason to lay out a punchy table setting to inject a bit of spirit. And that doesn’t have to mean breaking out the entire wedding china service: Try selecting just a couple elements in coordinating bold colors for the most simple statement.

As for perfect coordination? Overrated. Instead of striving for perfect matches, pair tabletop items in similar color families but different hues and patterns for a look that’s fun, unique, and visually stimulating. Here, two versions of stripe pop against the printed tablecloth. A simple, linen napkin serves as a grounding neutral. And voilà: Lunch—and style—is served.
 

We like mixing the unexpected — go for coordinating over precise matching.

FUN WITH FESTIVE FALL COLORS

 

Styled By is a section that celebrates creativity and inspiration in the home. Our goal is to show you how to style a variety of Von Gern Home products and open your mind to a wealth of table setting ideas for everyday use in your own home.

 

This month, we’re having fun with festive Fall colors. We’ve styled a table two ways: one a celebratory, colorful brunch and one a simple, graphic lunch setting. The common denominator? This season’s most popular color.

Sure, orange for fall might not seem like a groundbreaking concept, but hear us out: The de-facto color of autumn doesn’t have to conjure images of pumpkins and crunchy leaves. Which is why we’ve spun not one but two new takes on the hue for your autumnal entertaining.

FESTIVE SUNDAY BRUNCH

 

Looking for something a bit more festive? Take a cue from design icon Josef Frank and festoon your table with an array of jewel tones. When you’re using bold, saturated colors, more is more—don’t worry about matching or clashing. For added texture, look to natural elements, like the raffia fringe on these round placemats and centerpieces of colorful fruits, like ripe persimmons.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to dress up an everyday meal, tabletop is the perfect way to do that.

 

Now, more than ever, it’s important to elevate the everyday. When you’re at home, there’s no reason every meal can’t be a chance to show your style.”

A GRAPHIC LUNCH SCENE

 

As the days at home drone on, there’s no better reason to lay out a punchy table setting to inject a bit of spirit. And that doesn’t have to mean breaking out the entire wedding china service: Try selecting just a couple elements in coordinating bold colors for the most simple statement.

As for perfect coordination? Overrated. Instead of striving for perfect matches, pair tabletop items in similar color families but different hues and patterns for a look that’s fun, unique, and visually stimulating. Here, two versions of stripe pop against the printed tablecloth. A simple, linen napkin serves as a grounding neutral. And voilà: Lunch—and style—is served.

 

We like mixing the unexpected — go for coordinating over precise matching.

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Woven Fringe Coasters, Set of 4

$50.00

Manhattan Placemats, Set of 2

$140.00

Manhattan Placemats, Set of 2

$140.00

Manhattan Placemats, Set of 2

$140.00

Manhattan Placemats, Set of 2

$140.00

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