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13 Holiday table setting ideas

Getting your home ready for the holiday party season can take a lot of planning and preparation to pull together the perfect look.

Step up your home dinner parties this season with beautiful tabletops, featuring elegant settings to enhance your dining room. Mix glitter, gold and colorful accents with personalized place cards and natural details to form a flawless table for the holidays. Find your decorating inspiration with these 13 dazzling table setting ideas!

1. Stripes and braids

This romantic yet vintage table setting plays with layers to create a beautiful look, with a braided accent on top of striped napkins.

Image: Leo Patrone/Hostess with The Mostess

2. Glam gold

This golden holiday table brings a metallic glow to your dinner with gold glitter confetti, gold-dipped candles and other pops of gold details.

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Image: Hey Look/The Sweetest Occasion

3. Fresh greenery

Create a simple nature-inspired table setting by incorporating natural elements like fresh greens and cranberries. Dress up your traditional table with a bold napkin color to add visual interest.

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Image: Finding Home

4. Wood chip place card holder

Be unique with your holiday table by bringing outdoor elements inside. This wood chip place card holder DIY will warm your dining room right up.

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Image: Coordinately Yours by Julie Blanner

5. Festive bundle

Mix together mini pinecones, candy canes, holly berries and any other holiday embellishments of your choice into a napkin setting for a sweet surprise at your dining table.

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6. Blue beauty

A combination of earthy tones and deep blue accents creates a seasonal warmth for your holiday table setting.

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7. Classic holiday cheer

Taking a plain plate and dressing it up with decorations allows a simple setting to become festive and charming.

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Image: A Spoonful of Sugar

8. Shimmering pear

A glittery pear table setting centerpiece is the perfect way to transform your chic decor into an elegant yet glamorous display.

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Image: Brittany Makes

9. Neutral bliss

For those of you who enjoy a more natural tablescape, this table consists of a linen tablecloth, sheet music, birchwood and other elements from nature that piece together an overall vintage setting.

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10. Simple sprig place cards

Sometimes the simplest of table settings can be the most beautiful. This bit of rosemary sprig with personalized place cards is just the right amount of classy and leaves more room for food and drinks.

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11. Winter wreath

Wicker chargers, burlap runners, ribbons and wreaths make up this joyful place setting.

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Image: On Sutton Place

12. A bit of blue

Mix and match colorful tones with classic items to present a bright and beautiful table setting. This blue and gold decor is every bit of sweet for your winter dinner party.

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Image: Creating Couture Parties

13. Eye candy

All things red and green, this joyous table setting uses lime green, red and black to present a merry, upbeat scene. Don’t miss the festive plates that can easily be created with a Sharpie marker.

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Image: Southern Hospitality

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