Need Christmas table centerpiece and decorating ideas? Transform your Christmas table into a festive masterpiece with these stunning holiday centerpiece and décor ideas. And wait until you see how pretty my poinsettia centerpiece looks with textured neutrals and Christmas greenery.

This is my first time decorating the dining room for Christmas in our new home! And I can’t wait to show you how my Christmas table looks for this month’s supper club theme, a holiday breakfast or brunch.

Whether you are hosting friends or family for the holidays, these dining table centerpieces and decor ideas for Christmas are sure to inspire.

Wait until you see how incredible my dining room table looks all decked out for Christmas!

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The Prettiest Christmas Table Centerpiece and Decor Ideas for the Dining Room

To decorate the dining table for Christmas brunch, I sought a rustic elegant look. I focused on lots of pretty neutral colors and rustic metals with some earthy colors.

For a cozy, layered look, what better way than to incorporate lots of linens with different textiles?

I started with a cozy warm white tablecloth. Then I layered a jute table runner with an airy warm white table runner on top.

This textured backdrop will help make my Christmas centerpiece stand out more on the dining table and create a welcoming vibe.

christmas dining room with white poinsettia centerpiece in a brass ice bucket with crystal chandelier, lenox, cedar branch placemats, and thrift store mantel with christmas greenery and vintage bells in farmhouse dining room

DIY Christmas Table Centerpiece: A Set-and-Forget Approach

But that Christmas centerpiece is the thrill of the table. Isn’t it beautiful?

Fresh vs Faux Christmas Flowers and Greenery

I found these GORGEOUS faux poinsettias at my local nursery last week and thought they’d look amazing in my Christmas tablescape. Let me tell you, I searched high and low online and found nothing as realistic as these pretty faux flowers.

Of course, you can use live poinsettias in a Christmas floral centerpiece too. But I wanted to decorate with a set-and-forget dining room table centerpiece for the season to make things easier on myself.

While beautiful, live poinsettias are a little more work to care for. And I wanted an effortless Christmas table centerpiece that would last through the holidays.

With faux DIY Christmas centerpieces, you can keep the look going with no effort for much longer than having to care for live plants on the dining table. There’s no needle drop and to me, it’s just easier.

I’m a gardener, and I love plants, but even I’m ready to care for a bit less during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Do you agree?

Christmas dining table centerpiece with poinsettias and christmas greenery

Making Christmas Centerpieces

One of the easiest ways to decorate the dining room for any season or holiday is with a beautiful centerpiece. If you do nothing else, that dining table centerpiece will make the room feel more festive and cozy.

And this poinsettia centerpiece does the trick! It was really easy to pull together and took minutes to make. So there’s that added benefit too. This is how I made it.

I started with some green floral foam to anchor the faux Christmas greenery in the base of the gold ice bucket. That’s right, I’m using an ice bucket for the vessel! It’s a little large but kind of fun for a holiday centerpiece.

Christmas table centerpiece idea with poinsettias, christmas greenery and some bling in a gold ice bucket

To support the large poinsettia flowers, I went around the base of the ice bucket with small branches of winter greens.

Since the stems of my Christmas flowers were fairly long, I bent them and nested them inside the bucket.

To add some texture and dimension, I tucked in some gold branches and glittery swirls. That’s the best way to describe them.

They really add a lot of bling without overpowering my Christmas centerpiece with glitz.

christmas table setting ideas with cedar branch placemat, gold chargers, lenox dinner and salad plates, gold linen napkins and mini christmas wreath with taper candles, tea lights and lanterns

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Christmas Table Setting Ideas

With the Christmas table centerpiece complete, it’s time to turn our attention to the rest of the dining table.

Since my personal style infuses a cottagecore approach with a rustic farmhouse feel, the table settings needed to reflect that style and create a cohesive, yet elegant look.

Each place setting is layered with a gorgeous cedar branch placemat, a gold charger, a neutral Lenox dinner and salad plate, beautiful gold linen napkins, and a miniature wreath.

To hold the cutlery, I love these adorable pouches, don’t you? They are a unique way to pull the look together while adding more decorative elements to the table.

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cozy farmhouse dining room decor ideas with a festive christmas table set for holiday brunch with cozy candles, place settings, flowers and christmas greenery

And for extra bling, I used my grandmother’s lead crystal wine and water goblets.

Oh, and of course, we’ve got to set a mood with lighting.

And while I’ve got that stunning chandelier, I love to add more ambiance with taper candles in these vintage candlestick holders, simple votives, and mini gold lanterns to make the dining space feel cozier.

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More About Christmas Table Centerpieces and Decoration Ideas

So what do you think? Aren’t those poinsettias amazing? This is one of my favorite Christmas centerpieces to date!

I wish I could find them online but great-looking faux poinsettias are hard to come by.

How will you be decorating your dining room for the holidays? Do you have a particular theme or look you are going for? I would love to know more in the comments below.

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Supper Club

We’ve been having a great time with our supper club and this month we are celebrating the holidays with a festive brunch.

Whether you are hosting family or friends during the holiday season, my friends and I are sharing lots of pretty Christmas table centerpieces and decorating ideas. So be sure to check out the rest of the inspiration at the end of this post.

And I’m hosting this month’s gathering in my dining room that you’ve got to see all decked out for the holidays.

My Supper Club’s Christmas Table Centerpieces and Decor Ideas

My supper club knocked this one out of the park with their tables. Click on the blog name and photo below to head over to the post.

Wait until you see how gorgeous their Christmas tables look!

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Want to Give the Gift of Flower Gardening This Year for the Holidays?

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What’s In the Bricks ‘n Blooms Guide?

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  • Great garden design ideas with ready-made plans for you to follow
  • Easy-care instructions for a wide variety of flowering annuals, perennials, and shrubs
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  • Graphs, charts, and lists to help you stay organized
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If you’ve always dreamed of bringing country charm to your home while creating a beautiful, relaxing space, I got you! Learn how to grow flowers in even the smallest of spaces with my easy-care, low-maintenance approach.

Looking For More Christmas Decorating Ideas?

I love looking through festive holiday inspiration to get ideas for this year’s decorating aesthetic, don’t you?

Wait until you see these holiday decorating, entertaining, and food ideas to create a cozy home for Christmas.

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Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

Stacy Ling
Home and Garden Blogger Stacy Ling cutting zinnia flowers in her cottage garden with wood picket fence in front of garden shed

In case you are new here, I’m Stacy, a self-taught master gardener who lives and gardens in northern New Jersey, zone 6a.

We recently moved to a beautiful 1850 Farmhouse with 10 acres of gardens, sculptures and statues.

I’ve been gardening for over 20 years and enjoy helping beginner gardeners find their inner green thumb, as well as discover a love for all things plants and flowers. I love to bring the outdoors inside my home too.

I hope you enjoy visiting my home today and hope you come back so we can grow stuff and create beautiful spaces together.

The 10 Days of Christmas

Did you catch the 10 days of Christmas where my friends and I shared daily inspiration to get you psyched up and ready for the holidays?

From Christmas decorating ideas to gift-wrapping ideas, these posts have you covered with lots of creative and budget-friendly ideas.

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  1. So pretty! I wish I could see it in the whole room. Close-ups are nice but they leave me wanting more! Thanks!

  2. Another gorgeous tablescape design Stacy! The gold mixed with all the greenery and white poinsettias is perfect under that stunning chandelier. Pinned

  3. That gorgeous gold container and the white poinsettias are so gorgeous Stacy. You have really outdone yourself on this beautiful Christmas tablescape.

  4. Stacy your table is beautiful!! Love the poinsettias, I wish you a beautiful and happy Thanksgiving!! From your south Jersey friend

  5. Stacy, I love your table so so much. Your centerpiece is absolutely stunning, I am obsessed!! Pinned.