White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

Need a simple, yet elegant place setting and centerpiece idea for your holiday table?  I came up with a neutral Christmas tablescape idea that you can use as a foundation each year.  Then you can simply tweak a couple of items and bam! – you’ll have a whole new look!  This year I decided to use cranberry/burgundy as my pop of color, but feel free to use whatever you have on  hand.  Let’s get to it! White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps).

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White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

Supplies for Centerpiece:

Supplies for Place Setting:

  • White dot dinner plate, salad plate, bowl – similar set here
  • White dinner napkins – similar here, here (red and green napkins available also)
  • Flatware rose gold/copper – here, here
  • Amber glasses – similar here or here
  • Gold ornaments (inside of bowls)

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 


White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

Tips:

I wanted to start off and say that this tutorial:

  1.  Can be modified – to fit your needs each year.  Go bigger when you have more time, go smaller when you have less time.
  2.  Is convertible – you can move things from the centerpiece area when using for a dinner party.  We ate our “Thanksgiving dinner” LOL – on this tablescape, and simply moved some of the Christmas accessories to make room for our serving dishes.
  3.  Is Celebratory – designed to celebrate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!!  So whatever that looks like for you and your family, then that is enough!!

Have fun with it and let the joy of decorating for Jesus shine through!

Ok, let’s get to the 5 easy steps!


White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

5 Easy Steps:

  1.   Use Ivory or White Table Runner/Tablecloth
  2.   Add Glass Cake Stand Centerpiece
  3.   Add Christmas Accessories 
  4.   Use White Dinnerware/Dinner Napkins
  5.   *Add Accent Color

*The accent color is optional, but does help break up all of the white.  

 


Step #1:  Use Ivory or White Table Runner/Tablecloth

The first thing you will want to do is use an ivory or white table runner or tablecloth and put it onto/cover your table. 

  • This will set the foundation for your white and neutral Christmas tablescape.

I like to use this ivory runner with tassels as my “go-to” for my dining table decorations. 

  • It has a hint of cream – which helps bring a little warmth to the other white accent pieces.
  • And it blends all of the different golden tones together.

Here’s a picture below of the runner with all of the steps done – just so you can see all the colors together.

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 


Step #2:  Add Glass Cake Stand Centerpiece

Now that you have your table runner (or tablecloth down), it’s time to work on the actual centerpiece of your table.

This centerpiece:

  • glass cake stand 
  • a glass hurricane and a white candle
  • 2 green picks for each side (x2)
  • 2 white poinsettia picks front side
  • 2 white picks back side

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

It will look like this – pictured below. 

Of course you can always tweak it with greenery or picks that you have on hand.

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

You can adjust the greenery picks (move them out a little) to fill in some gaps – once you get to step 3.

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

And I do love the gold dot rim on my cake plate, but you can always use a plain glass cake plate and add a gold dot rim charger (as a little dupe) 😉

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 


Step #3:  Add Christmas Accessories

Now it’s time to add some other decorative Christmas accent pieces to each side of the glass cake stand centerpiece.

Note:  My items are tall (personal preference), but use the heights listed and picture below as reference.  It’s all about scale.

  • 2 grapevine lighted cone trees  – (23″H)
  • 2 fur cone trees – (21″H)
  • 2 burlap trees – (18″H)

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

This is what they will look like (candle/candle stick – step 5). 

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

Don’t be afraid to move things around or “shop” your Christmas closet each year first – before buying anything.

Here is a top view so that you can see the spacing of the decorative accents on the ivory table runner.

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 


Step #4:  Use White Dinnerware & White Dinner Napkins

The next thing you’ll want to do is to set up your place setting by adding white dinnerware and white dinner napkins to your tablescape.

I decided to use:

  • white dinnerware/white napkins
  • amber glasses
  • rose gold flatware
  • gold ornaments (inside bowls)

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

The white dot dinnerware is another go-to for decorating my table settings because it is so versatile.

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

I love how the golden tones warm up the white dinnerware.

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 


Step #5:  Add Accent Color

So, this is where you can customize your white and neutral Christmas table with the “accent” color you want.

I chose to use:

  • cranberry – colored taper candles
  • a burgundy wreath 

Feel free to choose whatever accent color you like this year, and then next year you can just change out the candles and wreath – to make it “new.”

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

Here is a closeup picture so that you can see how the candles and wreath – make the neutral tablescape come to life.

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

Now, let’s get to some after pictures so you can see it all together!


After Pictures

Centerpiece Only

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

Centerpiece + Table Decorations

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

Back Side Views

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

Top View

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

And let there be light!

Centerpiece Only

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

Centerpiece + Table Decorations

White & Neutral Christmas Table (in 5 Steps)

 

Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2024!!

Love & Hugs 🙂

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