The most beautiful Christmas table settings are those that reflect your personal style, whether that’s classic and traditional, or ’70s-inspired boho. Let your holiday table setting nod to the latest trends of the moment (hello, shibori napkins), but choose a theme that matches your own home decor style, too. To help us find inspiration and make shopping for all of the details easier, we met up with Etsy’s trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson for her top three Christmas table settings for 2018. Go with the neon look for a merry and bright vibe, or opt for the laid-back style of the bohemian table setting. Then, consult the shopping guide below to find out where to buy every gorgeous item featured in the video.
Joanna Gaines may have made the modern farmhouse trend take off, but the fad isn’t stopping anytime soon. This versatile table setting can work with several home decor styles, including farmhouse and Scandi-inspired minimalism. The first key is to incorporate natural elements, Isom Johnson explains. Consider bringing in pinecones, greenery, or even natural wood slice chargers. Keep the color palette neutral so that the natural elements can really shine, then mix in a few metallic pieces, like gold flatware.
To buy: Handmade Pottery Dishes (pictured), BlancPottery.etsy.com. Set of 3 Wooden Candlesticks, BitsofImperfection.etsy.com. Rustic Wood Slice Chargers, MMESupplyHaus.etsy.com. Catch All Dish, BlancPottery.etsy.com. Natural Napkins, PCBHome.etsy.com.
To make your table merry and bright, but without going overboard, Isom Johnson suggests mixing just a few neon touches into your Christmas table setting. Bright bottle brush trees or napkins with some DayGlo details are all you need to get the look.
To buy: Ho, Ho, Ho Tea Towels, bobbyandfaith.etsy.com. Neon Heart Place Settings, RachelEmmaStudio.etsy.com. Neon Bowls, paragraphloop.etsy.com. Bottle Brush Trees, smilemercantile.etsy.com. Wood Salt & Pepper Shaker Set, ForTheHost.etsy.com. Wood Kitchen Utensil Set, ForTheHost.etsty.com.
The ’70s are making a resurgence, and that means that bohemian style is back. Let your Christmas table setting reflect this laid-back style by incorporating whimsical agate place cards, a dried floral centerpiece that would make any flower child proud, and shibori napkins for an updated take on tie-dye. To finish the look, mix in rattan chargers, coasters, or napkin rings.