How to Style your Christmas Table in 3 different ways

How to: Style your Christmas Table in 3 different ways 

There is arguably no dinner table more important than the one we eat around at Christmas. When all eyes are on the ham, be inspired to create a beautiful Christmas table setting for a tabletop that’s sure to entertain your guests and spotlight your delicious Christmas menu. 

From a luscious garden party inspired setting to a colourful craft masterpiece, celebrate Christmas at home this year in style with Brosa’s endless selection of expertly crafted dining tables for a show-stopping addition to any home. 


Style 1: Garden Party 

Australia has so many plants that look exceptional on a modern Christmas table setting, particularly when used as a centerpiece. Created with sustainability in mind and inspired by atmospheric scenes of evergreen forests and Christmas decor, opt for a lush, emerald colour scheme to get you in the festive spirit. Keep it simple and elegant by decorating your dining table with relaxed garden party inspired styling. A white linen tablecloth will let this deep green setting shine, incorporating a DIY table runner using native foliage. Brushed gold hardware works to elevate the native palette; so keep your eyes peeled for gold cutlery and candle sticks for a touch of festive sparkle.

To recreate our native Christmas centerpiece at home, you’ll need:

  • A few sprigs of eucalyptus gum
  • young maple branches
  • Delicate native foliage or flowers to decorate your napkins
  • Tall candle holders
  • Pillar candles + cages
  • Tea light holders


Start by separating your foliage, laying out stems according to size. Ensure the branches and stems are neat by cutting at a 45 degree angle with the secateurs. Lay the largest stems on the table first, with all stem bases pointing towards the middle of the table. Finish your native centerpiece by laying smaller stems on top, filling in any gaps with more delicate foliage. 

Complete the look by adding white candlesticks, a mixture of ribbed  and smooth glassware, using natural twine and a few springs of native leaves to fasten your napkins. 

A traditional dining table works well with this rustic styling approach. The Brosa Chablis Dining Table embodies understated country charm with an expansive tabletop to fit your show-stopping Christmas spread.  

Contemporary Boho Table Setting

A nordic inspired Christmas table setting feels both contemporary and rustic, with cottagecore details like pastel coloured ceramics complimenting fresh, rich toned florals for a striking Christmas table that works just as well indoors as it does on the verandah. Top Tip: Christmas decorations at each setting personalise your table and make guests feel even more special. Opt for natural materials like jute or wood to add tactility and match your unique centrepiece.

To recreate this contemporary boho Christmas table at home, you’ll need:

  • Structural natural sticks 
  • Pretty florals to style into your table setting (Kangaroo Paw works well here)
  • White or earthy toned table cloth
  • Pastel napkins that match your plates
  • Wooden baubles (glitter if you want some added glam)
  • Glass vases & glassware 
  • Pastel plates 
  • Gold cutlery
  • Candle holders
  • Gold accents
  • Sticks


Within this setting we have utilised large sticks hanging over the centre of the table – if you have capacity to do this (whether you’re dining in your garden or inside) it can create a beautiful feature that adds a whimsical feel, perfect for that rustic bohemian vibe we are going for. If not, create a similar statement by styling branches in glass vases down the centre of your table design, surrounded by a scattering of Scandi-inspired wooden baubles (if you want to add a little glamour – we have included pastel coloured glitter Christmas baubles). Complement your rustic display with a pop of pastel hued ceramics, layering plates to build a focal point for each setting. To continue to soften this look, layer a linen napkin in the same colour way. This will add depth to your setting whilst staying true to the relaxed nature of this table style. Next, think about the atmosphere that can be added with lighting – candle light will add a beautiful allure to your setting, casting a different glow as the day goes on. Finally, we love incorporating gold hardware in the form of cutlery, vases, candle holders and napkin rings to elevate this earthy-chic Christmas table setting. For the complete look, a Scandinavian dining table like the Brosa Olsen Dining Table compliments this contemporary boho Christmas styling approach with ease. 

DIY Colourful Christmas Table Setting 

If you have a little more time on your hands, get crafty with this charming Christmas craft idea for festive fun with finesse. A fun activity for the whole family, be inspired with this seasonal styling tip that will make your Christmas table setting merry and bright. 

To recreate this colourful Christmas table setting at home, you’ll need:

  • Decorative paper in playful colours and festive prints 
  • Craft glue 
  • Scissors 
  • Gold bauble pushpins
  • Playful napkins in the same colours as your paper
  • Plates with feature side plate

Step 1: Form each piece of paper into a cone shape and glue it in place. Top Tip: Use different size paper to create paper trees of varying height. 

Step 2: Trim the bottom so it can sit flat on your dining table. 

Step 3: Push a gold bauble pushpin into the top, resembling the star on top of your Christmas tree. . 

Complete this colourful Christmas table look by arranging your paper trees of differing sizes in the centre of your dining table, adding a handful of colourful baubles in a similar colour palette to bring even more festive cheer. This Christmas table setting could work on any dining table, but we love the concept of assembling your colourful craft masterpiece in the centre of a round table, like the Brosa Darby Dining Table. 

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Celebrate the festive season in style this year. Explore Brosa’s collection of showstopping dining table designs for a Santa-approved interior update. Be inspired by Brosa’s stylish designs with Australia wide shipping and virtual consults. Visit our website for more info.

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