12 chic table decor ideas to elevate your tablescape if you love hosting for the holidays

From twisted candlesticks to colourful glassware

a selection fo table decor from the article
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If there’s one thing that’ll elevate your dinner parties it’s a chic selection of table decor. If you’re planning on hosting around the holidays (or beyond) we’ve scoured the internet to find the very best decor picks that will transform dreary dinner settings into the tablescape of dreams.

Whatever the occasion: whether you're having friends and family around in that period between Christmas and New Year—when no one knows what day of the week it is—or just love hosting and want to elevate your table for future dinner parties, your tabletop decor is a great place to invest.

In terms of other homeware top picks, if you’re looking for the best coffee machines, air fryers and comfy pillows we’ve got those too. But we’re here to talk about tabletop decor. From clean and classic to more statement and on-trend styles, there’s sure to be a decor pick in here for you.

On-Trend Table Decor

Statement Table Decor

Clean and Classic Table Decor

Colourful Table Decor

How can I decorate my table? 

Traditionally, table settings consist of dinnerware, glassware, cutlery, and a few decorative elements such as candles, napkins and of course the all-important centrepiece. But there are a few touches you can add to make your tablescape feel far more elevated.

Don’t be afraid to incorporate a little colour into your scheme. Whether you love to clash bright tones together or stick to more neutral shades with a statement pop of colour, it’s an easy way to make your tablescape feel more considered.

And finally, don’t forget the power of small finishing touches. John Lewis has found that searches for decorative ribbon have increased by 125% compared to last year, proving that extra decorative elements—whether added to your tree, gift wrapping or dinner table—are deemed more effective than ever. A simple, cost-effective addition such as tying a ribbon around each napkin or dotting twisted candlesticks around makes the whole place setting feel more put-together. 

Valeza Bakolli
Junior Shopping Editor

Valeza Bakolli is Marie Claire’s Junior Shopping Editor. She previously worked at BuzzFeed, where she honed her skills in all things shopping - from gift guide curation to being first on the scene to feature the latest fashion and beauty drops. She’s made it her mission to encourage people to shop mindfully and with purpose. That’s why she dedicates hours of her time every day to finding the best products online so you don’t have to - from small and sustainable businesses wherever possible, of course.