Holiday party decorations tend to be a tad over the top and decked out in traditional Christmas colors. But for your winter tablescapes, why not style these more simply with an elegant rustic, woodland look? Not sure how to pull this off? Well, here are 10 of the loveliest table settings to inspire you. They demonstrate how you, too, can “go natural” with materials and elements for centerpieces and place settings but with a fresh, modern flair that you’d love for your snowy season gatherings with friends and family!
Woodland-inspired Table Settings with a Fresh, Modern Flair
Each of these tablescapes has a few creative touches that caught our eye. Not just because they are great decorations, but because you can do them, too!
The Winter White Tablescape (1) created by Lory of Designthusiasm is a wonderful marriage of crisp whites, rich woodsy tones, and glittering silver and crystal.
Details we love: the sparkly napkin rings, the bare branch centerpieces frosted with faux snow, the towering table lanterns.
This country-style setting (2) from My Domaine owes its charm to the cheery pops of red. Details we love: string lights draped on the tabletop, red-striped fabric runner (you could even use cheese cloth tea towels), matching red touches in the berry centerpieces and cranberry cocktails.
Having a natural mini Christmas tree as centerpiece (3) is a delightful idea in this setting by The DIY Mommy. Details we love: the contrast of burlap with white linens, gold ornaments with pine cones, sprigs of greenery as napkin accents.
This lush woodland tablescape (4) we found on Serendipity Refined was apparently inspired by Snow White and her forest home! Details we love: the layered place settings of fine china, clear glass chargers, and rough-hewn wood slices; the centerpiece assembled from fresh greens and pine cones atop a 6-foot birch pole.
A Rustic Winter White Setting (5) looks oh-so-elegant with a monochromatic treatment, as styled by Jenny Haas Photography and Ashley Krogman Designs, featured on Celebrations At Home. Details we love: music sheet cones used as plate chargers, paper rosettes, the entire muted beige-cream-silver effect.
MORE Woodland-inspired Tablescapes with a Fresh, Modern Flair
Are you starting to see just how doable these styling approaches are? Some of the table elements shown may be a bit pricey or may be heirloom pieces. But you can always make creative substitutes and get a similar look!
An eclectic candlestick vignette makes this nature-inspired tablescape (1) by Domestic Fashionista a real stunner. Details we love: unique candlesticks, pine tree clippings and giant pine cones, white pitcher and cake stand, music sheet place mats.
The look of a winter wonderland scene (2) is so simply created by Kittelberger Florist using blues, whites and fresh flowers and greens. Details we love: icy blue table cloth with a sheer white overlay, baby’s breath arrangements, fresh evergreens.
This whimsical winter table setting (3) we spotted on Between Naps on the Porch features a table covering of real snow! But everything else you can replicate. Details we love: vintage lace napkins, snowflake napkin rings, snowflake-patterned glasses.
So many fascinating details in this Southern Rustic Christmas Tablescape (4) styled by Rogue Engineer. Details we love: deer figurines (other woodland animals will do too!), glass bottle centerpiece in a long wooden box, natural cotton cuttings, crystal bead trees (seen in the full post).
Potted plants make for an eye-catching surprise on this Neutral Woodland Tablescape (5) by Rustic + Refined. Details we love: lemon cypress trees and lavender in clay pots, wooden lanterns filled with nuts, pure white bone china (versatile for any occasion).
These 10 table settings are such inspiring examples of how your own winter parties at home can look. Simply combine natural elements with unique accent pieces, and pull them all together with a creative eye!