How to create an EASY and BEAUTIFUL Christmas tablescape using cedar garland and roses. Below are all the details you need to create your own version of Christmas in the dining room.

Our Christmas dinner gathering will be smaller this year, but I still plan to have a nice dinner in the dining room to celebrate the special day. My living room and dining room connect to one another, so in keeping with my pink Christmas tree this year, I created a pink Christmas tablescape. Pink not your color? No problem! You can take the same idea and swap out the pink for another color of your choosing. The fundamental design behind this Christmas tablescape is that it relies a lot on a mix of textures to create an interesting look.

Dining room table decorated for Christmas with pink and white and cedar garland

Decorated Chair Backs

In contrast to my Fall tablescape, I wanted to keep the décor very simple. I started by using my kitchen cross-back chairs and attaching a small cedar wreath to the back. I used 1 1/2″ pink wired ribbon to secure the wreath to the chair and accented it with a small pink ornament.

Christmas table with cedar garland and pink roses and white candles

Christmas Centerpiece

The center of the table is a soft mix of pinks, white, silver, and green. While not traditional Christmas colors, I like this romantic mix! I used a length of cedar garland down the center, accented with pink ornaments.

Christmas place setting with pink and silver and white and garland

Closeup of pink ornament in cedar garland on a Christmas tablescape

I added grocery store pink roses and some stalk in small mercury glass votives.

Closeup of pink roses and white candles surrounded by cedar garland on Christmas table
Closeup of pink rose in mercury votive surrounded by cedar garland for Christmas

Last but not least, a few white taper candles in mismatched silver candlesticks for a warm glow.

Closeup of taper candle with dripping wax and Christmas pink and green table in background

Christmas Place Settings

The place settings include a silver charger with silver-rimmed dishes.

Christmas place setting with pink napkin tied with white ornaments and cedar sprig

A simple pink napkin tied with ribbon, two ornaments, and a spring of cedar give a bit of “pop” to otherwise plain plates.

Christmas place setting with pink napkin tied with white ornaments and cedar sprig
Closeup of christmas place setting tied with ribbon two white ornaments and cedar garland

My French dining hutch holds my collection of white Ironstone. For the holidays, I added a bit of pink and green to help tie the room together.

Pink and silver Christmas dining room table with hutch with ironstone collection

This didn’t take long to put together but came out so elegant and romantic!

Pink green and silver Christmas tablescape idea in dining room
Crossback chairs with cedar christmas wreaths on back

Again, if pink isn’t your idea of the perfect Christmas color, you can swap out the color to fit your style. What keeps this Christmas tablescape interesting is the mix of textures: the heavily textured greenery mixed with the shiny ornaments, the messy dripping candles paired with elegant roses, etc.

I hope you are able to use this idea and tweak it to make it your own!

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  1. Beautiful ! So elegant and enviting.

  2. Oh my, this is breathtaking. Love the soft pink and those roses with the Christmas greens – stunning..

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