Green and Gold Christmas Tablescape

Looking for simple, neutral tablescapes for Christmas? This green and gold Christmas tablescape with a natural centerpiece of green garland is classic and lovely. Plus, get 5 fabulous hacks for your holiday table!

Green and gold neutral table centerpiece with gold bells- Maison de Pax

I love creating holiday tablescapes. The excitement of the upcoming celebration. The beauty of the scene. The enjoyment of seasonal flowers and produce. The chance to use that fun tableware that doesn’t get a lot of use…

wood slice chargers, mini green wreaths and brass candlesticks, classic green and gold holiday tablescape- Maison de Pax

But even I will admit that they aren’t always practical. Sometimes for holidays you just need to focus on the food, or the people, or the travel, or the whatever. But today’s Christmas tablescape is infinitely easy. Simple. Classic. Natural. And gorgeous (if I do say so myself 😉 ). So I’m thrilled to share it today as part of Designthusiasm’s Styled + Set holiday entertaining ideas. Be sure to head to the end of the post to see all the amazing ideas.

simple green and gold holiday dining room - Maison de Pax

But first:

Five holiday table hacks to make a perfect Christmas tablescape.

1. Make the world’s easiest napkin rings.
Check out my video for my favorite holiday hack for napkin rings.

2. Use a sheet as a tablecloth.
I love to use different things on my table: scarves, blankets, and runners… But a simple white sheet is one of my favorites. Why bother with an expensive tablecloth? A clean sheet does the job perfectly.

natural centerpiece of green wreaths and brass candelsticks - Maison de Pax

simple green tree and white tablecloth and natural centerpiece make this the perfect farmhouse Christmas dining room and holiday tablescape - Maison de Pax

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3. Create a natural centerpiece with small wreaths.
This is one of my favorite centerpieces to date. I found three small wreaths at Trader Joe’s for $5 each. Laid next to each other and filled in with a couple of pillar candles and three brass candlesticks… about as easy as you can get with natural centerpieces. You could always use faux wreaths, as well, of course. And if you prefer symmetry (I, personally, prefer balance to actual symmetry, but to each their own!), three wreaths with three pillar candles is about as simple and easy and elegant as you can get.

use three mini wreaths to create a gorgeous natural centerpiece of greenery for your holiday tablescape - Maison de Pax


three mini wreaths and candles for a natural holiday centerpice - Maison de Pax

4. Add something unexpected to your centerpiece.
You saw the three wreaths and simple candles… but the bells really make it beautiful. These were super affordable at 50% off at Hobby Lobby last year. I cannot find the same ones (at least online) this year, but these sleigh bells and these gold bells look pretty similar. Essentially, though, anything could work: bells, ornaments, a wrapped present, reindeer figurines, whatever… just something to add a touch of whimsy or elegance to the simple greenery of the centerpiece.

gold sleigh bells and green wreaths and brass candlesticks for a holiday centerpiece - Maison de Pax

green and gold centerpiece idea - Maison de Pax

5. Create a contrast.
See those rustic wood chargers? The natural greenery, the gold flatware, the classic white plates, and the gray linen napkins all read simple, crisp, and elegant. Beautiful? Of course. But the addition of the rustic, irregular, asymmetrical wood slice chargers gives the whole table an organic interest it was otherwise lacking. I love a good contrast. Whether it’s a pop of metallic amidst a casual scene, an antique in the center of a modern table, or a touch of rustic amidst a classic set… The contrast is what gives the whole space its intrigue.

green and gold Christmas table - Maison de Pax

 wood slice chargers give this elegant Christmas table a rustic edge #Christmastable
And because I can’t resist, here’s a bonus tip:
6. Add at least 2 other things in the room to complement the look.
I know this just sounds like more work (and it is, admittedly), but I’m telling you: two small touches to the rest of the room can work wonders in the wonderland feel of your holiday table. Rather than just feeling like a fancy spread, it feels like a fully transformed room. I opted for a simple green tree and a hand-lettered sign I made a few years ago. The green tree obviously echos the centerpiece…
simple naked green Christmas tree with white lights #Christmastree
And the sign matches the white plates and gray napkins.
green and gold with white and gray Christmas table and dining room #holidaydining

What do you think? Would you like to come have Christmas dinner here? Be sure to pin these ideas for later!

Green and gold Christmas table- Maison de Pax

And now don’t forget that so many of my talented blogger friends are sharing their holiday entertaining ideas today and throughout the week… See them all below!

holiday entertaining tour- Maison de Pax

Hosted by Designthusiasm

white roses and candelabra holiday tablescape - Maison de Pax

Today’s posts:

Taryn Whiteaker

black and white holiday table - Maison de Pax

Celebrating Everyday Life

using a folding table for the holidays can still be elegant! - Maison de Pax

So Much Better With Age

rustic Christmas dining room - Maison de Pax

Setting for Four

white and gold Christmas table ideas- Maison de Pax

Maison de Pax

green and gold Christmas tablescape with natural centerpiece of green garland - Maison de Pax

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

pink Christmas decorating ideas - Maison de Pax

Monday’s Posts

Holiday home tour- Maison de Pax

Taryn Whiteaker | Celebrating Everyday Life | So Much Better With Age
Setting for Four | Maison de Pax | Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Tuesday’s Posts

Holiday home tour- Maison de Pax

Designthusiasm | Shabbyfufu | Randi Garrett Design | Citrine Living
Life on Virginia Street | Decor Gold Designs

Wednesday’s Posts

Holiday home tour- Maison de Pax

Julie Blanner | Bless’er House | Maison de Cinq
Finding Home Farms | Zevy Joy | Town and Country Living

Thursday’s Posts

Holiday home tour- Maison de Pax

StoneGable | On Sutton Place | My Soulful Home | French Garden House

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  1. It’s just stunning, Rachel! I loved your video. I also love that we have a similar theme this year 😉 We must have been sisters in a different life.
    Hugs, Jamie

  2. Rachel, your centerpieces is perfect!! You have such a clean, bold yet, beautiful style!! The bells really knock it out of the park!

  3. Love the simple, natural look here! It’s a wonderful backdrop, letting the peace of the season, the people and of course, the food take center stage. My favorite part is your simple green tree with white lights! I liked my tree better like that too this year but then felt compelled to decorate it.

  4. Oh your centerpiece is magnificent and the bells sets it off as well as the rest of your home I would feel very relaxed for Christmas

  5. Rachel this is soo gorgeous!! Love the green and gold and the bells are darling! So simple and yet so pretty!

    Merry Christmas to you!


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