Transform Your Tablescape With These 20 Festive Settings

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The holidays are a time to celebrate the year and embrace what has been and what will be. Dress up your table in preparation for this time of reflection, and transform everyday dishes and flatware into extraordinary statement pieces. These 20 festive settings should get some creative juices flowing!

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20. Natural

Bring the outdoors inside with this natural and festive approach to the holidays. Use birds and branches in your décor, adding texture and whimsy to the table. Photo via HGTV

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19. Traditional

For the traditionalists out there, a table like this may be just the thing. Red glasses and an abundance of greenery harken age-old traditions. Bury white candles in the greenery for contrast and ambience. Photo via My Home Decor

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18. Jingle Bells

Your guests will be singing “Jingle Bells” while dining with this place setting. Boxwood greens and a large bell act as each setting’s focal point. Add a tartan tablecloth and burlap for a comforting blend of fabrics. Photo via Sweet Something Designs

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17. Chalkboard

The chalkboard trend is in for a reason: It’s highly customizable. Personalize your table with a chalkboard table cover, adding the name of each guest above the plate. Photo via Good Housekeeping

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16. Country

If country-comfortable is your style, you can’t go wrong with this take on a holiday table. With delicate china and frosted pine cones, vintage farm-style makes a welcome appearance. Photo via Aiken House and Gardens

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15. Striped Peppermint

This creative take on the holidays includes topiaries made of star-striped peppermints in red boxes, as well as DIY striped chargers made from cake boards. Photo via Life A La Mode

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14. Winter White

A winter white table is set with a white tablecloth, white plates, white-handled silverware and white linen napkins. Votives, also in white, add warmth to the stark look. Photo via My Scandinavian Home

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13. Tartan 

Nothing says “holiday” quite like red plaid. Douse your table in holiday tartan, serve hot cocoa in coordinating red mugs and enjoy the festive look of the traditional print. Photo via Aiken House and Gardens

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12. Modern

For a table your guests are sure to remember, opt out of the traditional design for this very modern take on Christmas. Paper trees in gold and black act as centerpieces, while stark, white ornaments are both place cards and favors. Photo via Good Housekeeping

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11. Minimalist

If simple is your style, recreate this minimalist take on a holiday tablescape. Golden candlesticks with white tapers shed light on a simple place setting. The black-and-white striped runner adds dimension and can also be reused during other seasons. Photo via Anna Bode

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