Inside: Classic white and gold bring the magic of the holiday season to the table with elegant sparkle and shine!
You know what’s so great about that blank brown rectangle to the right when you walk in my front door?
That dining table makes the perfect blank canvas for the theme of my decorations for the Christmas season! This year it’s all about a white and gold color palette and a magical, peaceful ambiance in the foyer, living room, and dining room.
And what little detail makes this white and gold classic color scheme even more holiday-ish? The delicate, natural masterpiece that comes in white—the snowflake!
This post contains Amazon and other affiliate links for your convenience. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase something through any link, I may receive a small commission, at no extra charge to you. I only recommend products that I love or would purchase for myself. See my full disclosure here.
How to put together this easy and elegant white and gold Christmas tablescape.
This gold and white Christmas tablescape inspiration started with my tree. There’s not a drop of red on it this year which is way outside my Christmas comfort zone—and it may be one of my favorite trees ever. (I’ll be sharing the full tour of this area including the tree soon!)
You can tour these room’s looks from last year in the post, “Green: The Perfect Popular Color to Refresh Red and White Christmas Decor“.
The gold and white holiday centerpiece.
First, I filled in the extra-long center of the table with a centerpiece that has loads of sparkle and shimmer in gold, white, and even some silver to up the shine.
As a reflective foundation, I laid down a mirror as the “table runner” for the Christmas centerpiece. It’s actually a full-length mirror made for the back of a door.
Next came my basic gold candle sticks that seem to go with every tablescape theme. Then I interspersed mercury glass finials that usually decorate my bedroom mantel for the holidays. But I knew they’d add just the right elegant glimmer to this theme.
Next came the snow. It’s soft and peaceful. It says holiday, And to quote ‘Father of the Bride’, “All I can say is thank God snow is white. It works—you know what I mean?”
On top, I sprinkled lots of artificial iridescent snowflakes. I think it makes the plain fluff look more finished and refined.
I added some votive candle holders from my home decor stash for more touches of gold. And then wove a glittery gold and silver ball garland throughout the centerpiece.
I finished off the middle of the table with white tapers in the gold candlesticks, placing them last so I wouldn’t knock them over. (I’ve had these extra long ones break on me more than once.)
The white and gold holiday place settings.
This color theme was easy peasy for me. I started with shiny, glam gold chargers that I found at Hobby Lobby last spring along with a couple of gold and white bamboo trim charger plates on the ends.
Underneath each gold charger, I laid a folded olive green velvet napkin for more interest. A little hint of green always looks at home with natural colors and the velvet adds a little opulence!
I topped the charger plates with classic white dishes—a mix of gold rim and silver rim white plates to make up the ten place settings.
On top of each table setting, I placed mercury glass napkin rings shaped like ornaments and threaded natural color linen napkins through them. (Of all the napkin colors I have, I don’t have white.)
Instead of place cards this year, I added to the white and gold table setting theme by inserting white glitter snowflake ornaments into each holder. I had a few extra so I sprinkled them in and around the centerpiece as the final touch to the Christmas table decorations.
It was easy to echo the white and gold color again on the sideboard with white ginger jars flanked by a glittery gold tree on each end.
More ideas for a beautiful centerpiece shining with elegant gold and white.
Because it’s so neutral, this Christmas tablescape color theme is so easy to put together with things you probably already have in your Christmas decorations, tableware, and linen stash!
Some of these would also make a beautiful addition:
- Holiday decor in gold, silver, and white
- Gold bells
- White napkins, white tablecloth, or a white table runner
- Gold flatware or gold rimmed wine glasses
- Elegant florals like white roses or white hydrangeas
- Natural elements like pine cones
I’m loving the dining table’s new elegant look with white and gold—it feels calming, timeless, and sophisticated. And so inviting to settle in for an intimate and enchanting dinner by the warm glow of candles and fairy lights.
Before you go:
As always, I appreciate your visit, comments, and shares here on the blog! I’d love it if you also follow along with me on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube so you won’t miss any of my inspiration and ideas.
Don’t forget to sign up for updates to keep in touch.
If you’re not already a member of the SH&H family, I’d love to have you join me! You’ll not only get email updates, but you’ll have exclusive access to all the bonus materials in my free subscriber-only library, like this:
Pin it to remember it!
If you’ve enjoyed this post, please pin and share this on Pinterest: