Colourful Christmas Dinner Table Ideas

Colourful Christmas decor was everywhere when I visited Habitat for a blogger dinner.

It was great to chat to the Habitat team and lifestyle bloggers who were as eager to get that Christmas fever as I was.

Everyone who I spoke to mentioned the vibrant style of Habitat’s space and it’s no surprise as the brand has always been vibrant and quirky in my opinion. So, it’s time to take a leaf out of Habitat’s book and create a colourful Christmas space with these easy to copy dinner table ideas.

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Christmas Dinner Table Decor


Easily forgotten crockery is just as important as the decorations so lets start with that. You can easily add colour to the table with these green plates and you don’t have to use these during Christmas either. The green hue is sure to go nicely with your Christmas tree or add a contrast to any other bold colours that you use.

Glassware is super important too, because everyone will be drinking (alcoholic or not) during the festivities so have a think about the shape of your glasses and how you’d like them to be set out on the table. They’re practical and add an extra sparkle to your table.

Decorate with Neon


I love these fun and colourful Christmas decorations. Against the gold theme of the setting, the vibrant pops of pink coming from the Christmas crackers and the ball garland really shines and grabs the guests attention. If you’re looking for a more modern spin then bold pinks and oranges are definitely a great way to show off that bright personality of yours.

Vibrant Christmas Tree with Gold and Bronze


Making a unique Christmas tree the focal point of your main room will allow you to add colour subtly without overpowering the space. I really liked this quirky tree because I can see myself being able to change the baubles and Christmas tree decorations every year depending on what theme I felt like styling the home with. One year it can be gold and bronze with specks of bright pink or the next I could go all white and glitter for a winter wonderland look. The possibilities are endless 🙂

Winter Berry Drinks with Spices


Don’t forget that drinks add colour to the table too. A deep berry colour can add a traditional feel to your table or make a Mulled Wine Mojito to match to your green plates. Of course there are also the usual Christmas drinks too, such as Bucks Fizz or Eggnog. There’s plenty to choose from so take your pick and match them to your colourful Christmas decor.

What else do you recommend for a colourful Christmas?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • December 21, 2016

    Cathy Glynn

    The tables look gorgeous with that flash of colour, so much more cheerful than plain silver or gold x

  • December 21, 2016


    I love the bronze decorations – given me some great ideas thanks!

  • December 21, 2016


    A love a bit of colour on a Christmas table and there are some fab ideas here – thank you for sharing!

  • December 21, 2016

    Sarah - let them be small

    I love the idea of neon. I am all for colour so our table this Christmas eve when we are hosting will be very bright x

  • December 21, 2016

    Lisa Backsnbumps

    I love all the colours around at Christmas. It’s nice to do something a bit different with the table when we’re celebrating.

  • I love anything in red and gold. Maybe with a sprinkling of green. The berry drinks look really nice.

  • December 21, 2016

    five little doves

    Oh what gorgeous, colourful ideas! I never put any thought into our Christmas dinner table, I’m always so busy worrying about the food, but I will try to do something a little more exciting this year! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • December 22, 2016

    Ana De- Jesus

    Winter berry drinks with spices? My favourite kinda festive tipple, great way to bring colour to the table like you said!

  • December 22, 2016


    This table looks so pretty. I love decorating my table 🙂 Love these colours.

  • December 22, 2016

    Newcastle Family Life

    I have not even thought about decorating the Christmas table this year, I am so disorganised! We normally eat out on Christmas day but this is the first year we are having Christmas at home. I love the gold and bronze theme x

  • December 23, 2016


    Fabulous ideas! My favourite one is with berries and spices, they add such a nice pop of a colour.

  • December 24, 2016

    Kerry Norris

    Love the pop of colour on the table but i do like classic Christmas colours such as gold etc x

  • December 24, 2016

    Chloe Ciliberto

    I love these colourful christmas dinner table ideas! They’re fab. Especially changing up the plates, so easy but so effective. x

  • December 26, 2016


    That is really pretty, I don’t tend to go much for table decorations, with 8 of us there isn’t the room