Let’s set a cozy round Christmas table! Of all the tables I set, Christmas tables are my favorite. And in all the years of setting Christmas tables, I’ve set only a few round ones! I have great tips for setting a round table that is not only beautiful with the glow of Christmas lights but also feels intimate and inviting!

I’m setting a round table this Christmas!

Today’s Christmas table is all about the sparkle and warmth of candlelight!

Setting a round table is no different than setting any other table in most ways!

Here are a few tips for setting a beautiful Christmas table no matter what shape. Let’s begin with the place setting…

  • make each place setting its own little work of art!
  • give each person enough “elbow room” at the table
  • add something beautiful or interesting at each place setting
  • give guest time to enjoy the table by sitting them down at the table to serve a libation before any of the plates and decorations are taken away

I kept the colors of this round Christmas table quite light and added a little touch of festive red and green with the monogram on the napkin and the seeded eucalyptus.

Seeded eucalyptus is so accessible at our local grocery stores and it is a favorite of mine! And it adds a pretty, frilly addition to a table.

The centerpiece of this round Christmas table is a mix of trees and lights and snow!

This tall tree in a snowy glass cylinder is the center of the Christmas table and two large candles in glass hurricanes flank the white tree.

A string of fairy lights meanders around the center of the table adding tiny points of golden light to the centerpiece.

Mercury glass votives are my favorite! And they glow with candlelight on this snowy table!

A string of mercury bead garland curls around the candles and trees in the center of the table.

Here are a few tips for creating a centerpiece on a round table.

  • make a statement in the center of a round tablescape, this will be your focal point
  • gather other things like candles around the focal point of the table
  • keep the centerpiece from spilling into the place settings

Christmas is the time for a table to sparkle and glow! I hope your holiday table is full of Christmas lights!

*So many of you have asked about the gorgeous red and white monogrammed napkins. You can see them HERE

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  1. Yvonne, this is amazing! The details are just stunning. I love the mercury glass and the beautiful seeded eucalyptus. Everything just seems to sparkle! I hope you and your family are enjoying a lovely holiday season!

  2. Love the round table. Do you miss the concrete table? I always thought it looked cold and heavy. This is one is beautiful!

    1. I miss the concrete table so much! But it would never fit in the Tanglewood home!

  3. Kathy Menold says:

    Yvonne,I know you miss your large dining room table but a round table is so condusive to good conversation and a cozy feeling. We had an old round oak table for years and I so regret getting rid of it. Hope you enjoy your new home during this holiday season.

  4. I love the natural wood of the table and the simplicity of the place settings.

  5. Sue Mellette says:

    Just stunning. I love the touch of red in your napkins? Would you mind sharing where you bought these or had them monogramed? To me, they complete your already beautiful table scape or as you often say, it is “the icing on the cake.” Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love the pop of red in the napkins! Where did you purchase the napkins?

  7. Dee Rhodes says:

    I’m wondering if you would share the maker of the monogrammed napkin in your Christmas table setting?

  8. Love your table. May I ask where you got the napkins? They are beautiful.

  9. Elizabeth Ward says:

    Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! I would love the source of the napkins and monogramming as well. Those napkins are the perfect touch.
    Love everything you touch, Yvonne. It is always sheer perfection.

  10. It’s a stunning display Yvonne, just gorgeous. I hope you’ll stop by our Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop too. Merry Christmas, hugs Katherine

  11. I love this table setting! Please share how you hide the battery packs for the tiny lights. I absolutely love those napkins.

  12. This is so lovely! Those red napkins make everything pop! Happy Holidays

  13. Everything is so beautiful, Yvonne! Love all the twinkly lights, bottle brush trees and those gorgeous napkins. Happy holidays!
    Hugs, Jamie

  14. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Your round table is decorated so beautifully and your napkins are so pretty! I bet you are having a lot of fun with decorating your gorgeous new home for Christmas! Hope that you and Bobbly enjoy each day in Tanglewood! So happy for you! God will bless you here, too!

    1. Hi Mary-Ann, thank you so much for your kind wishes! Merry Christmas to you too!

  15. On your Christmas post for table settings, how did you hide your fairy lights battery case?

  16. C. Gresham says:

    I just traded our dining room table for a round table so I was interested in what you had to say. The thing that caught my eye the most was the mercury glass because my daughter-in-law Loves it. I have most everything I need for decorating but the thing that I would like to know about is where you got that artificial snow, it looks so delicate but easy to clean up, a must in my books. Thanks for all your beautiful posts, always enjoy everything you show!

  17. Are the seeded bubble glasses on your table still available? Everything is so pretty.

    1. I found those about a decade ago. I don’t think they are still available. Sorry

  18. Hi Yvonne,

    I know your round tablescape post (Christmas) is at least a few years old, but I’m wondering if you recall where you fly d the large snowy bottle brush tree? I have found some in smaller sizes, but nothing that is over 7-8” tall.

    Thank you in advance! -I’ve had this post pinned on my Pinterest board for awhile now, it’s one of my favorites!


    1. Hi Heather, I found all my bottle brushes locally. However, look on Amazon. They have lots of them. Hope this helps.

  19. Shirley Davis says:

    Please let me know where you purchased the globes and trees
    Thank you

    1. Hi Shirley, I found many of the hurricanes on West Elm and the trees I’ve collected over the years.