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Bright, Bold & Festive Christmas Table

Bright Bold & Festive Christmas Tablescape - DIY Holiday Table in the Dining Room

Let’s just say I have whole-heartedly embraced the power of red this holiday season! I sprinkled it in my Christmas Family Room that I shared with you last week and I have SPLASHED it all across my Christmas Table in the Dining Room. The red is here to stay because I have fallen in love! Today I’m sharing my Bright, Bold and Festive Christmas Table alongside a few of my blogger friends. Be sure to stick around to see their fabulous Holiday tables at the end!

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Rewind back to last year’s Merry & Metallic Christmas Table and you’ll recall that I kept red out of the entire scene. Out of both the dining room AND living room actually! This year, it was time to bring out the red and let it shine! 

Bright Bold & Festive Christmas Tablescape - DIY Holiday Table in the Dining Room

There is something so warm and joyful about classic red at Christmas time. 

Bright Bold & Festive Christmas Tablescape - DIY Holiday Table in the Dining Room

A cozy red sweater…the perfect plaid scarf…and those fabulous red boots you see pop up everywhere this time of the year. Red is the ultimate color pop of the season and this year, my table was calling for it.

Simple, Inexpensive Christmas Bell Napkin Rings - DIY Holiday Project using Dollar Store supplies!

Plus I fell head-over-heels for these plaid plates when I spotted them at the thrift store. Their price tag of $2 made them a no-brainer purchase. I suddenly realized there wouldn’t be any shortage of red OR plaid on the table!!

This table was one of the most INEXPENSIVE tablescapes I’ve ever put together! My bright, bold and festive Christmas table was creatively crafted with a slew of DIY’s, thrifted candlesticks and appetizer plates, Dollar Tree dinner plates, Wal-mart flatware [yes and they’re amazing and $1.88 per piece!!] and FREE Christmas tree clippings all down the center. I’ll be sharing my 6 money-saving tips for setting a Luxe for Less Christmas Table over at Polished Habitat tomorrow. Be sure to swing by and check it out πŸ™‚

I showed you my DIY Christmas Bell napkin rings last week in our latest edition of My Dollar Store DIY, so a couple dollars later and I have a whole new set of fun and festive holiday napkin rings! The runner was made from a $2 roll of wrapping paper [I’ll be sharing the details here on the blog this week] and last but not least, I made these darling Ornament place cards and will be sharing that tutorial later this week! Adding a personal finishing touch to your table really is a wonderful way to make your guests feel welcome and oh-so-special!

Bright Bold & Festive Christmas Tablescape - DIY Holiday Table in the Dining Room

And the clippings, ahhhh the clippings! These fresh Christmas tree clippings make for a simple, natural [and free!] centerpiece and doesn’t red and green just go together like peanut butter and jelly? The table needed this rich, deep green to balance out the bright and bold red in the napkins and plates. 

Bright Bold & Festive Christmas Tablescape - DIY Holiday Table in the Dining Room

The boys told me they loved all the “Christmas Trees” on the table.

Classic red and green amidst plenty of pattern play in none other than my go-to’s — black, white and gold! Oh how I’m loving this color combo right now.

Bright Bold & Festive Christmas Tablescape - DIY Holiday Table in the Dining Room

What about you? Do you subtly add red to your home for the holidays or do you go all out and spice everything up with the bold color?!

Bright Bold & Festive Christmas Tablescape - DIY Holiday Table in the Dining Room

I’m actually hosting Christmas Day dinner this year and will be adding the leaf to our dining room table for the first time! Now I need to get planning our menu, but I do know my Stuffed Mushrooms will be making an appearance on the table. Whether you’re hosting or just like to spiff up the table for the holidays, I hope you found some of my inexpensive Christmas Table DIY’s to be inspirational!

Shop the the look from above right here!:

Now, hop on down to see more Holiday table goodness below! These ladies will not disappoint πŸ˜‰ 


The Happy Housie / Paint Me Pink / My Fabuless Life / Lemon Thistle

This is Our Bliss / Newly Woodwards / All Things With Purpose / Blue I Style

Elliven Studio / Lehman Lane / Fynes Designs /Green With Decor / The Restless Arrow

 Don’t forget to pin for later!

You can follow along with all of my Christmas posts so far this season!

DIY 5 Minute Holiday Hostess Gift
Pom-pom Wreath Photo Ornament
Holiday Gift Guide for the Home-Girl
A Simply Red Christmas Family Room
DIY Christmas Bell Napkin Rings


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  • Reply
    Tara @ Lehman lane
    December 6, 2017 at 12:35 PM

    So glad you embraced the red Rachael! Your dining room looks great and I am jealous of your $2 red plaid plates, what an awesome find!

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    Pretty in Plaid Christmas Living Room - This is our Bliss
    December 6, 2017 at 7:00 AM

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    Lisa Scibilia
    December 6, 2017 at 6:29 AM

    Rachael, I always SO enjoy seeing what you’ve been up to! This table is so fun and cheerful, I LOVE the wrapping paper runner (oh the possibilities that would give me to change up my table!) and those adorable ornament place cards! The splash of red looks so great in your dining room, it’s all gorgeous! What time should we be over? πŸ™‚

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    December 5, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    Oh my gosh I love this! The black and white, the plaid, and those napkin rings! Love!

  • Reply
    December 5, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    This has me 100% wanting to add all things red & plaid to our home!!! Stunning~

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    Kim Woodward
    December 5, 2017 at 12:56 PM

    I love the pops of red! So I’m just loving this room. Those plaid plates have me swooning.

    • Reply
      Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      December 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM

      Thanks, Kim! I really do think those plates made the whole table!! Gotta love a great score πŸ˜‰

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