With lots of dinners to plan, modern Christmas table setting ideas are close to the top of our must-have holiday inspiration list. Are you going to try out a new look this year? We’re especially fond of metallics in some of the new graphic patterns—gold and silver speak to elegant style. Found while doing our research, here are 15 that caught our attention. In addition to the go-to favorite red and green, there’s quite an array of color palettes here, with each tablescape having its very own modern point of view.

Red, black and white gets a kick of unexpected green to create a fresh take on a traditional Christmas color palette. We love the whimsical black and white plates.

Glass ornaments in silver and red hang above this Christmas table with a centerpiece of red candles in clear glass candlesticks atop mirrored trays.

This brilliant green is one of the color trends seen on the runway and in home décor this year. Doesn’t it look lovely with bold red in this Christmas tablescape?

Candy canes, red bells and evergreen sprigs so often seen in traditional Christmas settings, go totally modern with stylish plates in black, red and white.

In appealing non-traditional taupe and purple hues, this Christmas table setting works beautifully with the gorgeous modern tree in the background.

No designer does glam better than Kelly Wearstler. For the holidays this stunning table would make a powerful design statement and inspire an interesting conversation over dinner.

A lovely mix of gray, gold, silver and white turns this tablescape into a stylish and sophisticated modern take on the Christmas table.


 A blue and white Christmas table setting looks fresh and modern with a simple glass vase of white flowers and a large scale Ikat patterned tablecloth.


Still decorating the rest of your home for the holidays? Be sure to check out Houzz.com plethora of contemporary Christmas decorating ideas and images.

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