How to Decorate A Pastel Christmas Table

I’ve been wanting to do something different with my Christmas table for a while and so I’m thrilled to finally be able to create a design that sits well in home, offers a little alternative to the norm and gives you some ideas for creating your own unique style.

Welcome to my Pastel Christmas Table. 

I’ve pulled this together to show that you don’t always have to be completely traditional with your Christmas decorating, and that adding a little twist of your own can still be festive.

You’ll be familiar with my pink and green dining room if you’re a regular reader and you’ll understand how a more traditional red table set just won’t work in here.

In the past I’ve kept things quite Scandi, white and minimal but this year wanted to embrace the colour in this room and give us something more inspiring.

Take a closer look:

The tableware is from the Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Colour Pop collection. 

Consisting of 4 different colours, Pink, Mulberry, Sunshine and Celadon, the plates, bowls and cups have a casual, relaxed design ideal for every day use as well as special occasions.

This multi award winning collection is a beautiful range and designed for modern day living. This comprehensive home and tableware collection is now considered a modern classic 

As you can see, I’ve layered the pastels colours, mixing them across the table for a colourful, eye catching layout.

The addition of festive pieces such as the kitsch crackers, gold cutlery and sparkly napkins help to give the pieces a more seasonal feel.

What I’ve been careful to avoid is layering similar shades too close together. I’ve tried to separate the complementary shades of pink and mulberry with the celadon or sunshine to help give it a more eclectic feel.

It helps the table appear less uniform and lets each of the individual colours sit effortlessly on their own without them feeling merged and lost.

I love how the gold touches in the gift wrap, crackers and of course, the cutlery help elevate the pastel shades to something more exotic and luxurious.

And there always has to be greenery on a Christmas table. The soft green of the eucalyptus did the trick perfectly and a wonderful aroma. You can pick up some stems in any good florist.

Candles are an integral part of a Christmas table and a gold candle would look just as good as my ombre pink and probably add more of a festive feel to the table too.

When pulling this scheme together, I would highly recommend choosing one of the colours from the Colour Pop selection and using that as your accent along with a metallic. Pink or green is a good one, and  use that colour through your accessories to help coordinate the whole table.

If you’d like to recreate this look or check out the products further, shop my Colour Pop table here:-

Mulberry Bowls || Celadon Bowls || Mulberry Cup & Saucer || Pink Cup & Saucer || Sunshine Large Bowl || Pink Coupe Plate || Celadon Coupe Plate || Coupe Plate Assorted Colours 

Whilst the collection does look good on a Christmas table, can you imagine how it will look on your Easter table? Or maybe a Summer party too? Pretty lovely right?

It’s easier to see how these colours work well on the table in a warmer season, but I hope I’ve showed how your pastel colours can work just as well on your Christmas table this year.

Has this inspired you to try a different colour scheme for your Christmas table this year?

Would you adopt a Pastel Christmas table?

I’d love to know your thoughts so drop me a note below or have a chat on social media.

Jen x


If you want an alternative Christmas table then opt for a pastel table scheme this year. Pretty, festive and colourful, this layout works beautifully with gold accessories, cutlery and candles. A great way to create a non-traditional festive table #alternativechristmastable #christmastable #pasteltable #pastelchristmas #lovechicliving

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  1. December 3, 2018 / 5:43 am

    Just WOW! Nice colours, so much serene and calm. Pastel Christmas are looking great. These are some new interior designs ideas for celebrating Christmas this year.

    Thanks Jen Stanbrook for these fresh ideas.

  2. Hannah Fields
    September 18, 2019 / 6:11 pm

    Hi, love the table runner. Could you let me know where it’s from?

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