10 Christmas Coffee Table Decor Ideas

While dressing your house for the holidays, don't forget the coffee table! Check out these stylish and festive ideas.

Coffee Table Decor Tips

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When decking the halls, we all know the big players are the Christmas tree and the mantel. But decorating other surfaces, like the coffee table, are just as important! Especially if you’re not lucky enough to have a mantel.

Farrha Hyman is the founder and lead designer of Mod Interiors, an interior design firm that offers full-service Christmas interior decorating. For a well-balanced Christmas coffee table, Hyman says, “Limit your decorations to a maximum of three decorative items to avoid overcrowding the space.”

What about color choices for your coffee table decor? From red and green to glitzy metallics, the possibilities are endless. “Ensure your color palette harmonizes with your tree decor, maintaining a cohesive and sophisticated look throughout the space,” says Hyman.

Read on to discover the range of beautiful Christmas coffee table decor in various styles.


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Neutrals and Metallics

According to @theendofthegraveldrive, you can quickly and easily style your coffee table with a mix of neutrals and metallics. Seen here: a gold reindeer, silver angel figurine, black cottages and holiday greenery create a chic display.

The simple color scheme ensures your coffee table won’t look over-styled, but the metallic touches add that special festive flair.

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Soft and Feminine

This lovely Christmas decor from @danionabudget features soft, feminine touches and pink accents. Snowy trees, a pastel gingerbread house and a white and pink floral arrangement, all at varying heights, offer a well-balanced tablescape. Use faux florals including pink roses, white poinsettias and sprigs of pine branches so your arrangement lasts all season long.

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Bowl of Ornaments

Filling a bowl with Christmas ornaments adds quick holiday cheer to your coffee table decor. Here, @mydreamcolonial_farmhouse elevates the idea by adding pine branches and twinkle lights.

Along with the candle, this arrangement looks beautiful lit up at night. Glowing elements like these on your coffee table guarantee those warm and cozy vibes while you relax with your favorite Christmas movie.

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DIY Book Cabin

“My Christmas coffee table decor leans on cozy, simple winter vibes including a bowl with pine cones, holiday cookbooks and Christmas tree candles styled on a marble tray with pretty matchsticks,” says Nancy of @simplystyledinspo. “My favorite decor piece is this DIY book cabin I did, which displays my latest read and makes the perfect spot for a cup of tea.”

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Natural Textures

This Christmas coffee table from @todaywithmk proves you don’t need much to create a festive look.

She fills a vase with faux pine branches, then sets out a bowl of large ornaments and more greenery, along with a simple box that could hold TV remotes or other things you need to tuck away. The result? Layers of natural texture you’ll enjoy the whole holiday season.

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Holiday Figurines

Here’s another effortless Christmas coffee table idea from @porchdaydreamer: Set up a few trees and reindeer figurines and you’re done! Add a few votive candles for nighttime glow, and watch as the candlelight reflects off the metallic surface of the accessories.

Make sure the trees and reindeer vary in height for dimension. Weave in a strand of twinkle lights for even more shine.

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Use Existing Decor

There’s no need to start from scratch. Just sprinkle in a few Christmas accents with your existing neutral decor.

Seen here, @interiorsbykaryn combines her everyday candles and wooden bowl with green and silver tree ornaments and shiny tree figurines. The finished display is chic, festive and, best of all, easy!

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Snowy Branches

A vase full of pine branches or other holiday greenery makes a big impact on your Christmas coffee table decor.

The faux snowy branches with pine cones, displayed here by @white.cottage.life, coordinate beautifully with the white vase and other white decorations. Similar-looking flocked branches are readily available.

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@ashmariesavage Christmas coffee table decor ? all you need is some greenery and some tabletop trees! Even better if they light up! It just cozies up any space and adds a little Christmas magic! #christmastablescape #christmastabledecor #bottlebrushtree #coffeetabledecor #christmastiktok #christmastok #targetchristmasfinds #christmasdecoratingideas ♬ Carol Of The Bells – Lindsey Stirling

Tray of Trees

You probably already own a few cone-shaped or bottle brush trees, which are perfect for coffee table decor. Watch as @ashmariesavage sets hers up on a tray along with a garland of greenery.

The tray corrals the trees into a more intentional presentation, and the greenery adds another layer of texture. And if your trees light up at night, even better.

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@jodie.thedesigntwins Simple, sweet and festive Christmas decor for your coffee table or kitchen island. What do you think? Happy decorating! And happy holidays! #AmazonSavingSpree #christmasideas #christmasinspo #christmascountdown #christmas #seasonaldecor #christmasdecor #tabledecorations #easydiy #easychristmasdecoration #peppermintcandy ♬ Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande

Peppermint Vases

Here’s a cute idea from @jodie.thedesigntwins using candy peppermints. She fills two glass containers with the red and white candies, adding a flameless candle in one and a holiday bouquet in the other.

This would also work well with candy canes or red and green gumballs. Kids will love this one. Just watch out for little fingers stealing your edible decorations before Christmas Day!

Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.