Ideas: Seasonal Guide to Stunning Scandinavian Style Table Scaping 

Ideas: Seasonal Guide to Stunning Scandinavian Style Table Scaping 

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Set the scene for a festive feast this Christmas with our simple guide to table scaping. 

If you're planning on hosting this holiday season, then this handy tutorial will guide you through some effective ideas to create a breathtaking statement for all your celebrations. 

Make an Entrance 

There’s no better way to welcome loved ones than with festive flourishes dotted around the room. Twinkling lights woven into festive foliage are a quick and easy way to create an ambient look.

And how about this beautiful festive foliage chandelier? Crafted from paper, it is super lightweight and ready to hang in all its glory for a truly dazzling welcome. 

Look to Nature

A table covering in neutral tones is a must and instantly transforms the setting into a cosy space. Natural fabrics such as linen or organic cotton add a luxurious yet understated vibe.

Next up are some exquisite tableware suggestions from OYOY Design.  This beautiful Scandinavian brand epitomises modern Nordic design and their charming collection of covetable pieces are sure to make Christmas dining a truly special event.  

Stylish Statements

Statement place settings in modern designs and mixed colour palettes make for a real talking point. Layer up your best dinnerware using colours that complement one another. Start with large dinner plates first and then smaller dessert plates. These super sweet Piero Christmas trees look picture perfect placed on top for a final flourish. 

Finish off with neatly folded napkins in natural fabrics, ready for a seasonal celebration to remember.


And, not forgetting any mini dinner guests of course. Tempt tiny taste buds with teeny tableware just for them. These sets are a real no brainer and bring all the style whilst keeping mess to a minimum. 

Liewood Design are masters of natural, eco friendly tableware. Crafted from eco-friendly unbreakable silicone and natural bamboo they are BPA free and certified food safe. Their Greta bamboo bowls are just the ticket for festive grazing and the adorable Christmas designs on the inside make a lovely addition.  The Carol Baby Tableware Set comprises a wipe clean silicone bib, teether and beaker with handles. And for toddlers, take a look at the Nathan Set with cute animal shaped plate and bowl and a fun style beaker with lid and straw. 

Both come in a kaleidoscope of stunning Scandi shades so you can coordinate with the grown ups. Shop the full range and choose your favourites. 

Centre of Attention

Adding a centrepiece will create an added wow factor to the occasion and will really help  bring the whole look to life. We love this large inka kana pot from OYOY Design, filled with festive sprigs that you can collect yourself on a winter walk. Holly branches, ivy and pussy willow are ideal for this. Eucalyptus is another great option for foliage and it will last all season long. 

For a finishing touch, hang some statement decorations like these sweet acorn baubles also from OYOY and how about these quirky fabric pretzels that look good enough to eat. 

We are also rather partial to this stunning circular brass candle holder from Danish brand, Ferm Living. This beauty is brimming with Scandinavian charm and looks just as good in the middle of the table as it does hanging from the ceiling. It’s available in gold and black. Take your pick. 

Winter Wonderland

Create a magical woodland scene on your table with this set of 3 wooden trees from Tayler and Hugo. Group them together for a standout display.

Nordic inspired ornaments are perfect to add an authentic and traditional look, like this jolly looking wooden santa claus and not forgetting his sweet sidekick rudolf. A wonderful addition to delight little diners too. 


Candles are a cost effective way to provide warmth and sophistication to your setting. Dot them around for a casual yet coordinated feel.  We have a slight obsession with these scented advent candles. Naturally made from soy wax, this set of 4 each comes in a striking glass container with lids and a soft cinnamon fragrance, characteristic of the season. 

We hope this read has inspired you to get ready to entertain in style, as we welcome a season of joy and laughter together over food, friends and family.

For festive gift ideas, be sure to check out our Christmas gift guide. Packed full of stunning toys, gifts and homewares to spark a season full of joy.

Come and say hi over on Instagram @scandiborn. and don’t forget to follow along on Pinterest too.


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