A Scandinavian Christmas Table

I’ve been collaborating with the lovely people over at Also Home this week, putting together some ideas for a Scandinavian Christmas table.

I’ve purposely kept the table really simple and pared back, taking in the most popular elements of a scandi style, which has been quite hard for me, particularly when I like a good pop of colour. But for this I want to show you that sometimes, less is more.

There are some amazing blogs around that showcase this look perfectly, in particular I love Hannah in the House, so do check it out if this kind of thing is for you. I can’t recreate this look perfectly, but this is my take on a luscious Scandinavian table. Perhaps this is something you might like to recreate. scandi-diningUsing the beautiful crockery from Also Home I’ve added a few golden twinkling lights, a grey tablecloth and vase, plus the contrast of Eucalyptus stems. And that’s it. It’s all about keeping things uncluttered and simple, allowing the beauty of your homewares to shine.

noel-lightsI love these little tealight holder which I picked up at the weekend for an absolute bargain price, and I know I’m going to be using them A LOT this Christmas. I love their straightforward styling and effective Christmas look, which works so well with a Scandinavian table.

also-home-table-settingI’ve never been great at mixing and matching but it’s something I wanted to get better at, so in the last year I’ve experimented in lots of different ways. It takes a bit of practice to get right but the Also Home website has done a lot of the hard work for you when it comes to mixing and matching your tableware. Check out these complimentary patterns which are so easy to put together. Doesn’t this look work so well?

eucalyptusScandi styling is all about a few key pieces and lots of white space. Don’t overload your table. Choose pieces that work in muted tones of blues, greys and whites for an authentic look.

scandi-snacksTrays are particularly useful for breakfast in bed, but they can also be used on a table as a centrepiece. They contain the items and create a focal point whilst still maintaining that uncluttered look.

also-home-diningThese bowls are much bigger than I anticipated but make great serving bowls either for hot food or side dishes. Perfect too for snacks at a party or Christmas gathering.

scandi-settingDesserts, coffee and family or friends makes the perfect ending to a wonderful Christmas, Scandi style. Simple, stylish and beautifully curated.

scandi-christmas-settingLet the twinkling lights do the talking.

You can find all the products used in the images here:

Wide Stripe coffee cup || Herringbone coffee cup || Wide Stripe bowl || Herringbone bowl || Wide Strip side plate || Herringbone side plate || Wide Stripe dinner plate || Fine Stripe dinner plate || White lacquer tray

Are you inspired to try something different on your Christmas table styling this holiday?

Would this look work for your home?

In collaboration with Also Home. Thank you for supporting the brands that make the blog possible. 

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. katy
    November 23, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    I love ALSO Home’s stuff – looks fab here! Love the simplicity of the blue and white and those little candles are lovely x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks Katy x

  2. Geraldine
    November 23, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    Lovely to be introduced to Also home. Beautiful styling x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2016 / 4:33 pm

      They have beautiful pieces Geraldine, well worth a look.

  3. Fresh Design Blog
    November 23, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    Oooh, how lovely it all looks! I’m also an Also Home fan and you’ve done a brilliant job styling their products. Great tips for creating a Scandinavian style….I like the touch of green leaves too.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2016 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks Rachel, glad you like it x

  4. Carole King
    November 23, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Looking lovely. Beautifully styled. x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks Carole x

  5. Rachel
    November 23, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I love the blue and white, Jen. And the NOEL tea light holders are just divine. Such a lovely touch.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Thanks Rachel, the colours are just divine aren’t they.

  6. Antonia Ludden
    November 25, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Oh this looks divine, I love the crockery and eucalyptus is a favourite of mine. Very festive! I must check out Also Home Xx

  7. Caravan Holidays Hopton
    December 8, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    It’s nice to see an alternative to the traditional metalics, red and green.

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