Christmas Table Setting – 3 Ways

A modern and minimalistic white table setting for Christmas? Or maybe a more traditional forest green and red? We show you how to create three different Christmas table setting ideas with one and the same base porcelain. How will you set your Christmas table this year? 

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30 September 2020
A white and minimalist Christmas table setting for this year's Christmas dinner with natural decorations such as cones and pine cones on the table.

A TABLE SETTING INSPIRED BY NATURE

Do you prefer a more natural, uncomplicated approach to your Christmas table setting? Then the following Christmas table setting might be the right choice for you this year! Inspired by one of the biggest trends of the year, ‘Conscious Living’, this table setting has a simple, yet modern approach.

A white Christmas table decoration with a place setting consisting of rustic stoneware plates, gold cutlery and a white linen napkin.

1. PORCLEAIN - NORDIC SAND AS YOUR BASE

In this table setting, we use the Nordic Sand porcelain by Broste Copenhagen as our base. Paired with a sober white linen napkins and gold-coloured cutlery, this table setting feels both festive yet approachable.

In this white Christmas table decoration, pine cones with handwritten name cards are used for the table decoration.
Pine cones as place card holders rest on a stack of stoneware plates from Broste Copenhagen.

2. DECORATION TAKEN FROM NATURE

Nature is a recurring trend and is a great way to liven up your Christmas table setting. And even though you might not find greenery to incorporate into your table settings in the middle of winter, why not use beautifully shaped twigs, branches or pinecones? Pinecones are a wonderful replacement for place card holders, and a sustainable one at that!

Spruce branches and a round brass candle holder with white candles stand in the middle of a white Christmas table and create a festive mood.
Christmas baubles made of glass by Iittala, hanging in a branch, are a nice tip for this year's Christmas table decorations.

3. CENTERPIECE – SIMPLE BUT IMPACTFUL

A beautiful centerpiece can pull together your entire Christmas table setting. When trying to create a modern, Scandinavian Christmas table keep the centerpiece as simple as possible. We love the Circle candle holder by Ferm Living for its versatility! Simply change up the look using natural materials in the form of twigs, leaves and flowers depending on season. If you love using interior details from nature, why not hang a bigger branch over your table and decorate with minimalistic Christmas ornaments in the same colour-scheme as your table setting?

A green Christmas table decoration that can be inspired by nature with decorations such as kale on the table.

A MODERN CHRISTMAS TABLE SETTING IN GREEN

Dark forest green is a true Christmas classic, and a wonderful colour-choice to incorporate into your Christmas table setting. The fairy-tale-like shade adds a sense of harmony to the room yet reads very modern. In order to move from the classic white table setting, all you need to do is switch out a few pieces:

The table is set up for Christmas dinner with a green decoration with green plates, gold cutlery and green vases.
A green table setting on a green tea towel invites you to a cozy Christmas dinner.

1. PORCELAIN - NORDIC SAND WITH GREEN SIDE PLATE

The base porcelain can remain the same as in our previous table setting. Simply replace the side plate with a rich-green side plate. To further enhance your colour-scheme, use more green in the form of a table cloth or placemat. (Did you know that colourful kitchen towels double up as a great placemat?)

A paper bag with candied almonds on the plate will be a sweet decoration on the Christmas table.
On the table is an amber-colored glass bowl from Bitz with candied almonds.

2. DECORATION – HOMEMADE SWEET

Replace the pinecones from the last table setting with decoration of the sweet kind. A small cone of home-made candied almonds is the perfect little snack while waiting for Christmas dinner. Use brown parchment paper to match with the amber-coloured details on the table.

Kale meanders in the middle of the table as a beautiful, natural decoration on the Christmas table.
The green round vase by Cooee Design adorns the Christmas table decorations in shades of green with inspirations from nature.

3. CENTERPIECE – SOMETHING GREEN

Bring some height-variation to your table setting with a statement vase. The Ball vase by Cooee is available in a range of colours and sizes and is a great way to further incorporate the statement-colour green into your Christmas table setting.

For this year's Christmas dinner, a Christmas table is decorated in red tones.

A CLASSIC RED AND WHITE CHRISTMAS TABLE

The first colour that springs to mind when thinking of Christmas décor is of course a deep Santa Claus red. And it’s a great colour-scheme for a traditional Christmas table setting!

A simple Christmas table decoration where the place setting consists of a blue-gray plate, a red plate and gold cutlery.
A rolled up tea towel with Santa Claus motifs rests on a red plate and a Nordic sand plate from Broste Copenhagen.

1. PORCELAIN - NORDIC SAND WITH RED ACCENTS

The base of our table setting stays the same – The rustic Nordic Sand plate and the gold-coloured cutlery. Combine this base with a statement red side plate to set the notes of your colour-scheme.

A beautiful Christmas table decoration in red and adorable Santa Clauses made of wool.

2. DECORATION – SANTA DETAILS

If Christmas is your number one holiday of the year, you probably already own a whole range of Santa-themed decoration. Add a few strategically-placed Santa details around the table to emphasize your theme.

The woolen Santa Claus and the brass candlesticks become wonderful decorations that spread a contemplative mood on the Christmas table.

3. THE CENTERPIECE – GLIMMERING CHRISTMAS VIBES

Place a branch wrapped in light string in the middle of the table to act as your centerpiece. It will ground your traditional Christmas table setting and add a touch of nature. Pair that with simple brass-coloured candle holders to finish the look.

 

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