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?
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.
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.
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!
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?
EVERYTHING FOR A TABLE SETTING INSPIRED BY NATURE
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:
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?)
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.
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.
EVERYTHING FOR A MODERN CHRISTMAS TABLE SETTING IN GREEN
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!
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.
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.
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.