Hayneedle partner Lia Griffith is sharing her favorite tips and tricks to set a stylishly Scandinavian holiday dining table. See how she got the look …
Hosting for the holidays? To help you plan ahead (and reduce any stress you may have), I’m sharing some tips for how to set a holiday table. Because I love Scandinavian style, I wanted to use natural and simple table settings. Read on to see how I created this look with help from Hayneedle.
Since your holiday table is the focal point, you want it to wow your guests. But you also want it to look inviting, comfortable, and accessible. This is where everyone gathers together, after all!
Vary Colors and Textures
To make sure my table didn’t look too pristine, I decided to mix and match different materials and textures. For example, I combined teak wood and white porcelain table settings with gold flatware. Also, the vanilla marble oval trays, salad bowl, and 16-piece dinner set have a very simple design with a textured pattern, while the wood bowls and wood slab tray have asymmetrical designs and irregular shapes.
All of these table settings also reflect the Scandinavian style I was going for. Scandinavian style focuses on using natural elements, neutral colors, and minimalist designs. This is why I chose a lot of wood table settings with a natural finish and rustic look as well as white plates and trays
Add Some Shine
To make my table feel a little more contemporary, I chose a flatware set and serving utensils with a modern design and gold finish. I love incorporating gold accents when I decorate—plus it looks so elegant!
Make it Your Own
Another thing I like to do is get decorative bowls for my table and fill them with my seasonal DIY projects. This adds a fun, festive, and personal touch to your holiday table setup.
While these table settings could be used for any holiday, it definitely has a fall vibe that’s perfect for Thanksgiving or a fall harvest feast. One way you could change this look to reflect the holiday you’re celebrating is to switch out your tablecloth or table décor.
For more home décor inspiration and DIY ideas, make sure to visit us at liagriffith.com. Happy holidays!