Contemporary simplicity meets rustic charm with a cozy chic twist. The Scandinavian aesthetic somehow manages to encapsulate all of our favorite trends in one hygge-wrapped package. So when it comes to designing a beautiful tablescape to wow guests and loved ones, all things Scandi is our obvious first port of call. And these are the charming Scandinavian table settings we’ll be keeping in mind for inspo. Keep scrolling for more!
Modern Scandinavian Table Settings
Less is more when it comes to the Scandi aesthetic. As such, skip the elaborate floral arrangement in favor of something a little more discreet.
A simple branch or floral cutting at each place setting will do. Or for a holiday appropriate touch, we especially love Nina’s sweet mini wreaths.
At its core, a Scandi-inspired tablescape should exude a casual nonchalance. Imperfection is key, be it mismatching cutlery or artfully chipped dinnerware.
In this kinfolk-esque table setup, swapping out the table cloth and rigidly positioned place settings help to create a relaxed, intimate feel. The beauty here lies in the laid back informality of it all. Bonus points for the knitted napkins — how hygge!
Out of the Woods
The smaller table really benefits from having a clear glass centerpiece. All in all, it’s a nice contrast to the sturdy pine; plus it allows for guests to see each other across the way!
A mix of high-low candlesticks and glassware is a simple trick which immediately draws the eye and creates interest.
Mix and Match
A neutral color palette is non-negotiable, but there are other ways to introduce visual vibrancy. What the Scandinavian aesthetic lacks in color, it more than makes up for in texture.
What do you think of these modern Scandinavian table settings?
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