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Modern Scandinavian Table Settings We Love

Modern Scandinavian Table Settings We Love

Our love affair with all things Scandi continues

Written by – Team
on December 14th 2018
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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

Full Circle

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.

Modern Scandinavian Table Settings: A simple Scandinavian table setting with mini wreath detail accent |
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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.

Hygge Brow

At its core, a Scandi-inspired tablescape should exude a casual nonchalance. Imperfection is key, be it mismatching cutlery or artfully chipped dinnerware.

Modern Scandinavian Table Settings: Rustic Scandinavian table setting with knitted hygge napkins and kinfolk details |
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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

Clean lines and wood textures are textbook Scandi. And this minimalist tablescape incorporates these features with ease.

Modern Scandinavian Table Settings: Minimalist Scandinavian table setting with wood accents and statement glass vase |
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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!

Gold Star

Effortless luxe — the Scandi equivalent of fancy relies on subtle touches of indulgence. In this case, delicate brushed gold accents.

Modern Scandinavian Table Settings: Effortlessly luxe Scandinavian table setting with brushed gold accents |
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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.

Modern Scandinavian Table Settings: Neutral Scandinavian table setting with mixed ceramic, glass and wood textures |
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Ceramics, glass, wood and linen collide in this stripped back Scandinavian table setting. Overall, the mix of textures here is essential to the depth and dimension of this tablescape.

What do you think of these modern Scandinavian table settings?


For more table setting inspo, make sure to catch our step by step guide to creating the perfect festive tablescape. Also don’t forget to catch us on social media. We’re on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!


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