When I think of December, I think yummy, long, and leisurely lunches, drinks, and dinners at the table. The entire month is centered around food and festivities with my family.
In our house, there’s no place like the dinner table when the holidays come around. We’re never far from it in December and spend many hours around it. So why not make it the cosiest and prettiest it’s ever been?
I don’t know about you, but my food just tastes better when I’m surrounded by pretty things that all work together well. Want to know how to set the perfect table without going too matchy-matchy? I’ve got you.
In collaboration with Mica Decorations I got to give my own dinner table the Christmas treatment, all completely Finntage-proof and festive.
Where to start
Before you do anything else, really have a think about the vibes you’re looking to get from your Christmas table. Are you in the mood for classic whites? Or are you looking to bring more colour to your space? I’m sure you can guess which way I went.
I do love a good colour story and combining all the different shades fills me with joy. But I do try to have a set of colours I always fall back on. To spice up your table even more, I advise you to combine different materials and styles.
What I did
I chose to work with orange, green, yellow, purple, pink, and blue this year. My first top pick: the Rhea crockery range in green, terra and blue. A wonderful base for my table, especially when combined with rose gold cutlery.
To challenge myself a little more I chose to set the table without a shred of traditional Christmas decoration. My finishing touches weren’t baubles this year, but rather a mix of flowers and dyed glass. It made everything feel wonderfully cheerful.
Tip: pick some flowers for an extra layer of decoration, for example on your napkins or scattered around the table. And try to use crockery of different colours. It looks so cosy!
Outside of the basics (your cutlery, crockery, and glasses) you can never go wrong with candles. They give those around your table an instant happy and warm feeling.
To liven everything up and make a table look a bit less ‘planned’, I always try and use mismatched candle holders in different heights. You can also use several shades of candles. And don’t forget to put out some lovely glassware with tea lights in it.
I love how this turned out, it’s so untraditional and Christmassy. Bring on the holidays!