As we are now well into December everyone is thinking about getting out the decs and making their homes cosy and festive. I think we are off to get our tree today and sit and watch xmas films with a glass of mulled wine – best Sunday everrrr!
As well as decorating your home, you may have started to think about how you’re going to decorate your table where the main event is served on Christmas Day – the Christmas Dinner of course! (mmmm pigs in blankets)
Now, as you may well know from my insta feed, I’m a lover/addict of minimal design full of lush greenery and influenced by Scandinavia. My ideal tablescape for this years festive season would be something cosy with lots of textures and natural colours of greens and browns. I’ve been reading a gorgeous book called ‘The Little Book Of Hygge : The Danish Way to Live Well‘ by Meik Wiking – you have to read it! The act of Hygge is best described as “creating a feeling of warmth, a ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Friends. Family. Graciousness”. Isn’t that just scrumptious! And how fitting for this time of year!
So, I thought I’d share a post on how to style your Christmas Table and help you to start creating hygge in your home.
- Candles – their natural glow and warmth gives an instant feeling of being cosy.
- Nature – research says that being closer to nature is calming. Use real foliage so you also create a natural scent that reminds us of the time of year. Pine, fern and cinnamon are my faves!
- Casualness – keep it easy. Making something too formal can appear overwhelming and unwelcoming. Use soft textures like fur and wool. Fur throws over the chairs, knitted cushions and soft quilted napkins are a great combination of comfort and cosiness. Oh, and don’t overfill the table so that there doesn’t appear room for anyone to eat!
- Food on the table – this keeps everyone there longer as you can keep filling your plate. It also helps it to feel more casual as your guests can graze.
- Company – the more the merrier. Spending time with your loved ones is what Christmas and Hygge is all about. So bring in the garden furniture, borrow chairs from your neighbours and get them and everyone round to share in the festive vibes.
Leave me a comment below on how you’re styling your table this year and if this post has inspired you to have a Hygge Christmas.
Oh, and I really do believe this little check list is the perfect start to thinking about your wedding table…it’s how I start anyway.
Wish me luck with my tree!
All images sourced from Pinterest – you can see more inspiration on my Blonde Army Pinterest here