The festive season is about spending quality time with friends and family so what better way to end the year with than cooking up a feast for your loved ones.
Whether your goal is an uber-Instagrammable dinner or a chilled get together with friends, we asked Scandi interiors experts Kai Price and Amanda Nelson for their tips to help you see in 2020 in style.
1. Preparation is everything
The warmest way to welcome people into your home is with a ‘cheers’, so have the glasses prepped and the bottles open ready to greet your guests. Lay out your cutlery, set the plates and assemble your centerpiece well in advance, allowing you to enjoy the festivities too!
2. Make a statement
Making the table the central focal point, is the perfect way to bring people together. The centerpiece of the table doesn’t have to be dramatic to create an impact – in fact less is more. Drying orange slices in the oven is a simple and stylish way to add that festive touch to your table, team with scattered foliage and candles sticks for s simple yet impactful table.
Perfecting the smaller details such as adding fresh flowers and scented candles in your home will help set the atmosphere and create a memorable night for everyone. For the table setting, pair together traditional silverware, tealights and candlesticks for a simple yet elegant look. Or why not go for brass and gold toned metal accents, this reflects the warm candle lights beautifully and creates a cosy glow
4. Table linen
However big your New Years’ dinner may be, simple table linen helps to create a crisp base for your tableware to take centre stage. Go for a classic white for an elegant sophisticated look, or if you’re after a more contemporary rustic feel, place natural decorations such as fir branches and red winter berries on top of a neutral beige or grey washed linen tablecloth.
Our top picks
H&M HOME 2-PACK LINEN NAPKINS, £8.99
This pair of light beige napkins will add a contemporary look to your table
ROSE AND GREY STAR ENGRAVED CHAMPAGNE GLASSES – SET OF 6, £69.00
These delicate yet striking champagne glasses are sure to be a hit with your guests. They’re perfect for welcoming in the New Year.
ATT PYNTA HANDMADE DEEP BLUE GLAZED PLATE WITH 24 CARAT GOLD, £34
Add an elegant touch with these handmade deep blue plates, with 24 carat gold trim.
ZARA HOME GOLDEN BRASS CANDLESTICK, £17.99
Add touches of metalware with this classic golden brass candlestick.
ANTHROPOLOGIE EVEREST TABLE RUNNER, £48
This table runner will add texture to any tablescape with the fringing ends.
ETSY STAR TABLE SCATTERS, £3.90
These pretty scatter stars will give your dining table that extra special touch this New Year.
NORDIC NEST BLOOMINGVILLE BEADED NAPKIN RING 4-PACK, £25
Add a delicate detail to your tablescape with these beaded napkin rings.