Three Christmas Tablescape Ideas Inspired by Artilleriet

With its eclectic blend of cozy, whimsical, and editorial style, Swedish interior decor company Artilleriet has made quite a name for itself – within Scandinavia and the rest of the design world. With the company’s interest in Swedish food culture, their annual Christmas editorials naturally include stunning tablescape designs.

For a minimal yet eclectic Christmas tablescape design (with no lack of intimacy and atmosphere), consider these three takeaways from Artilleriet’s past and present Christmas campaigns.

#1: If You Have a Standout Light Fixture, Opt Out of a Centerpiece

simple, minimalist scandinavian christmas ideas: use candlesticks and simple floral arrangements in lieu of a centerpiece

Source: Artilleriet

simple, minimalist scandinavian christmas ideas: use candlesticks and simple floral arrangements in lieu of a centerpiece

Source: Artilleriet

If your dining room has a standout light fixture, don’t overshadow it! In this year’s Christmas editorial, Artilleriet flanked a set of modern pendant lights with two candlesticks. The candlesticks and the rest of the table decor are more traditional in their style, so, the pendants serve as a spatial centerpiece and a conceptual accent piece. Plus, every Scandinavian knows that there’s nothing cozier than candlelight.

#2: …Or Put the Focus on an Eclectic Centerpiece…

simple scandinavian christmas tablescape ideas: create an editorial centerpiece with non-traditional elements and eclectic vases

Source: Artilleriet

In a design without an overtly pronounced light fixture, a unique centerpiece can transform a tablescape and dining room. When designing the centerpiece – and decorating around it – remember to avoid the type of minimalism that feels sterile.

simple scandinavian christmas tablescape ideas: use non-traditional elements for an eclectic yet minimalist look

Source: Artilleriet

In order to do so, make sure to incorporate natural elements into your centerpiece. Take inspiration from Artilleriet by using natural elements that aren’t typically used as centerpieces (like branches) with simple vases – or by using unique, editorial vases with traditional florals and/or greenery.

#3: …Or Opt For a Unique Color Palette

simple scandinavian christmas tablescape ideas: create a unique, eclectic color palette by using traditional colors and non-traditional colors

Source: Artilleriet

Tired of the red and green Christmas color palette? Take just one of the traditional shades and mix it with a non-traditional one. In last year’s Christmas editorial, Artilleriet created an eclectic look by mixing the dominant accent color, a rich red, with purple florals.

When a bold, unique color palette is the focus on the room, a simple centerpiece is best. A simple but colorful bouquet of dried florals reads both minimalist and editorial.

To view all holiday posts by P.P.S., head here. For more on eclectic minimalism, head here.

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