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Home visit: a simple festive table setting

Simple, personalised place settings and natural decorations create a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere.

A winter table setting with blue tablecloth.
A winter table setting with blue tablecloth.

What makes the setting?

Use the beauty of simplicity – linen napkins over chair backs, handwritten place markers made from reused paper bags, a foraged branch hung from the ceiling as a centrepiece… Try winter greens on the table rather than flowers. Keep it simple and pick one main colour then use shades of it in your tablecloth, cutlery and crockery to pull the look together. Remember not to leave a burning candle unattended!

A beautiful table doesn’t take lots of work. Most important is to make guests comfortable. Then add nature and some personal touches, as I did for a family dinner at Anne’s house in Denmark

Åsa Dyberg, interior designer

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by

Interior stylist: Åsa Dyberg
Photographer: Nato Walton