A festive scandi inspired dining room with a long table, fairy lights and a bar cart

5 New Year’s Eve dinner party decor ideas

November 30, 2018

If you’re hosting a festive soiree, these New Year’s Eve dinner party decor ideas will help to create the perfect setting for a good old fashioned New Year knees-up…

Forage for foliage

festive scandi-inspired table setting with foliage

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Embrace country charm and forage for foliage to decorate your dining table. Delicately scatter them around the middle of your table to create an enchanting, festive woodland frame for your centrepiece.

You can also use a selection of herbs and succulents in different size pots to create an interesting focal point on your table that has a natural, organic feel.

Combine and contrast texture, materials and colour

festive scandi inspired table setting decor with grey faux and large oak dining table in a dining room

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Combine textures and materials throughout your dining room such as whitewashed walls which will provide a clean and crisp backdrop for industrial-look steel and oak.

Contrast a palette of icy grey and white and incorporate cosy faux fur and warmth from candlelight.

Add a bar cart

a bar cart in a festive scandi dining room with fairy lights and Christmas foliage wreaths

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Keep bang on-trend with this season’s dining room must-have, a bar cart, replete with plenty of booze and stylish cocktail equipment.

Add fresh foliage wreaths

christmas wreaths with fresh foliage and greenery hanging over a mantelpiece with a sturdy branch

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Display a collection of fresh foliage wreaths or opt for faux versions above your mantelpiece.

Go Scandi chic

A festive scandi inspired dining room with a long table, fairy lights and a bar cart

Image: Oliver Gordon

Invest in an extended dining table if you’re expecting lots party guests but don’t have space for large furniture all year round.

Incorporate elements of the rustic Scandi style and dress your table with green, white and grey palette. This classic yet contemporary colour combo is bang on trend.


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