Christmas doesn’t always have to be bold and brash – why not take inspiration from a simple Scandinavian aesthetic and the evergreen beauty of nature. Use burlap fabric or organic cotton reusable tablecloths and napkins; light non-toxic candles to a create a soft, festive glow; evoke the senses with cinnamon sticks and sprigs of rosemary or lavender; and bring the outdoors in with greenery, branches and found objects like pinecones, feathers and stones.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Hang something overhead

Whether it’s a bare branch wrapped in fairy lights, a green wreath, or hanging glass baubles, draw the eye upwards with a beautiful centrepiece that won’t interrupt conversation across the table.

Enhance your eco-friendly festive decor:

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2. Place settings

Make guests feel welcome with personalised place settings inspired by nature – include a beautifully written place name, miniature rosemary wreaths, or individual gifts such as mini cactus.

More eco-friendly decor from Faithful to Nature:

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3. Centrepieces

On the table – whether indoors or out – display beautiful glassware, rustic candle holders, flowers from the garden, homemade Christmas crackers, or plants in recycled containers.

Some more finishing touches:

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Visit our Pinterest page for more inspiration for rustic table settings, alternative Christmas trees, and eco-friendly ways to wrap gifts.