Four styles for setting a festive table


As is our annual tradition, we shower our Belgian bloggers with a major helping of interior inspiration. This year, we headed over to The Red Loft in Ghent on 26 October, which we completely transformed into every hostess’ Christmas Eve dream world. Because the holidays are just around the corner again and how can we once again surprise everyone with an impressive holiday table? Spaas and Mistral Home had the solution: four festive tables were set using different interior and trendy styles so that everyone can find at least one style (or hopefully more) that suits them. 

Romantic table with a touch of the countryside

Our first table is set with soft colors: pastel pinkas the main color, complemented with natural hues like beige, ivory, white, and gold. ‘Warm’ materials like ceramic and porcelain add the finishing touches to this table. A separate accent, like the addition of leaves, will make the total picture fresher and younger.

‘Industrial’ vibe with natural touches

The second table heavily relies on an industrial vibe but is mostly inspired by natural elements. Darker colors, like black and midnight blue, contrast with a snow-white accent. The table is decorated with woodchips and other wooden elements. A great decorative idea is to put floating candles in a glass of water, with a few twigs, pods, pinecones, and leaves in the water, too. This way, you can turn your table into a walk in a winter wonderland.

The traditional Christmas table with red accents

Our third table is an all-time classic and only for those who are ready for a truly traditional Christmas party. We’ve used the traditional red, complemented by gold accents and some evergreen branches. It’s a rich, luxurious look that will put you in the Christmas mood no matter what. Cloth napkins and red and gold tablecloths are the basis of an extraordinarily luxurious Christmas. Would you like to add a unique element to this table? Try wrapping a cupcake liner around a transparent tealight holder. It will add a special, playful look to your ‘regular’ tealights.

Modern minimalism

The sleekest table in the loft was definitely table number four. We couldn’t leave this increasingly popular minimalist look out. Plus, we’ve gone back to the basics with sleek, geometric shapes and contrasting base colors. White, black, and dark grey were the prominent colors on this table, with a sprig of red berries providing a small accent. Traditional candles, like tapers and rustic candles, are incredibly stylish. Less is more on this table, so don’t add a whole lot of fussy decorations. Keep it calm and stylish.


Christmas is all about being together, warmth, and light. And that is exactly the kind of evening we wanted to give our bloggers. A bounteous, delicious, candlelit dinner, inspiring and heart-warming conversations, and of course, plenty of presents under the Christmas tree. We expect nothing less on the actual Christmas Eve…

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