Swedish design is known for its functionality, from architecture to textiles. And whilst they like things to look good, they also like to keep things simple. When it comes to entertaining, they love to host family and friends, especially during the holiday season and they do this effortlessly with their table décor and the food they serve.

The Skara Jade oilcloth tablecloth is a great backdrop for Swedish style entertaining with its simple tree design. Teamed up with a neutral-coloured table runner and table circular mats, its colour scheme gives a wide scope for china and accessories. We have chosen contemporary white china and super-shiny ergonomic cutlery to compliment the simplicity of this tablescape.

So, keep it simple and make life easy for yourself! All you need now is a smorgasbord of gravadlax and rye bread or a large bowl of Swedish meatballs in a creamy sauce. For a truly authentic Swedish drink, try a pear and ginger spritz made with equal parts of sparkling pear drink, cranberry juice and ginger ale, poured over ice with a few pomegranate seeds. Skål!