A Scandinavian Christmas

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Scandinavian Christmas decor screams minimalism and whispers warmth and light. I am always drawn to Scandinavian spaces and love the way they are decorated for Christmas. I chose a variety of ‘looks’, but all have a similar theme. The beauty is in the simplicity, a colour-based theme, lots of light, and very nature-inspired.

Traditionally, a Scandinavian Christmas will be very white and red, with wood tones and rich, natural greens. When a natural tree is chosen, decorations seem to be sparse and thoughtful, or filled with vintage and colourful ornaments. Handcrafted ornaments, made of felt and wool, combined with candles, wood, and sparkly snowflakes fill these trees with warmth – but it’s never too much, just enough.

Many paper decorations are found in Scandinavian Christmas decor as well, with cut-outs of stars, trees, and simple dots used as decorations throughout the house. Branches of trees, bare or with evergreen needles, can easily decorate a simple nook, a bathroom, or a tabletop. A (faux) fur throws add a touch of luxury with a natural feel to a Scandinavian Christmas look.

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Even with a modern Scandinavian Christmas, the decor can be monotone, with lots of white, or black and white, or even an unexpected splash of grey and yellow – but it’s still simple and full of light! I’m very much inspired by these beautiful trees and hope you are too!

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22 thoughts on “A Scandinavian Christmas

  1. I love the uncluttered simplistic look of the Scandinavian Christmas. Makes me want to pare down on my decorations. I love the all white tree. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These are beautiful images! I kept it very simple this year, mostly black and white with the occasional bit of metallic (just a hint). But these photos are just gorgeous!

  3. I do like the minimalist look of Scandinavian decor, & the Christmas decorations look great. I like the small bits of color, like the red on those bows on the ‘animals.’

  4. I am in love with the Christmas decor ideas. Will definitely keep these in mind when Christmas time rolls around again.