Guide to Scandinavian Christmas Decorations

A few years ago my sister and I visited Stockholm to take in the Christmas markets and I brought back a few Christmas decorations and since then I have tried my best to mimic the Swedish style. I really love Scandinavian interior design look, something about the minimalism, elements of nature and geometric designs really speak to me.

The Scandinavian style celebrates beautiful simplicity and functionality incorporating Nordic culture in simple decoration with a prevailing white colour with simple and minimalist elements that contribute to a pleasant mood. Evergreen branches and trees, pine cones, green wreaths made of pine branches make up a big part of the style along with the reindeer motif.

It is not hard to incorporate Scandinavian style into holiday decor, here are my top tips for adding a sprinkle of Scandi style to your home this Christmas!

  • Keep the kids busy by getting them to make salt dough ornaments! Shapes found in nature such as animals, leaves and stars are perfectly in keeping with a Scandi Christmas. Be sure to make a hole in the dough and thread through some red bakers twine for DIY tree decorations to cherish for years to come.
  • Nothing goes to waste in a Scandi home, recycle and upcycle with unusual materials such as paper chains made from pages from an old book or hanging stars made from twine. These upcycled paper tree decorations are delightful!
  • Celebrating the art of crafting with a festive display of mix and match handmade items. Check out local Christmas Faires to find handmade pieces; add a touch of whimsy with festive felted woodland characters, beautiful quilts, woodwork and art.
  • Scandinavian style is minimal but they are not afraid of a bit of bling! Delicate glassware and clever use of mirrors add eye-catching pops of metallics. These alpine scene tealight holders are a perfect touch of luxury.
  • You can’t go wrong with blankets and cosy textiles in winter! Mix and match textures and patterns to create a casual warmth to keep everyone in good spirits. Stick a colour scheme to keep things coordinated.
  • Nature is celebrated with this interior trend so be sure to have elements from the great outdoors. Why not hang a wooden wreath this year or make a centrepiece from pinecones and branches?
  • Bunting, banners, pennants and garland are all excellent additions. I love this white pine cone garland
 Check out some more Scandi inspiration in the Hideaway range from Amara.

Scandinavian Christmas Decorations


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