Modern and simplistic, bright and clean, cozy and stylish, Scandinavian style is perfect for decorating all year round.
Add natural elements, geometric and modern touches, twinkle lights, and candles.
Less is more when it comes to Scandinavian style, even for Christmas decorations. Keep it neutral and simple. Decorate your home with miniature trees or branches, freshly cut and placed in water in simple glass vases, as minimalistic, natural, and decorative pieces.
Get into the holiday spirit with these beautiful Scandinavian Christmas inspiration ideas.
These lovely styles of Scandinavian ornaments are from the inspiration of Bloomingville, using mainly natural wood as the color. They work beautifully as illustrated in the photograph, sticking the upper frame of the mantelpiece adding a little detail that strays the eye away in curiosity. Naturally, these can fit in most homes and rooms and color as per your room’s color palette. These are rather simple and things that could be done in no time at all over a coffee one morning.
My Scandinavian Home
These garlands are terrific and can be made from any specialist paper from your DIY craft shop next door. I agree, there will be a lot of cutting, but this can be done with all the family. Nothing wrong with a little family DIY and bonding, especially during the festivities. Make yourself a little Christmas corner, adding other Christmasy elements to add more drama and interest. Get floral paper, silver patterns with snowflakes on them, even some Santa stuff! It really does put you one step closer to the season’s magic!
The simple DIY wreath looks perfect and right at home on your wall, in a really modern way. Use classics for what they stand best for, but create them with today’s interior style decor. As presents, what is better than to use what is naturally available outdoors? Using an outdoor element or two it is! All you’ll need is marbled wallpaper or wrapping paper if you can find some, copper string, and naturally, threading flowers and sprigs to bring extra natural sensitivity from your outdoor.
Christmas day in the picture could literally be the only one you’ll ever need to look at for the greatest inspiration ever! It is a really fun way to turn things around using all but natural elements from your garden and what is growing within it; truly thinking outside of the box. The Christmas tree is made out of freshly cut logs with the most beautiful, simplistic decorations, the chandelier is made from rosemary as the centerpiece from above. On the ground, meaning on the table, all of the fallen leaves, cloves, walnuts, bird feathers are all on call, making your table centerpiece one of the most botanically natural! You even have your Christmas meal done for you!
This next one really is the love for friendship in plain and simple sight! Nothing more would say how much you appreciate your closest friend. Whatever your motive, this will really make someone’s month for sure and keep the friendship emotionally strong. By all means, have one for the family, but in the end, do this for the one person you love and appreciate most. These are matchstick-size boxes all handmade and decorated by you. Bit of string, a branch from the pine tree and you are good to go. All you’ll have to do now is make the coffee for 25 days! Make a special someone feel extra special this Christmas.
Almost Makes Perfect
Some of us love Christmas and some of us are total Christmas junkies in terms of spending hours on end decorating the entire home from outdoors to the indoors, making it the perfect sanctuary for Santa. However, some of us are more reserved and still wish to mark the occasion, simply by not going overboard. This is a fabulous idea if you would like to leave your home looking like a home not expecting elves to come out, especially if you live in a smaller apartment. The season’s greeting is not about spending a month’s salary on decoration, it is all about family and friends being reunited to celebrate something a little special. Do not be afraid of being different and thinking outside the box. Rosemary it is!
Bring life inside your home with lots of fresh greenery around even if it may seem grey and dark outside.
Sometimes to make a difference, you really don’t need a lot. In fact, 99% of the time you won’t need a lot. We tell ourselves we do and put incredible pressure on something that isn’t supposed to have any ounce of the stuff (pressure!). And so, what I have found is the idea to use what the outdoors gives us naturally and have the imagination to see something ordinary and turn it into a piece of art. Literally. If you have glass jars or bottles, use them as vases, and put Christmas tree branches in them to decorate the home, throughout the home even to get you into the Christmas spirit a little more, without much glamour. Simply beauty without all the fireworks.
Create a relaxed atmosphere with mixed or organized candles decoration.
Get yourself basic white candles, or candle colors of your choice really, and get creative with them. Takes no time at all so you literally have no excuse not to give this a go. And chances are, you have everything you need in your home already to make something a little special and super cool too. Gather fallen Christmas tree branches and cut them to size, perhaps even some wildflowers growing in the garden or the outdoors (not someone else’s flowers from their garden!), and wrap them with a simple string. Place them on an old plank of wood and you are done. 10 minutes flat including a tea on the side. Easy peasy.
Who would have ever imagined that a few mason jars or glass bottles or even the metallic enamel cups could be turned into so much fun hiding many little hidden treasures within them? And, also acting as candle holders. This sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it? There are four tutorials so to speak available on the link, letting you know how to better use items you may have around your home without necessarily buying something you’ll end up using once. A great way to be intertwined with the Christmas spirit keeping cost at the lowest, but the party trick at the highest peak.
Week Day Carnival
Some of us aren’t the biggest fan of all the fuss and glitter the season often offers us, and wish to keep things neat and simple. Also, without having to change over from the Christmas period to New Year’s Eve either. This keeps costs down and does not change your home’s idea within its natural state. White candle holders and clever lighting is used for this wreath project. Incredibly simple to achieve yet with a superb presence. It screams Christmas and New Year, but moderately with a dash of sophistication. Use what you have at home to your advantage and be smart with it.
This idea is terrific, as long as no kids are around! Children love colors and they love the extreme when doing most tasks and when Christmas is coming, trust us, the tree will look anything but Scandinavian! So, if no child is to be seen, then this is the perfect Christmas tree decor for you, keeping everything really simple and tidy, while still having plenty to celebrate. Stay within the whites, transparent, and hints of silver, matt, or gloss, and do the same thinking behind the way you will wrap up the presents. You will have the perfect color scheme that will work best within your home.
Some of the coziest ideas are on this link, giving you ample possibilities to develop a fabulous themed Christmas. From minimalist concrete ornaments to kraft paper gift wraps and conifer sprigs to wreaths and garlands. All very simple, very tidy and clean, all very Scandinavian in the thinking and making process. Start Christmas early by making these a little ahead of time with the family, making this a perfect weekend project getting everyone in the seasons’ mood in a heartbeat. Christmas isn’t Christmas without everyone, without all the family getting stuck in. You could even do them individually, and present all the DIY crafts at your said date and time revealing what Christmas will look like throughout your house.
The Design Chaser
Christmas is all about being together and gifting small elements marking the special season’s greetings. Also, do not forget about that very special someone, the most special of them all, you. Yes, get yourself something too! Wrap it up the same way you have for the others. Nothing is more important about self-appraisals and gifts! Let’s hope the others did too! These are rather design rescue, working in a home with ample stylish touches in keeping simplicity without overdoing it. Cover the plant pots in wrapping paper and add plenty of DIY cut-out stars as gift cards or as simple ornaments throughout the home.
Christmas villages are so lovely. We love seeing them in shops, but when we see their price tags we tend to go, oh yes, lovely, then walk away. And this DIY is dead simple too, so it is a win-win. You’ll need natural products, and a little imagination and crafting skills. The whole purpose is for it not to look perfect, but to look genuine and do something smart and fun in the process for everyone to enjoy time after time. Get yourself wires, make a funky tree out of it, a bit of hot glue and you are almost here. Gather some small Santas around and foliage, then make something really pretty.
The idea behind Christmas can be daunting for a lot of people, making everyone stressed out thinking, what are we going to do this year? And it is easy to go overboard as everyone does some form of Christmas decoration to try to make a buck or two in the process. When everyone is in the spirit of Christmas, we are literally bathed and forced into frantic last-minute buys. Let’s start the seasons a little early by gathering ideas and creating an action plan. This goes through simple touches, simple natural elements that warmly and moderately decorate the home. From the wrapping paper to the candles to the tree, have a theme and keep with a maximum of three colors to have continuity throughout.
Simple is taking what nature offers us, and naturally being beautiful, trying to represent it in all its pure glory, without all the shebangs. No lights, fireworks, paper confetti everywhere that you will still find months later in the randomness of places, in your car, or even at work (trust me I speak from experience!). Get yourself a Scandinavian-designed vase, simple matt black, and against the white walls look sepic. Truly lovely. And in terms, you have gone no trouble at all. Get yourself a nice walk in the forest, and find little treasures lying here and there.
Style & Minimalism
Keep Chrsiats looking as raw as you can, including pine cones and hand-blown Christmas balls inside glass jars, with wooden sticks and branches you have found in your garden or the forest one brisk morning, putting anyone and everyone into the Christmas spirit instantly. Use natural elements that create a Feng Shui atmosphere in any home.
The monochrome decor has never, ever looked so good. Not only does it look super smart in your home, but also feels like it belongs in your home and not at Disneyland. With touches of silver and gold here and there the experience for Christmas is like no other. The decorations here are very simple and all without the balls and fuss. It is all about reducing the footprint of Christmas, but increasing its appeal for your home working with it as opposed to against it. The home is full of little ideas that are all in sync. Make sure to start the small projects a couple of months before the big day, to maximize time more efficiently having created lots of beautiful things fit enough for a king and queen. This could be all you need for the best time.
Scandinavian-style Christmas ornaments.
Doris Leslie Blau
Creating small details throughout the home has never been so easy, as easy as gathering 5 small twigs and a few pinecones to decorate your home with that all-ever-important Christmas spirit attached to it. And a few lights…gather in natures’ elements from the outdoors to make the most of it, with smart ways to implement them as decor. You will need everyday objects that you could have at home, such as glass vases, candles, and a bit of string. If we all take a step back and put our thinking hat on, we would be amazed at what our minds and hands can do. Perfect if you are bored with the “normal Christmas ornaments”.
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You never knew until you try, how much fun 3D paper stuff truly is! Not only are these perfect to do over the weekend or on a cold winter’s day all wrapped up and warm within the comfort of your home, but something that can be done with all the family. Which child does not like cutting if they are old enough to? This will take time, but little projects like these also create memories that will never die. And things you could keep until the end of time. Make the perfect small hanging Christmas trees and pine cones, celebrating Christmas a little differently but with the same spirit. No fancy glitter anything, simple 3D beauties able to be created by almost anyone over a nice, long weekend.
In summer, popsicles are going down a treat, right? Well, keep all the popsicle sticks; recycle them, they’ll come in very handy soon! You will need some glue too but nothing extraordinary for this craft. The step-by-step is really simple and something that can be done with all the family around. Winter can be a dull season for all of the summer babies, so warm up your place with lots of real candles, and replace your bright white lights with dimmer, more natural effect light bulbs and lights overall. Soft furnishings go a long way in making the dullest of days super comfy and almost perfect. Simple Christmas decorations go a long way, bringing everyone together as a family and friends.