Here we are again, approaching the festive time of year, loved by so many of us who embrace the Christmas season with all its festivities, decorations, feasting, family, and friends. Rather than dragging that same old dusty box of Christmas decorations out why not try something new this festive season and embrace all things scandi. The Scandinavians have long been the masters of everything uber cool in the design and interior world - and it seems they have also taken Christmas decor and put a chic, stylish and ever so gorgeous spin on it. The scandi style is characterised by a wonderfully simple palette, clean lines, organic touches and an abundant use of natural texture, it really was made to go hand in hand with Christmas! To inspire you on your minimalistic Christmas journey we have rounded up some of the most gorgeous Scandinavian inspired Christmas decors you can lay your eyes on… We guarantee these images will have you stringing wooden beads, hanging paper lanterns and heading off in to the woods to source a perfectly imperfect Christmas tree in no time at all!
The scandi style calls for the use of natural materials and textures - and scandi Christmas decor is no different. From wooden beaded garlands, handcrafted wooden Christmas trees to bespoke timber house decorations with paper cut style wooden stars, the different tones, and variety of uses make the nordic fascination with timber decor all the more beautiful when it comes to Christmas decorating.
There is nothing quite like the illuminating glow of a flickering candle to induce a little hygge (cosy) into your home and Christmas is the perfect time to create an inviting, comfortable and joyous atmosphere in your home. Candles are essential to the scandi style and Nordic interiors are scattered full of them. To add a little scandi candlelight into your Xmas decor why not fill a mantle with them, place them in antique vessels on a table or create a dramatic tabletop with an oversized candle holder in the favoured tone of matte black.
Advent calendars are one of the most iconic Christmas decor items heralding the beginning of the Christmas day countdown! The Nords have taken advent calendar styling to the next level, not a chocolate filled calendar in sight, with their beautiful artisan approach to the advent countdown. With a focus on soft tones, organic touches and plenty of natural texture, these advent calendars are the chicest way to count down the days to the main event.
Stars are a predominant part of Scandinavian Christmas heritage and are an enchanted way to bring a little scandi touch into your home this festive season. Whether they are handmade from wooden sticks and draped in fairy lights or intricate paper cut creations they are a simple, chic and ever so stylish nod to scandi style with plenty of added Christmas charm.
The days of tinsel clad, ornament overloaded Christmas trees are long gone and simplicity has become the new go to in Christmas tree styling thanks to some serious scandi inspiration. Whether you choose to craft a wooden Christmas tree, pick a branch from a towering pine and place it in a vase or head out to find yourself the most perfectly imperfect Christmas tree in the forest, one thing is for sure and that is to keep decorating to a minimum. Stick to just a few fairy lights or neutral toned ornaments with a Nordic feel think metal, felt and paper. Wooden garlands can be fabulous wrapped around a Christmas tree for that extra scandi touch. As hard as it is, practice restraint in the name of all things chic and Nordic.