It’s no secret that I love Scandinavian design. My house is influenced heavily by the neutral tones, light wood, and geometric elements that are so commonly found in nordic homes. So it comes as no surprise that I love the way Scandinavian folks decorate their homes for Christmas. I’ve spent countless hours perusing slash drooling over thousands of gorgeous images on Pinterest and there are several common design elements that tie these beautiful nordic scenes together. Read on for 10 ways to get that Scandinavian Christmas look for yourself.
Scandinavian design is all about those pale, neutral colors. Think white, beige (the natural wood variety) + grey, and add some pops of black for contrast. And of course, lots of rich, winter greenery since it is Christmas after all. Bring the outdoors inside with wood, moss, evergreens, pinecones, and other natural materials. Your house should smell like a forest!
Lighting is key in Scandinavian design and Christmas is no exception. It is, after all, the time of year with the least amount of daylight, with the northern tip of Norway being in complete darkness for about 60 days a year. So make sure to fill your house with pretty mood lighting. Mix-and-match candles, twinkle lights draped over furniture, and paper lanterns (star shapes are the best!) hanging from the ceiling. The simplest decor will have the biggest impact. Grab an evergreen branch, put it in a simple but beautiful vase, add a candle (or four) and voilà, you’ve got yourself a beautiful, Scandinavian table display.
Credit | All shots used on the mood board via our Pinterest boards.