I personally can’t go minimal at Christmas. It’s just too different from the way I was raised – lots of chaos, noise and relatives. Not to mention the Christmas cards, the tree loaded with tinsel, flashing lights and sparkling ornaments. Indians don’t shy away from a spectacle and Christmas is no different. On the other hand, if you are less emotionally invested in an OTT Christmas, Danish design brand Ferm Living have got some beautiful suggestions for contemporary Danish Christmas decorations.
In keeping with the general Scandi design aesthetic, Nordic Christmas decorations show a sense of conscious design. There’s lots of wood and other natural materials and I love the sparing use of the color gold.
Even something as simple as a sprig of holly can be made beautiful.
It wouldn’t be Scandi style without some chic DIY Nordic DIY decoration which looks like it was effortless thrown together.
The Nordic Christmas tree decorations from Ferm Living are simple yet elegant. You also don’t need a big tree to have big style, especially useful if you don’t have much space to decorate for Christmas. AND, think of all the trees you are saving from the scrap heap if you are only using a small sprig.
Although I got to say that gherkin-like thing topping the tree in the photograph below is a little weird.
If your general aesthetic is modern and minimal, surely your Christmas decoration should reflect that style as well. I aspire to a certain Scandinavian style but just not at Christmas!
Danish Christmas decorations shown above:
- Ferm Living Christmas stocking black splash
- Ferm Living Christmas stocking gold splash
- Ferm Living candle Advent Calendar
- Ferm Living candleholder circle
- Ferm Living Christmas tree blanket
- Ferm Living wooden star ornament
- Ferm Living pendant porcelain ornament
- Ferm Living porcelain tree pendant black splash
All photo credits: Ferm Living
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