Ready for your home to have a Scandinavian Christmas makeover? Here are some easy tips to add Nordic Christmas decoration and Scandi Christmas style to your home for a totally Hygge Christmas.
What do you need for a stylish Scandinavian Christmas?
How do you get your Hygge Christmas on? First off, hygge is a Danish concept which isn’t easily translated into English. Think of hygge living as enjoying warm and cosy time with family and friends.
Create a warm and cosy interior with candles and throws. Textiles are a key element for adding warmth and texture for a Hygge Christmas: soft (fake) furs, chunky cable knits and warm sheepskin throws.
Don’t be sparing with the candles. See above about creating a warm and cosy home which is the essence of Hygge living.
Scandinavians love their Advent calendars and you can add Christmas hygge in their little pockets. Fill your Advent calendars with little gifts that you know the recipients will love – it’s not about the cost but the creation of that feeling of being hugged in the bosom of your family. It may be the perfect DIY Nordic Christmas decoration for your home.
Even your Nordic Christmas tree should embrace Hygge living by being placed in a basket, bucket or other container. Sorry a tree stand/skirt just doesn’t add the cozy factor you need for Christmas Hygge.
Nordic Decorations for Christmas
Inject nature into your Christmas decor with berries, pinecones and foliage. Imagine that you’ve just come back from a walk in the forest with a whole host of found goodies – those are the perfect Nordic decorations for Christmas. Alternatively, just check out Ferm Living’s fabulous Scandi Xmas decorations.
Go with a calm and neutral color scheme. Add pops of color with a red and white Nordic Christmas decorations preferably in natural materials like wood and paper.
Base your Scandinavian Christmas decor around the traditional Nordic themes like reindeer, hearts and stars.
Keep your Scandinavian Christmas table style simple with a natural look – once again the fresh evergreens, pinecones etc come in handy.
Remember the only acceptable Scandinavian Christmas lights for your Nordic Christmas tree are white and simple. No colored lights, no chilli shaped lights, no twinkling in rotation lights etc.
Along the same lines go with simple wrapping paper for the Christmas gifts under your Nordic Christmas tree. Nothing bold, brash and too colourful. The best wrapping is simple, neutral paper (like Kraft paper!) and add ribbons or twigs of holly for decor.
Yeah, I admit I cheated a bit when I got tired of wrapping and bought these little bags that fit the Scandinavian Christmas vibe from Home Sense.
We bought our Scandinavian Christmas gnomes from our favourite London Scandi design store Skandium but you can also DIY your Scandinavian Christmas gnomes.
Nordic Christmas Jumpers
Since a Scandinavian Christmas is all about warm and cozy family time, it’s one appropriate that you add your family into the perfect Hygge Christmas you are creating with their own Nordic Christmas jumpers. Fair Isle patterns make great Nordic Christmas sweaters. Think the usual Scandinavian Christmas themes for your Nordic Christmas jumpers – reindeers, stars, snowflakes etc. in chunky knits that evoke Christmas Hygge.
Find Your Nordic Christmas Decoration!
Handmade Christmas Gnome; Nordic Christmas herringbone printed tablecloth; Christmas reindeer pillow case; Nordic Christmas colouring book for adults: wooden Christmas reindeer decorations; red and white Snowflake throw blanket; British made red Nordic Christmas jumper; Valhalla Mythology Nordic Christmas sweater set.
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