Scandinavian design is known for its simplicity, minimalism, and functionality. When it comes to Scandinavian Christmas decorations, we can create a calm and peaceful home if we stick to these principles.
Scandinavian decor’s typical style involves a mix of white, silver, gold, and red colors, Nordic threads, evergreen branches, pine cones, green wreaths, and rustic and vintage tones.
We have selected ten wonderfully simple decoration ideas that will lighten up your home this Christmas.
1. DIY Christmas Garland
You can also prepare this beautiful garland by using straw and wooden beads to create a beautifully simple and natural effect. It is traditionally made of straw and hung from the ceiling in Finland, and the great thing about it that you can also keep it around the house once Christmas is over.
2. Christmas Table Runner
The Scandinavian Christmas table is simple and elegant. To have a similar table this festive season, use plain dinner dishes, red and white table linen, and keep the decorations simple. Large rustic candles, some evergreen, and a mix of white and red colours will create a clear and peaceful look.
3. DIY Recycled Paper Stars
Paper and recycled materials are great ways to create simple and natural decor. This one is also a great weekend project with the kids. The star is made up of 8 paper squares. Make plenty of stars that will be enough to cover an entire wall or hang them on the staircase.
4. Rustic Centerpiece
Scandinavian decor is always defined by nature. Make sure to use greenery, candlelight, and handmade crafts just like this adorable centerpiece on the photo. You can cut some branch tips off your Christmas tree or use rosemary branches for this decoration.
5. The Christmas Tree
The focal point of the house during Christmas is definitely the Christmas tree. If you would like to have a Scandinavian theme this year, decorate it with simple wooden or hand-made toys, using mainly white, silver, and red colours. For the tree skirt, you can use a sheepskin but remember to keep it simple.
6. Red and White Cushions, Blankets
Scandinavian style is characterized by Nordic threads and a wonderfully simple style of decoration. Buy a couple of thick and fluffy blankets, knitted cushions in white, red, and grey colors to decorate otherwise empty sofas.
7. Christmas Wreath
Christmas wreath is another decoration that every home needs. Whether you hang it on the entrance door or put it inside the house, it will be a festive decoration. It is really simple to make, just collect some greenery on your walk or buy straw wheat in the craft store. Click on the link to see how to make a wreath out of wheat.
8. Rosemary Wreath Place Cards
To make a different place card design this year, buy a bunch of rosemary branches. With a thin florist wire, create mini wreaths, and put a cute red bow on it. They will look really pretty and natural on the dinner table, not to mention the scent of the herb.
9. Hanging Branch
Scandinavian Christmas decor’s main features are evergreen branches or just plain wooden branches and, of course, reindeer. It really looks beautiful hanging them from the ceiling above the dinner table. Put some nice handmade ornaments on it decorated with ribbons.
10. White and Silver Colors
With lots of whites and silver, you can create pure and clean decor that will look beautiful in any home. Try to combine it with more wood or play with Christmas tree branches, placing it into a big vase. Combined with large candles, you can bring beautiful warm lights into your home.