It’s our favourite time of the year again! And we are all looking for some chic ideas to bring in the Christmas vibes. But, let's face it, when it comes to home decor, it’s hard to go wrong with the Scandinavian minimal style. Something about those clean lines and northern lights-inspired hues that just makes everything look like it's straight out of Pinterest. And if we’re talking Christmas decor? Scandinavian style was pretty much made for it! So, if you are looking for some easy, last-minute ideas to spruce up your Christmas decor, here are our top tips:
1. Take Inspiration from Nature
Scandinavian design is all about minimalism and bringing nature inside. A lot of their style incorporates biophilic elements to make everything look more Nordic. The whole concept of 'Hygge' is to create a comfortable, warm and cosy atmosphere where you can feel safe.
So, try to include wreaths and garlands to bring some greenery inside. In addition, you can use wooden beaded garlands, plain ribbons and some string lights on the Christmas tree to achieve a unique look!
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2. Less is More
When it comes to Scandinavian Style, less is always more! Choosing a simple colour palette will ensure that the green and red will pop out more. For instance, keep your big pieces of furniture in the lighter tones and you can add up throw cushions in bright reds to bring the festive vibes.
Similarly, for the dinner table setup, you can opt for a neutral colour table cloth and then accessorise it with metallic, green and/or red decor.
In addition, for the Christmas tree, you can opt for a monochromatic decor like gold/silver or red to get those Nordic vibes.
3. Neutral Gifting Paper
Along with the stunning Christmas tree comes the amazing gifts that overflow everywhere. A haul of gifts wrapped in the typical blingy paper can take away from your minimal, Scandinavian decor. Quick tip? Go old school and get yourself brown craft paper. Postal paper or brown craft paper has a rustic vibe that can instantly elevate your decor. Just decorate it with some paints or add sprigs or dried leaves to give your gifts more character!
4. Go for Geometric Silhouettes
Scandinavian style also has a lot of geometric elements and shapes! Go for simpler decor shapes like stars, triangles, diamonds, and clean polygons.
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Moreover, you can set the mood right with some twinkling stars and scented candles.
5. Wicker Baskets for a Rustic Look!
When it comes to minimal decoration styles like Scandinavian, there is a risk that the simplicity can lead to the space looking bland and boring. Therefore, it is essential to keep things interesting by incorporating a variety of textures like wicker, wool, soft fur, velvet, wood and so on. Plus, wicker or rattan baskets are so ‘in’ these days! You can use it as a stand for your gorgeous Christmas tree.
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Or just put them in a corner to store those fuzzy blankets and snuggly socks.
6. Spread those Snuggly Knits and Fur!
When the weather is freezing outside, it is important to keep yourself warm with blankets and hugs! Nothing screams comfort more than a fuzzy blanket. Chunky knits and faux fur blankets add the cosiness we all love in Scandinavian decor. Try to mix and match with different textures, materials and patterns to bring those Christmas vibes into the room.
Moreover, you can layer up candles all around instead of LEDs to warm up the whole setting.
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So, here were some of our favourite Scandinavian Christmas decor secrets. All tried and tested and guaranteed to help bring your decor game to the next level this season. And remember, it's all about enjoying the whole process of decorating your space and spending time with the family. There are no hard and fast rules in design, if you like it, rock it! Just have fun and keep on experimenting.
Merry Christmas folks!
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