Cosy Christmas

Five Festive Home Decor Ideas

Scandinavian decor is known for its simplicity, elegance, and cosy charm, making it a perfect choice for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere during Christmas. Here are five Scandinavian decor ideas for a cosy Christmas:


Natural Elements

Scandinavian design often incorporates natural materials like wood, fur, and wool. Use these elements to create a warm and cosy ambiance. For example, decorate your home with wooden ornaments, birch branches, add woollen blankets and fur throws to your seating areas. These natural textures will add warmth and a touch of rustic charm to your Christmas decor.

Minimalist Colour Palette

Keep your colour palette simple and serene by embracing the features of a minimalist colour palette of whites, greys, and muted tones. Stick to this palette for your Christmas decor, using white or light grey as your base colours. You can add pops of red, green, or gold as accents, such as in your ornaments or table settings. This will create a serene and cohesive look.



Candles are an essential part of Scandinavian Christmas decor. Place a variety of candles in different sizes and shapes throughout your home. You can use traditional candlesticks or opt for more contemporary candleholders. The warm, flickering light of candles will add a magical and inviting glow to your space. Battery-operated LED candles are a safe and practical choice for indoor decor.


Scandinavian Ornaments/Table Decor

Decorate your Christmas tree with Scandinavian-inspired ornaments. Look for items such as wooden stars, felted animals, straw ornaments, and glass baubles in classic Scandinavian patterns. You can also consider making your own DIY Scandinavian ornaments using natural materials like pinecones and twine. For your Christmas dinner table, use white or neutral tableware, linen napkins, and simple glassware. Consider adding a centrepiece of fresh greenery or a eucalyptus garland. Wooden placemats and Scandinavian-style table runners can also enhance the setting.

Greenery and Wreaths

Incorporate fresh greenery into your decor, such as pine branches, eucalyptus, and holly. Create wreaths made of these materials to hang on your doors and walls. You can also place sprigs of greenery in vases and scatter them on tables for a fresh and festive touch. Think about adding white or wooden bead garlands to your wreaths for an extra Scandinavian touch.

Remember that the key to Scandinavian Christmas decor is to keep things simple, cosy, and focused on the joy of togetherness. By incorporating natural elements, soft colours, and a few carefully chosen elements, you can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for an inviting Scandinavian-inspired Christmas.

BONUS IDEA: For that extra Scandinavian touch, Create a hygge corner with soft, fluffy blankets, plush pillows, and a comfy chair. Add a side table for hot cocoa, books, and perhaps some warm, spiced mulled wine.

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Posted by Felicity Crome
1st December 2023

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