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Scandi Christmas – Minimal Christmas Decor Ideas

Have a very Scandi Christmas! Take inspiration from Scandinavian traditions and bring the magic of hygge to your celebrations this Christmas!

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For the last couple of years, Scandinavian design – characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality – has been a popular trend in interiors and that popularity doesn’t seem to be fading anytime soon. That added with the recent hygge obsession, did you know that Scandinavian populations are consistently ranked among the happiest in the world?! The Scandinavian way of life seems to be where it’s at. You can easily channel these Scandinavian traditions and bring a stylish yet understated approach to your festive decorating, and transform your home into a hygge Scandi Christmas theme!


Scandi Christmas Styling Ideas

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The key colour palette of a Scandi Christmas is red and white, against a neutral backdrop, with added greenery in the way of fir tree garlands, branches and of course the Christmas tree itself. Bringing the outside in is an important part of the Scandinavian way of life, and natural elements, such as wood and pine cones, will add a rustic outdoor vibe to your interiors.

The addition of soft, cosy fabrics and textiles, such as fluffy sheepskin rugs, faux fur cushions and throws, will bring a touch of log cabin chic to any setting! Layer the sheepskin rugs over chairs or sofas for an added ski chalet vibe. Plus who can resist all that cosy soft fluffiness on cold winter evenings, made even more perfect with an open fire!

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The use of metallic decorative accessories around the room and elegant white twinkling lights will create a subtle festive sparkle. Remember minimalism is the motto of Scandi Christmas design! Our range of decorative white, gold, silver and glitter conical tree’s from Bahne are perfect for adding an understated glam to your Christmas decor.

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Indulge in the Scandinavian passion for candlelight, did you know the Danish burn more candles per household than any other nationality?! – and bring an added warmth and a cosy hygge glow to your space. Use candles of various heights, shapes and designs to create your own unique display. We love our range of frosted glass TorchLight candle holders from Design Ideas which are available in 3 sizes and would look great with our Glitter Snowflake Pillar Candles from Bahne for that Scandi festive touch!

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And for a real Scandi Christmas look, why not go for a minimalist wooden tree instead of the traditional green tree. In addition to looking great, they are shed free, low maintenance and you can pack them away easily for use year on year – what’s not to love?! We love our range of minimal Birch Branch Trees from Verso Design, they come with a specially crafted candle topper which will hold a taper candle for an Scandinavian alternative to the traditional angel tree topper!

Add some festive colour to your tree by decorating the bare branches with your choice of decorations! For a real Scandi Christmas vibe stick to the traditional red and white colour scheme, with metallic and wooden decorations thrown in to complete the look! Check out our range of Scandi inspired tree decorations here.

And don’t forget the deer motifs for that Nordic Yuletastic look!

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Scandi Christmas Product Guide

Check out our round-up below of our favourite Scandi Christmas inspired decor from homeArama that will give your home a stylish yet understated festive look this Christmas, plus they make for a cosy hygge addition to your interiors all year round!

Scandi Christmas Products 2018


Bahne Natural Tibetan Lambskin Rug in Light Grey £99.95// Bahne Gold Hanging Heart Ornament Pack of 2 £8.95 // Design Ideas Nordic Stocking Hanging Tree Ornament £3.95 // Red Felt Tealight Holder £4.95 // Bahne White LED Porcelain Globe Decoration £8.95 // En Gry & Sif Felt Stocking £24.95// Handmade Angel Ornament £24.95 // Bahne LED Silver Glitter Tealights £6.95 // Miss Etoile Gold Knit Cushion £39.95 // Design Ideas Nordic Elf Hanging Tree Ornament £4.95 // Bahne Red and Gold Tray £17.95 // Bahne Gold LED Decorative Christmas Tree £11.95 // Bahne Gold Glitter LED Decorative Christmas Tree £17.95 // Design Ideas Large Red Alpine Reindeer Decoration £7.95 // Verso Large Birch Christmas Tree with 20 Red Felt Decorations £89.95 // Bahne Bark Effect Candle £8.95 // Design Ideas Alpine Tealight Trough £39.95 // Design Ideas Set of 8 Nordic Santa Decorations £11.95 // Pappelina Doormat Viggo One 70 x 50 cm in Red and Vanilla £35.95 // Bahne Small Black Lantern with Gold Handle £34.95


So how will you be decorating your home this Christmas? Sticking with the traditional green and red, keeping it subtle with a minimalist Scandi Christmas theme or going all out with a quirky Kitschmas look? Let us know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading 🙂

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