Scandinavian decor is extremely popular now, I’d say it has conquered the world. If you are already rocking this style at home, why not decorate your home for Christmas in this style, too? For decorating your spaces for Christmas in Scandinavian style, you may go two ways: modern, which is geometric and neutral, or traditional, which is usually red and white and more vintage-like. Let’s take a look at both options and some ideas.
Modern Scandinavian Trees
If you prefer modern Scandinavian style, minimalism is your best friend. Rock white, off-white and maybe silver and clear ornaments of your choice. You may add buntings, pompom or wooden bead garlands, lights or LEDs, you may craft various modern ornaments with your kids – of clay, wood, cardboard and so on. Don’t use too many ornaments, modern Scandinavian decor is all about being minimalist and non-excessive at all. You may hang a couple of ornaments here and there and that’s it, or just try going ‘naked’, which means rocking a Christmas tree without any decor, just lights or even no lights at all – don’t use ornaments. Modern Scandi decor is truly Nordic, you don’t need a lot of decor and the beauty is all about textures and details. Place your tree into a basket, cover it with cotton or faux fur and voila – a minimal tree is done!
a small Nordic Christmas tree with lights and white and silver ornaments
a modern Scandi tree with buntings, white and wooden ornaments and a star on top plus lights
a modern Scandinavian Christmas tree with white ball and star ornaments in a basket looks very laconic and chic
a modern Scandi Christmas tree with white, clear and metallic ornaments and no lights for a laconic look
a modern Scandinavian Christmas tree with wooden bead garlands, white cardboard and clay ornaments in various shapes
a modern Scandinavian tree with pompom ball garlands, metallic ornaments and tree-shaped ornaments plus lights
a Nordic Christmas tree with silver and white ornaments in a galvanized bucket is a chic idea for a modern space
a modern Christmas tree with candles, metallic ornaments and himmeli decorations
a modern Nordic Christmas tree with simple cardboard ornaments and metal wire ornaments
a modern Nordic Christmas tree with white ornaments plus bows and a star on top
a modern Nordic tree with LEDs in a basket base with faux fur and vintage lights hanging down
a modern Nordic tree with lights and white tree-shaped ornaments plus geometric ones
a modern Scandi Christmas tree with white ornaments - stars, snowflakes and balls and some lights
a Scandinavian Christmas tree decorated with white ball and star ornaments, metallic ornaments plus lights in a basket
Traditional Scandinavian Trees
If you want to cozy up your space and make your home feel like Christmas strongly and at once, choose traditional Scandinavian style for decorating your tree and space. It means rocking red and white, traditional meets vintage ornaments like snowflakes, pinecones, stockings, birds, snowmen, candy canes and stuff like that. Add lights, add a bow on top and don’t be afraid to be excessive – traditional decor allows that. You may also include clear and silver ornaments and some other metallic touches. Place some gnomes or deer around the tree if you want, rock various whimsy tree skirts, traditional Scandi decor welcomes such ideas.