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Inspiration For A Scandinavian Theme Christmas Decorating

Inspiration For A Scandinavian Theme Christmas Decorating

I’ll be giving our Christmas decor a rethink this year. We’ll be getting a real tree for the first time since having children and I don’t think our usual bronze and gold theme will compliment it, so have decided to switch to a Scandinavian style one. Opting for shades of red and white which will compliment our grey decor along with the rustic mantle and shelving.

I’ve already started with a few nicely priced decs from Waitrose and my web browsing lead me to Next and Dunelm mill. My plan is to try and mix traditional tones of Christmas with hints of white washed wood effect and I’m trawling pinterest for craft ideas which I hope the boys will help with. (I’m clutching at straws here I know!

But a mum can dream….plus Santa’s watching so they’ll be on their best behaviour.

decorating at christmas scandi style

photo courtesy of Waitrose

looking for scandinavian christmas decorations

photo courtesy of Waitrose

A scandivanian Christmas theme

photo courtesy of Next

photo courtesy of Dunelm Mill

photo courtesy of Dunelm Mill

Inspiration for a scandi Christmas, read more here;



  1. 27th November 2015 / 8:29 am

    Really lovely things. My house is quite old and traditional so I have a tradition tree with red and gold decorations. I love the letter lights, I’d have these up all year round! x

    • 28th November 2015 / 7:27 pm

      Me too, I’m terrible for leaving some decs up as I can’t stand seeing it all so bare.

  2. 27th November 2015 / 9:29 am

    I have always wanted to see a Scandinavian Christmas, what is it that you like about it? Do you have a Scandi- background?

    • 27th November 2015 / 11:42 am

      No, I’m as dark featured as can be I just love the fresh natural theme and think it would work with my decor perfectly.

  3. 27th November 2015 / 1:43 pm

    This post gets me so very excited for Christmas. I love the Scandinavian decorations you have chosen. Great theme, really lovely. The NOEL light is especially beautiful and would look lovely on cold winter nights. x

    • 1st December 2015 / 9:05 pm

      I really like that one too, I’m heading into town soon so may have to treat my self.

  4. 27th November 2015 / 6:34 pm

    I love all of this – it’s such a great look isn’t it? I’m not sure if we’ll be having decs up this year, but if I were I’d be sorely tempted to go for this look.

    • 28th November 2015 / 6:01 pm

      No decs? I don’t think I could bear Christmas without the decorations I get more excited about that than anything!

  5. 27th November 2015 / 6:47 pm

    I love to theme my decorations but hubby likes a more random look so we have a themed tree and then more random decs around the living room as a compromise for now 😉 I love the look your going for, really stylish, it’s my dream to visit Scandinavia at Christmas xx

    • 28th November 2015 / 6:03 pm

      I like that they celebrate it so differently, would be a real change to experience a Scandinavian Christmas

  6. Gemma @ Two Little Misters
    27th November 2015 / 8:34 pm

    These pictures are all gorgeous, it’s a beautiful style. Hope you enjoy your real tree! Mmm.. the smell of a real tree, you just can’t beat it. I love the tree skirt in your bottom image, do you know where it’s from?

    • 1st December 2015 / 9:12 pm

      I can’t wait, it arrived today! The tree skirt is from Betta Living.

  7. 27th November 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Oooo the Scandanavian theme is gorgeous! It’s so Christmassy – in a traditional, heart-warming way. Enjoy decorating your live tree!! I can’t wait to see your photos x

  8. 27th November 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Beautiful decorations, inadvertently we end up decorating in a similar styles. As we have a lot of red and white decorations with a rustic/handmade feel. I can’t wait to get them out of the loft!! xx

    • 28th November 2015 / 6:02 pm

      I think I’ll try and make some too this year, so much nicer.

  9. 28th November 2015 / 6:28 pm

    Gorgeous ideas and I really like the ‘Noel’ picture from Next. They always have such gorgeous things. M&as also have some beautiful decoration ideas.

    • 28th November 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks for the heads up about m&s I didn’t even think to look there!

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