On the first day of Christmas... Scandi-style
Scandinavian influenced Christmas décor isn’t a new thing, but it has grown in popularity over the years and evolved somewhat.
There are still those that like to embrace the traditional reds and greens of Christmas, but more popular these days, seems to be the more natural, minimalist Scandi style consisting in-main of whites, geometrics, wood, foliage and the odd fur thrown in for good measure.
One of the things I love about the Scandi Christmas look, is its simplicity and how it works with natural elements to create a relaxed, cosy, rustic feel.
Pretty much every element of the Scandinavian palette is neutral in colour - white, greys and biscuit. Influences drawn from nature and the cooler Scandinavian climate.
Wood and foliage is the main accent colour by way of pine cones, pine fir sprays, eucalyptus garlands, winterberry, branches and boughs.
Indeed, for those looking to decorate on a budget, I don’t think you can go far wrong with a Scandi theme, the majority of which, you can craft or pull together yourself from items that surround us every day at this time of year.
To counteract the starkness of the white / grey palette, the Scandinavian’s add warmth by introducing lots of textural layers to the look – rugs, wool throws and poofs, chunky knit blankets, sometimes the odd animal skin.
Simplicity is key. Finished with some twinkling lights, a roaring log fire and some lit candles, it really couldn’t be any simpler than that.
Photo credit: Pinterest, The Cornish House