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Minimalistic decor for Christmas with Scandi vibes

Scandinavia takes Christmas very seriously and their decorations come in all colours and shapes. While we have come to associate Scandi Christmas with a monochrome minimalistic aesthetic, it is actually true that all countries in that region love colour and are not scared to go all in when decorating their homes. Today's post is focusing on a minimalist aesthetic. This vibe will resonate with those of you who like chic, simple decorations around your home.

While minimalism is not a style that you will see around my home, it is definitely popular and has its own benefits. For Christmas, it can be as effective without being overwhelming.


Nothing sets the mood for festivities better than lighting. With minimalistic decor you can forget about the colourful fairy lights and instead opt for tiny - non-blinking - string lights around branches or in glass domes.

Dark winter nights are synonymous with lit candles, spreading light and warmth in the home. This bowl candle holder in black or brass can hold four taper candles and you can also fill it with pine cones. The simple round shape has a contemporary expression so that you may want to use it all-year round.

For something less obvious, try hanging decorations that hold tea light or taper candles and may be hung in the window, on a door, or from the ceiling.

Another instant classic you will use every December and throughout the year is this multifunctional and minimalistic candle holder is made from all natural materials and will look beautiful whether you put it directly on a table or hang it from the ceiling in the removable leather strings.

This minimalist candle holder displays an exercise in mastering the art of balance with each part counter-weighing the other to reach a moment of tranquil stillness. The geometrical shapes are both sculptural and functional elements, as the arch may be used as a handle to carry the candle holder.

Initiate the countdown to Christmas with a modern take on the traditional Danish kalenderlys, otherwise known as the Christmas calendar candle.

This delicate glass cylinder by Ferm Living holds 24 small candles – one for each of the days in December leading up to Christmas Eve.

The glass lid doubles as a candle holder with space to light the daily candle – whether you choose to place the lid on top of the candle holder, or on its own, is for you to decide. Save the glass for next December, when you can again fill it with candles of your choosing.

Countdown to Christmas | Ferm Living | In red and white


Laser-cut from smoked oak with carefully thought-out details that balance horizontal lines with circles, this brass winter tree is set on a slender stem and round base for an elegant look. Combine with other decorative objects from the series to create your own winter wonderland.


These minimalist Christmas ornaments will update your collection of holiday decorations with a contemporary interpretation. In three different geometric shapes, the papercuts are little gems of modern decorations and look nicely on the Christmas tree or a branch during winter time. Styling tip: find a relatively big branch and hang it over your dining table, then decorate with these for a large size winter mobile.

brass Christmas ornaments on a tree from Ferm Living

brass Christmas ornaments on a branch from Ferm Living

The decorative Christmas tree candleholders are an updated and modern version of the classic ones, often used on the Christmas tree in Danish homes. The candleholders are made of solid brass for a modern but yet timeless look and has a minimalistic design that looks great in any home.


Christmas stockings are a crucial part of many families’ traditions. Made of velvet and in four different modern colours, the ferm LIVING stocking adorns the home through the holiday. Hang it on the bed post, fireplace, staircase, or wherever your family’s tradition wishes, and wait to see what Santa brings.

burgundy velvet Christmas stocking hanging from a door with brass handle and pink colour via Ferm Living

Velvet stockings hanging with presents in mustard pink and green colours from Ferm Living


Wrap gifts in style with beautifully crafted wrapping paper. Packaged as a book comprising sheets of double-sided paper in contemporary colourways, ferm LIVING’s signature prints lend on-trend design to every gift. Make gift giving a unique and joyous experience with this beautiful gift wrap. Pair with ferm LIVING’s gift tags for a stylish finishing touch.

minimalistic gift wrapping ideas from Ferm Living

minimalistic gift wrapping ideas from Ferm Living

minimalistic gift wrapping ideas from Ferm Living


Minimalistic decor can be enhanced in the dining room with the use of plain linen table clothes and napkins, with eucalyptus stems, brass candle holders and white taper candles. Serve your drinks with a touch of Christmas - throw in a few pomegranate seeds or rosemary for example.

minimalistic decor with linen tablecloth in dark background

minimalistic jug and glasses with pomegranate seeds and rosemary

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