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Scandinavian Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor

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 popular and has its own benefits. For Christmas, it can be as effective without being overwhelming.


Scandi style Christmas candles

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 iron candelabra in black can hold four taper candles. The simple loop design has a contemporary expression so you may want to use it all year round.

Scandinavian Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor

FERM LIVING iron candelabra, £60, Selfridges

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

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.

Scandinavian Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor

Initiate the countdown to Christmas with a modern take on the traditional Danish kalenderlys, otherwise known as the Christmas calendar candle. Or go for the luxury look of silver candlesticks en masse. Scandinavian Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor at its best!

Scandinavian Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor

Fourth Street's candleholders, £355, Net A Porter

Scandi style Christmas Table Decorations

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.

Scandinavian Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor

Scandi Tree Ornaments

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 nice 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.

Scandinavian Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor

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 have a minimalistic design that looks great in any home.

Scandinavian Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor

Scandi Christmas Stockings

Christmas stockings are a crucial part of many families’ traditions. Hang one on a bedpost, fireplace, staircase, or wherever your family’s tradition wishes, and wait to see what Santa brings.

Scandinavian Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor

Truly Velvet Christmas Stocking, Blush Pink, One Size, £20, John Lewis

Scandinavian-Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor in Gift Wrapping

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.

Scandinavian Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor

Scandinavian-inspired table setting

Are you a fan of maximalist Christmas decor? Or do you prefer Scandi style interiors?

Minimalistic decor can be enhanced in the dining room with the use of plain linen tablecloths 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.

Scandinavian Inspired Minimalistic Christmas Decor

Ripple stackable glasses set of four, ferm LIVING, £45, Selfridges



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