Are you looking for a fresh and unique way to decorate your home for Christmas? Scandi styling may be just the thing you need to make your holiday season more elegant and sophisticated. Scandi styling, also known as Scandinavian design, is a minimalist approach to home decor that has been growing in popularity in recent years. With its emphasis on simplicity, functionality, and natural materials, Scandi styling can help you create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere in your home this holiday season.
What is Scandi styling?
Scandi styling is a design style that originated in the Nordic countries, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. It is characterised by its emphasis on minimalism, functionality, and natural materials. Scandi styling is often associated with the concept of "hygge", a Danish word that refers to a feeling of cosiness and contentment. Scandi styling is all about creating a warm and inviting space that feels comfortable and welcoming.
Scandi styling for Christmas is all about embracing the beauty of nature and using it to create a calm and inviting atmosphere. Think of natural elements such as pine cones, twigs, and holly berries, and use them to decorate your home.
Here are some tips and ideas to help you create a Scandi styled Christmas:
Choose a Natural Colour Scheme
When it comes to Scandi styling, the colour scheme is everything. The colours you choose should reflect the natural beauty of the Nordic landscape. Stick to neutral colours such as whites, greys, and browns, with accents of red and green.
Use Natural Materials
As mentioned earlier, Scandi styling is all about using natural materials. Incorporate natural elements such as wood, wool, and cotton into your Christmas décor. Use wooden ornaments, woolly throws, and cotton tablecloths to create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.
Keep it Simple
Scandi styling is all about simplicity, so keep your Christmas décor simple and understated. Don't clutter your home with too many ornaments and decorations. Instead, choose a few key pieces that reflect the beauty of the Nordic landscape.
Create a Warm Atmosphere
Scandi styling is all about creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Use candles and fairy lights to create a cosy atmosphere in your home. Choose scented candles that reflect the scents of the season, such as cinnamon and pine.
Paper Starlights are the perfect way to create a cosy and warm atmosphere in your home this holiday season. Our Scandi Christmas Lanterns, with Nordic Neutrals, Caramel, and a dash of Brilliant White, will bring a sense of wellbeing to your Christmas home. With their soft, warm light, they will help you relax and unwind after a long day of holiday festivities. Hang them from the ceiling, place them on a tabletop, or use them to create a focal point in your living room or dining room.
Nature is at the heart of Scandi styling. Embrace the natural beauty of the season by incorporating natural elements such as pine cones, twigs, and holly berries into your Christmas décor. Use them to decorate your Christmas tree, wreaths, and table settings.
Focus on Texture
Texture is an important element of Scandi styling. Use different textures such as wool, cotton, and fur to create depth and interest in your Christmas décor. Use textured cushions, throws, and rugs to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere.
Add Some Hygge
Hygge is a Danish word that means a feeling of cosiness and contentment. It is an important element of Scandi styling. Add some hygge to your Christmas décor by incorporating soft blankets, warm drinks, and comfortable seating into your home.
DIY Scandi Styled Ornaments
DIY Scandi styled ornaments are a great way to add a personal touch to your Christmas décor. Use natural materials such as twigs, pine cones, and holly berries to create your own Scandi styled ornaments. You can also use felt and wool to create your own Christmas stockings and tree skirts.
Include a star
Stars have been a staple in Scandinavian Christmas traditions for hundreds of years, and for good reason. These simple yet elegant decorations add a warm and cozy feel to any space and can be used in a variety of ways. Here are just a few ideas for incorporating Scandi stars into your holiday decor:
- Hang stars from your Christmas tree for a simple yet elegant look.
- Display paper star lanterns in your windows to add a touch of Nordic charm to your home.
- Use stars as gift toppers or decorations for your Christmas presents.
- Use star lanterns as lampshades over your existing pendant lights
Paper Starlights are a perfect addition to your Scandi-inspired Christmas decor. They are handmade from eco-friendly paper and have a delicate and elegant look. You can hang them in your windows, on your Christmas tree, or as a centrepiece on your dining table.
Scandi Styled Table Setting
Create a Scandi styled table setting by using natural materials such as wooden placemats, cotton tablecloths, and linen napkins. Use white or neutral plates, and add pops of red and green with Christmas-themed napkin rings and place card holders. Use natural elements such as pine cones and holly berries as centrepieces to create a rustic and inviting atmosphere.
A paper star lantern could be placed on the table as centrepiece. If you're wanting add an extra bit of magic, you could light up the stars with a set of LED battery operated fairy lights.
Scandi Styled Christmas Tree
A Scandi styled Christmas tree is simple and understated, yet still beautiful. Use white or neutral-coloured lights, and decorate your tree with wooden ornaments, natural elements such as pine cones and holly berries, and pops of red and green. Use a neutral-coloured tree skirt to complete the look.
Paper star lanterns also make great Christmas tree toppers. We've got guide on how to use them as tree toppers here
Scandi styling is a simple and minimalist design concept that can help create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home during the festive season. By incorporating natural materials, warm lighting, and a neutral colour scheme, you can transform your home into a winter wonderland. Whether you choose to create a Scandi styled table setting, a Scandi styled Christmas tree, or DIY Scandi styled ornaments, there are endless ways to incorporate Scandi styling into your Christmas décor.
So why not try out Scandi styling for Christmas this year and create a cosy and inviting atmosphere in your home? Browse our Scandi inspired Christmas collection now.