12 ways to be inspired by the scandinavians this christmas

If you want a crisp and less commercialised Christmas style this year be inspired by the Scandinavians. They have mastered the art of festive décor by using hand-made decorations that reflect the style of their homes, their culture and their natural surroundings.

The style is rustic, but it's not staid and boring, nor does it look shoddy; it's a culmination of using natural materials with a down to earth modern chicness. They quite literally have the season sewn up with a host of beautiful and unpretentious decorating ideas that have simplistic charm. Wooden clothes pegs and red ribbons create a festive decoration

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Hang your cards from humble wooden clothes pegs that simply spell out your season's greetings, strung from red cord style ribbon. A white tree branch with string and coloured pompoms hangings off it


A silver birch branch is displayed in a window with little pompoms hanging from it – this is so chic it can be made to reflect your colour scheme. Old cabinet door with glass removed, decorated with branch, tree ornaments and candle holder


A wooden frame decorated with a small branch, fresh greenery, just a couple of silver baubles, add a decorated jam jar with a tea light for the perfect end result.

Red snowflake patterns on a light blue garage doorAndrew Batey And Sons

Carry the theme into your garden using red and white Christmas stockings and large red stars on your shed or garage door. Felt love hearts in red and white

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The Scandinavians are renowned for their hand-crafted decorations – these little red and white embroidered felt hearts epitomise their skills. Wooden tree decorations with a festive tree scene

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These gorgeous wood-burnt hanging decorations have a distinctive Scandinavian look. Wreathes hung from red ribbon in a white window frame


These little greenery wreaths look stunning hung from bright red ribbon – a fabulous way to brighten up a window. A wooden pigeon hole unit with Christmas decorations in each slot, and fairy lights around the outside

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A wooden display box is a great way to add individuality to your festive décor. Red and white woollen round Christmas decorations

Sandstrom Style

These little knitted baubles are so much better than glitzy commercial ones. All white bedroom with stocking hung at the foot of the bed and decorative frosted branches on the bed frame

Digs Digs

Bring Christmas into your bed rooms by adding frosted greenery and a row of stockings hanging from the foot-board. Lovely breakfast table with rustic wooden table and chairs, covered in red and white table cloth and cranberry wreath suspended above the table

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Red, white and green colour combinations are essential if you're going to get the Scandinavian look right. White living room with white sofa and three large logs used as coffee tables

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Crisp, clean lines are important in all Scandinavian festive decorations.

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