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.  

The Relaxed Home

Hang your cards from humble wooden clothes pegs that simply spell out your season's greetings, strung from red cord style ribbon.  


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.  


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.  

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

Juxta Post

The Scandinavians are renowned for their hand-crafted decorations – these little red and white embroidered felt hearts epitomise their skills.  

Juxta Post

These gorgeous wood-burnt hanging decorations have a distinctive Scandinavian look.  


These little greenery wreaths look stunning hung from bright red ribbon – a fabulous way to brighten up a window.  

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A wooden display box is a great way to add individuality to your festive décor.  

Sandstrom Style

These little knitted baubles are so much better than glitzy commercial ones.  

Digs Digs

Bring Christmas into your bed rooms by adding frosted greenery and a row of stockings hanging from the foot-board.  

Trunkfull Of Treasure

Red, white and green colour combinations are essential if you're going to get the Scandinavian look right.  

The Modern Home

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