Scandinavian Christmas

I’ve got to admit I’m not one for tinsel and lots of colourful lights at Christmas time. Instead, I love the subtlety of Scandinavian homes at Christmas: hints of red, lots of green foliage and white candles. Not only is it stylish but so simple to add to your own home to give it that Scandi festive feel. Take some inspiration and ideas from these beautiful homes…

These images are on a wedding blog, which I wasn’t expecting; I thought they were from a Christmas shoot. What a glorious wedding table! Pop over to 100 Layer Cake to see more images of the wedding by Anne Marie Photography, Loft Photographie and Fit To Be Tied Events:

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A Swedish Christmas wedding table – how amazing are those furs?

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Love the idea of stuffing dresser drawers with goodies when all the family come over (would obviously need to clear out all my drawers first though – not so easy!).

This next home belongs to creative couple Mille and Christian Gyldenfeldt who both work in fashion and design. They live in a country house in Rågeleje, Copenhagen. Images by photographer Frederikke Heiberg for the Swedish magazine, Lantliv:

Scandinavian interiors at Christmas www.apartmentapothecary.com

This is a front door I want to step through. I adore the light that flows through a lot of Scandinavian homes and bounces off the white walls and floors.

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The tree and Christmas foliage look so beautiful against the white backdrop: simple and inviting.

I love the Scandi styling of these shoots by the talented Swedish duo Sanna and Sania. Drop by their blog for more inspiration:

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A stylish, festive child’s bedroom.

Scandinavian dining

What about a Scandi table cloth for your Christmas table and lots of white candles are a must.

Adding subtle touches of red, white and green will give your home a festive feel without it being over the top. These images of this Swedish country house are by stylist and photographer Marie Delice Karlsson, which I spotted over on one of my favourite blogs My Scandinavian Home:

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This pared down tree in this minimal hallway looks perfect.

Scandinavian home at Christmas time www.apartmentapothecary.com

Adding just a red and white linen tea towel adds a Christmas feel to this kitchen.

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If you have guests staying why not add beautiful red and white linen pillowcases? Such an easy thing to do to dress up a guest room ready for Christmas.

Scandinavian bathroom at Christmas www.apartmentapothecary.com

I love the addition of the Christmas candlestick to this bathroom – this is a detail that makes a difference to how festive your home will feel.

What do you think of Scandinavian style and which is your favourite room?

I know lots of people prefer dark colours and lots of cosy textiles at Christmas time but I just adore the freshness and light of these homes and would love to cosy in on Christmas night with heaps of candles burning. Just lovely.

Katy x

 

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6 Comments

  1. Aileen@AtHomeinLove 12th December 2013 / 5:48 pm

    Beautiful, all of these images! Perfect simple touches to bring some Christmas cheer without being over the top.

    • katy 12th December 2013 / 8:41 pm

      I totally agree, Aileen. Currently desperately searching for some vinatge red and white linen pillowcases for our guest room 🙂 x

  2. becky 12th December 2013 / 10:18 pm

    So simple – love it!! The furs on the seats are lovely. I must say though I do like my bushy christmas tree full of decorations that are full of memories!!!

    ps. check out this website (you’ll love it) for your cushion covers – i use her quite a bit for work xx

    http://www.beyondfrance.co.uk/acatalog/Upholstery_Linen-1.html

  3. katy 13th December 2013 / 5:51 am

    Ooooh, thanks Becky! Perfect! X

  4. em 19th December 2013 / 2:00 pm

    I’ve tried to go a little scandi this year too. Lots of white, some red and a bit of gold because it was left over from previous years and I can’t afford to replace everything.

    I love the white and wood Scandinavian look. I worry about our new house and whether I might go a little overboard with it 😉

    • katy 19th December 2013 / 2:50 pm

      I wish I had a big white house that I could add
      my own touch to; so simple, bright and fresh, I just love it 🙂

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