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70 Amazing Nordic-inspired Christmas decor ideas

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If you’re thinking of decorating your home in a Nordic Christmas theme this year, we have numerous ideas you can use to help create a fun and festive scheme. The Nordic theme has elements which are taken straight from nature such as stags, and a color palette or white, cream, pale blue, green and reds is are common hues in Nordic Christmas decor. You will find that some of the most decorative ideas can be crafted from items that you already own around your home. Thinking outside the box is as much Scandi tradition as white washed walls, and with Christmas being a very expensive time of the year, it puts the focus firmly back to experience and atmosphere making the holiday season so bright. Have a look in your cupboards for inspiration, such as small glasses for tealight holders. Then find a beautiful tray to display them, the light will create magical shadows, putting you in the Christmas spirit.

White walls can serve as a stunning backdrop for red ribbons and green wreaths, with a complete transformation taking place by bringing in some nature from outdoors. Traditional fairisle print in red and white will bring in plenty of Christmas spirit, and the exquisite simplicity of candlelight is an artform our Nordic neighbors have mastered. Nordic decorations make the most beautiful impact through their quiet, sophisticated simplicity. While candlelight flickers in your  home and catches the colors of the season, from red berries and green garlands to rustic wooden decorations, it’s not hard to understand the popularity of a Nordic Christmas scheme. So this year, why not look to your garden, parks and green spaces for inspiration, perhaps taking a few cuttings to add some festive Nordic delight to your home.

For further inspiration or for more decorative Scandi ideas, have a look at one of our past articles on 73 Brilliant Scandinavian Christmas decorating ideas and an Old farmhouse with Nordic Christmas spirit in France! We would love to see your Nordic-inspired decorations, so please share links in the comments below!

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If you don’t have a fireplace at home, there are plenty of alternatives to hanging your traditional wreaths and stockings. They look just as good on the wall as they do above a fireplace, you can even add your own little touches with pretty accessories such as wooden hearts and ribbons, as the image demonstrates above. Feeling creative? Try making your own wooden shapes, such as hearts and stars, which can also make fabulous holiday gift tags. If you don’t want to care for real plants or trees, try fake one, which are lower maintenance and can be brought out yearly.

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Set the scene with colorful and crisp trimmings — from store-bought straw stars to mock “cross-stitched” ornaments (get the how-tos). Completing the look: a tree skirt of sheepskin and gifts in solid-hued paper.

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No Nordic home would be complete at Christmas without an Advent calendar to count down the days to Christmas Eve.

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Try hanging your decorations from a large twig or branch by attaching it to the wall with a couple of hooks (such as 3M hooks). Hook your ornaments onto the branches and hang above the fireplace mantle, over a dining table or even above a doorway.

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Create this playful reindeer project with a couple of corrugated cardboard boxes and a handy template from here, with instructions from here.

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