How to decorate your Christmas tree with Scandinavian Spirit

Decorate your Christmas tree

Twinkling shine meets woodsey wonder in this instant Christmas tree charmer brimming with natural details.

Scandinavian design is all about cozy, simple interiors inspired by nature and their Christmas trees are no different. Known for its sweet simplicity, when it comes to Scandi-inspired Christmas decor – less is always more. This minimalist style of decorating can be attributed to a neutral colour palette of simple decorations and a twinkle of warm lighting with natural elements scattered in as highlights. If you enjoy modern design and minimalism, you’ll love the simple palette and sleek silhouettes. Add Scandinavian spirit to your home this Christmas with our handy step-by-step guide to decorating your Christmas tree and styling your living room this festive season. 

Colour Palette

A typical Scandinavian Christmas colour palette starts with a white base, woven with a touch of sparkle and a bold pop of gold, but don’t be afraid to get creative and allow room for your own personality to shine through. These colours will serve as your canvas to allow the nature-inspired elements and decorations you choose to really pop. In true Scandi-style, opt for warm white lights instead of coloured bulbs to let your ornaments shine. Top tip: Carry your Scandi-inspired colour palette throughout your home this Christmas by including festive decor like evergreen wreaths, ornamental candlesticks and table decorations. 


The centrepiece of any Scandinavian Christmas design is the tree. To replicate a traditional Nordic Christmas tree, trim your branches with ribbons to create charming bows and add rustic charm with hand-made wooden ornaments. Christmas baubles, hearts, stars, and angels are among the most popular motifs that inspire Scandinavian spirit. 


There’s a warmth and brightness to a Scandinavian Christmas that transcends typical modern interiors through the use of rustic elements, natural foliage, and cozy fur detail. A Nordic Christmas look should feel like a breath of crisp winter air, adding greenery to your mix of festive decor to capture this nature-inspired feeling. Opt for a scattering of delicate Baby’s Breath displayed among your decorations to perfect this Scandi-style Christmas tree.  To complete the Scandinavian-inspired Christmas look, style the entrance to your home and living room with gold ornaments, light wood decor and evergreens, coupled with soft light weight throws. 

Christmas Spirt

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