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Hello December!

If you are after a more simplistic Christmas look this year, get inspired by the minimal Scandinavian style. As I am in the process of moving and therefore do not have a home to decorate myself this year, I am currently swooning over these simple yet festive homes below:

nordic home christmas minimal decor livingroom

1 // The perfect mix between modern and traditional in this cozy home by Jonas Bjerre Poulsen from Norm Architects. Here the decor becomes a natural part of the space in a subtle way. See more on Bo Bedre.

nordic home christmas minimal decor nature

2 // Bring nature inside in creative ways like this. Take a full tour of this gorgeous and bright Scandinavian-inspired apartment in a vintage Vienna building on the Apartment Therapy blog and be prepared to fall in love.

nordic home christmas simple wreath

3 // I love the idea of a simple wreath hung on a shelf like this one spotted on Caroline Birgitte‘s Instagram. In my mind, there is no need to go over the top with colours and glitter. It is all in those subtle, little details.

nordic home christmas minimal door

4 // And while we talk about wreath’s, they are ofcourse also a great way to decorate your front door. This scene with the snow gives such a cozy vibe. If you want to see the inside of this Danish home, head to Boligmagasinet.

nordic home christmas minimal norwegian

5 // I recommend heading over to see the latest post by Elisabeth Heier where she styled and photographed this stunning Norwegian home for Houz Oslo in a festive vibe. Another great example of Nordic minimalism during Christmas time.

nordic home christmas minimal fermliving

6 // Christmas stockings are a crucial part of many families’ traditions, including mine. These gorgeous ones by Danish brand ferm LIVING are made of velvet and come in several modern colours. A lovely way to decorate your home through the holidays.

nordic home christmas minimal decor quirky

7 // Quirky and fun decor as seen on Bo Bedre. If you are after similar trees I have seen some cute ones from Søstrene Grene, but I am sure they can be found many other places too.

nordic home christmas minimal decor window

8 // A Christmas star hanging in a large window is so pretty, and a great way to add some magic to your home during the festive season. Have a look at this beautiful Swedish home seen on My Scandinavian Home.

nordic home christmas minimal decor tree

9 // Browse Carla Sofie‘s Instagram account to get inspired by her lovely decorated Christmas home. Isn’t her tree simply beautiful?

nordic home christmas minimal decor simple

10 // Beautiful and minimal Christmas decor from Bo Concept by Hege in France. A bit of greenery and a few decorations sure goes a long way.

nordic home christmas minimal decor

11 // A little tree in a pot is a great option because once Christmas is over you can just plant it out in your garden or keep it on your terrace. Keep is super simple without any decorations on it like here seen on Femina for a Nordic feeling.

nordic home christmas minimal thesefourwalls

12 // Now I know that Abi’s home is technically not Scandinavian, but her style is heavily influenced by it and I could not resist including this creative Christmas tree she recently posted. Head over to These Four Walls to get inspired by her British home with simple, Scandinavian inspired Christmas decorations.

When do you start decorating your home for the holiday? I think it is nice to get started on the planning bit early even though the traditional times to start decorating in the Nordic countries is mid-December or even later. But I guess it is very individual, so I am curious to hear your tradition.

Ingrid Opstad

That Scandinavian feeling is a blog by Ingrid Opstad, a Norwegian journalist living in Italy. Ingrid wants her blog to represent the feeling of coziness and calm with a Nordic simplistic, minimalistic style. The blog is intended to share her knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle, travel to hygge. A place where you can get inspired to find that Scandinavian feeling yourself, no matter where in the world you are.

December 4, 2018


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    April 14, 2019

    Ahh.. that cleanliness. Everything is so light and good looking! Amazing interior.