Almost the end of November. A month until Christmas. Who’s got the decorations out yet? Now here’s a thought. We can either find our toddlers shattering the pretty sparkly baubles on the floor, the dog eating the tinsel and discover those pesky fairy lights all still tangled up in a bag from last year – and there’s always at least five lights not working – or we leave the box up in the attic and keep it simple. Just a nice tree, a couple of branches, a wreath maybe. More eco friendly too, especially if you were secretly considering getting a plastic tree this year (you weren’t, were you?). Boring you say? Well, let me show you a few ideas on how to go Scandi minimalist this year. You may like them.
Keep things white (and green)
Leave the gold and red baubles up in the attic this year, and go monochrome. Whites, natural wood and wicker, greenery, simple fairy lights. Group some lanterns together on a table, at the fire place or in the window. Use white or grey sheepskins as throws and rugs for texture and warmth.
Who knew it looks so pretty to drown a little branch in a bottle of water? Gather empty clear bottles in various sizes and use them around the house as decoration. Also nice on your Christmas dinner table with candles.
Don’t forget the gift wrap in your minimalist Scandi Christmas adventures! Cheap rolls of brown paper, string, simple tags and some leaves will make very beautiful, stylish parcels you’ll sure impress the guests with.
Eucalyptus makes for great decorative branches at any time of year, so Christmas is no exception.
Twigs and branches
It’s all about keeping things simple. Find a large big vase or bottle and fill it with a few nice branches of a pine tree or something with red berries on it.
The green wreath
A nice green wreath on the door or indoors is always a winner. Make one yourself or buy one ready made. Remember, less is more.
A naked tree
What, a tree but no baubles? Yup. And a good looking tree doesn’t need any really, or very few. Just a nice big pot or basket and maybe some fairy lights.