Dreaming of a white Christmas? Bring the simple Scandinavian style you love to light this season with a Nordic-inspired holiday look. Discover looks from Sunset’s 2018 Holiday Idea House as well as some other favorite rooms and ways to incorporate Scandinavian minimalism and monochromatic palettes into your spaces.
Even if you don’t have an entryway (or it’s very small), it’s so easy to add a small table or skinny console table with some garland hanging. A simple addition of metallic baskets, white vases, and a leaning wreath is achievable with any size and style of entryway.
Feast your eyes on a monochromatic Scandinavian dining space that works as an amazing blank space for holiday decor. Because Scandinavian is all about neutral shades (especially lots of white), it’s so easy to incorporate holiday greenery, dashes of gold, and flocked decor with your Scandinavian style dining room table. Add a handmade element with burlap stockings, twig wreaths, and ceramic decor.
A statement-making tree in an otherwise-minimalist living room is an excellent holiday addition. Try a monochromatic white tree or black to contrast with your space. Keep the rest of the holiday decor to a minimum — all you need is a perfect piece or two to complete the look. We love rustic-inspired, winter woodland decor such as wreaths, ornaments, and wall decor.
There are few things as soothing as a neutral bedroom scene. You don’t have to do any major changes or switch-ups to make it holiday. In fact, the Scandinavian-inspired pillows you love as ideal for Christmas decor, especially ones with lots of texture, knit materials, faux fur, and in soft shades. Pair with icy gray and silver pieces and heavy knits for plenty of warmth.
Extend the holiday decorations to your porch, patio, balcony, or whatever you have by adding a simple wreath and some festive lanterns. Nordic-influenced wood decor is reminiscent of winter and works beyond the holidays, as well.
To pull off a Scandinavian Christmas look, remember to incorporate a very neutral color palette (with lots of white), rustic-inspired accents (a twig branch wreath and tree with few ornaments and lights), geometric designs, and warm textures (faux fur and knits).