We’re really getting in the festive mood here in London! Lights are up all around town, the chilly weather has set in and we want nothing more than to get back to our cosy homes when the evenings draw in. It’s at this point that the excitement about Christmas decoration sets in, and best efforts are made to make homes abundant with festive cheer. We’re here to give you the guide to a Scandinavian Christmas in red and green!
As we all know, white plays a huge role in many Scandinavian homes. This is to get as much light in as possible in the darker winter days. It forms a perfect base for decorations. Red, green and white create a harmonious palette, and there’s no better way to create a festive Scandi look than with lots of traditional styling and beautiful home accessories!
Bringing the outside in is a big part of Scandinavian design and Christmas is no different. Along with a tree, wreaths are placed on front doors. Christmas trees are kept simple colour-wise; red and white are a favourite among hanging decorations! Wreaths always look lovely with berries, and if you have time, making your own is so much fun! Check out this tutorial from RunawayKiwi to make a Scandinavian Christmas wreath. It is always handy to remember that Scandi Christmas decoration is kept simple, letting the spaces breathe and individual objects really stand out. Pinecones and branches make for effortless decoration when paired with festive berries and candles.
To add a traditional twist to your Scandi Christmas décor, Dalahorses and Swedish Tomte’s (Santas) are perfect, and adding knitted throws and stockings near a roaring fire isn’t such a bad idea either! Speaking of fire – a Scandi home at Christmas is never without plenty of candles, which bathe the rooms in a cosy flickering glow. Again, less is more – so we may have to curb our love for candles a little bit…
Check out our Pinterest board for loads more inspiration for a green and red Scandi Christmas!
Skandihome Red and Green shopping list:
1: Red berry Christmas wreath – £29
2: Small red Christmas star flower – £8
3: Small silver effect planter – £8
4: Hanging red wooden dalahorse – £6.50
5: Small red wooden heart – £7.50
6: Knitted red and beige stockings – £19