All the decorations are in place, this year we have Scandinavian style decor for Christmas. This style is clean and simple with just enough glitter for a cozy feeling!
Our Minimalist Christmas Decor
This holiday season I am inspired by the Scandinavian charm of our small rural town. There are many immigrants living here that have Scandanavian European heritage, I love how diverse we are! The city is full of unique decor and I am in love with it’s simplicity. For our Christmas decor this year I am inspired to create a warm, holiday Scandinavian look with little bits of color and lots of neutral colors. The great thing is that this will last all winter long after the holidays are over.
My Great Grandfather was a preacher, and his portrait always looks so grand with the tiny ceramic Christmas village that I painted gold. The stockings are machine made needle point, this year they are decked out with wooden beads, jingle bells, white lights and beige ribbons.
A few red berries and faux poinsettias give the village some zippy color.
My favorite reading corner has a homemade Advent calendar and a comfy reading chair. The clock was hand made by my Grandfather many years ago, its ticking is so soothing to listen to. The seasonal linen pillow cover is a bargain from Amazon.
Our living room is super small, and so is our live Christmas tree. This year it’s covered with wooden beads and ornaments, white doves, and a few metallic colored ornament balls to decorate. I was in favor of not having any lights on the tree this year, but my family rebelled and I lost the battle.
Our only white tree lights were broken, and the only other strand we have is colored lights. So, we are living with the colored lights this year. Sometimes you just have to give in, you know? The wooden ornaments came from an impulse buy at the Cracker Barrel Country Store while waiting for lunch. I love that place! They have the best decor items!
The wooden reindeer are my favorite ornaments!
My old Singer sewing machine was an early Christmas gift from Santa, I couldn’t resist decorating it with lights, ornaments and ribbons for the holiday.
Our Dining Room
The dining room is also decked out in Scandinavian decor, and lots of plaid. A little color goes a long way in this room. You can read more details about the table setting in this post.
The plates came from Pier 1 Imports last season. I love the floral and plaid combo. Those are Grandma’s lace doilies and silverware too. Place mats and napkins are old and I reuse them every year. I am not one for buying loads of new stuff every year. I prefer to reuse the old over and over. Traditions are important in our house!
The enclosed porch has white wicker and red plaid pillows. There are a few snowflakes here and there for atmosphere. The snowflake pillow was made with my Cricut Maker. Sometimes I come outside with my coffee in the morning and sit here for a while to breath in the fresh air.
The only decor in my kitchen this year, is this hand embroidered Scandinavian Christmas stocking. The stocking and snowflake pillow were recent DIY projects on my other blog, you can read the entire tutorial here.
I made the little clothes out of fabric scraps as part of my holiday decorating last year. The black sewing machine is made of cast iron. I am not sure exactly what it is since it has no working parts, but I think it may be an old book end or a child’s toy. Either way, I love it and it fits right in with my laundry room decor.
That’s it! Thanks for taking the home tour with me, don’t forget to stop by these other great blogs and see what they have been working on! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
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