When I think of what a Nordic Christmas means to me, I think of all the white that surrounds me during the holidays. The sun hitting the surface of the snow, projecting glimmers of silver specks. The air is clean and crisp, making it easy to want to find something soft and furry to snuggle inside the warm house. And really, when I think of how these attributes define the outdoors, it’s so easy to bring that feeling inside too! Our homes can translate on a design level, what we experience in nature.
To really capture a nordic Christmas, this year I’ve gravitated to silvers and grays! I’m using a lot of white and a bit of black for accents. The overall tone of the space should feel monochromatic, because if you live somewhere that gets hit by a lot of snow during the holidays (like Canada), you know that everything seems to settle into one specific color and hue!!
I teamed up with Minted to bring simple and minimal elements to help decorate my space this Christmas. I brought in some winter greens for a touch of nature indoors and hung these beautiful Nordic Noel, Wintry Mix, and Silver Dipped paper ornaments on the branches. Because they are paper, they are lightweight and I won’t risk damaging any of my branches – they are perfect!
What kind of Christmas would it be without mountains somewhere displayed in the home?! I love how majestic the Rocky Mountains are here in Alberta, you can see them from where we live and when the snow falls they are even more alluring. These lovely Silver-Foiled Dipped 3D Paper Tree Centerpieces are a great alternative if you don’t have any mountains nearby and they add great height to your mantle or buffet.
Finally, to really give this space a nordic vibe, I brought in a couple prints to help celebrate the little things that make winter so pretty! This Tranquil Snow print feels so classic to me. It just makes the room feel quiet and calm – don’t you think? I also chose this Tone and Texture print because it reminds me of crackling fires during all the many cold winter nights. The house smells a bit like a log cabin and the glow of the fire reflects off of all the shiny surfaces in the room. Much like the sun does on the snow.
I’m so impressed with how just a few items can transform a space so successfully. This time of year is my favorite, so I tend to decorate my home with a lot more emotion. I don’t ever want to lose the magic of Christmas! How about you?!