Christmas Home Tour 2015

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Merry Christmas!  I’m so excited to invite you in to have a peek at our Christmas Home Tour for 2015.  Grab a cup of tea and come in, you are most welcome.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Outside we’ve gone with a rustic natural look, in keeping with our theme this year. Find out how to make the Little House Wreath here.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

It’s been so fun to put this years Christmas decorations together.  I’ve been inspired this year by all things Scandinavian, and tried to bring that airy, white, rustic, kind of minimalist feel into our home for Christmas.  It’s so relaxing and easy to live with.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

The hardest part about trying to do a Scandi influenced look this year was knowing when to stop -but the simplicity is certainly part of it’s charm.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

We’ve incorporated lots of white, sheep skin, antlers and candles, candles and more candles.  We’re celebrating the light in these dark and short days.  And we’ve tried to bring the outdoors in, with lots of greenery, pinecones, and birch.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Our little console table has a pretty black metal tree, with a few simple ornaments on it.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Lots of pretty pinecones this year -including these bleached ones, tutorial coming soon.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

And, lots of fresh pine, gathered on afternoon walks in the woods behind our house -lots of fun exploring for me.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Our little bar cart is set up for Christmas visitors.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

I had fun incorporating some tissue balls this year…and a few disco balls.  Love the contrast of the rustic and simple with the sparkle of the mirrored balls.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

And I’ve also had fun incorporating some pretty geometrics -to keep things up to date.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

The wall hanging is a simple birch branch and wire lights.  I made a few wool tassels for it.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

I made a simple little Advent candle wreath, with more fresh pine.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

My wooden dough bowl -a fun find at a fall antique show, is dressed up for it’s first Christmas with us, and has definitely become a new favourite.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

The dining room table has a pretty rustic 100 year old plank as it’s centrepiece.  You can see it all set for Christmas dinner here, I removed the cloth and dishes and left the runner for a casual everyday look over the holidays.

 

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

The dining room leads into the living room.  I’ve dressed the stairs with a simple fresh pine garland.  And this year, for the first time since I was a kid, we have a real tree.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

I think I’d forgot how perfectly imperfect a real tree is.

Going for that Scandi feel, I’ve tried hard not to over do it on the tree.  No garland this year, in a simple galvanized pail, and surrounded by some sheep skins.

The decorations are white glass balls, pretty pinecones, some woodsy mushrooms, and rustic wooden balls.  On the top, a simple geometric star, I made out of some straws, wire, and gold paint.

I also picked up these pretty gold arrows, in the scrapbook embellishment section of the craft store and turned them into Christmas decorations.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

My favourite on the tree are these pretty metal geometric ornaments -a garland from Target that I took apart and used as individual ornaments.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

I love the simple Christmas mantel too.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Sometimes simple is best.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

What could be nicer than curling up by the fire on a cold winter’s night, under the glow of the Christmas tree?  Nothing.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Especially with some Christmas cookies and a family board game.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Over on the couch, a collection of pillows and a good book await.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

This pretty tray has become a bit of a favourite too.  I love lighting the candles in the evening.  I picked up the candles as a little birthday gift to myself last month, and I’m loving them.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Across the room is the pretty little paper village Advent calendar I made for my girls.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

They are enjoying finding a little joke and Christmas riddle each day.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Above the table, a new little project; some simple wooden Christmas art -tutorial coming soon.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

“God Jul” is Merry Christmas is Swedish.

And last but not least, our sunny little kitchen.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

A simple reminder on the chalk board to “Have yourself a Merry little Christmas” -written by my youngest daughter.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

And on the table, a collection of some pretty plants -because it’s so nice to have something green and living this time of year, and the paper whites smell so pretty when I come down in the morning.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

The view out the kitchen widow is to the forest behind our house, and the birch trees that look so beautiful this time of year.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour 2015: Simple, rustic, white, and Scandi inspired Christmas decor.

Thanks so much for coming by, and having a peek at my Scandi inspired simple Christmas tour.

I truly hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas, celebrating the light that’s come into our darkness.

With the house all ready to receive our friends and family over the holidays, life really is a party!

I’m linking up to Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk 2015 Link Party.

 

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Comments

  1. oh i just love this! love the dining room- the branch, tassels, and himmeli look are all awesome together !

  2. Thanks Cassie, sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised at how good simple can be. Merry Christmas.
    Dannyelle

  3. DROOLING!!!!!! Love it all!!! Pinning away!!! God Jul

  4. Thanks Christine, and thanks for pinning too. 😉
    Dannyelle

  5. Hi Danyelle! Lovely job on your Christmas house! Love the kitchen. Yay-y paperwhites!

  6. Thanks Sylvia!
    Merry Christmas,
    Dannyelle

  7. So beautiful and simple, love your design sense!………Patty

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