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Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour

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

Rustic Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home

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

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas front porch

Front Door

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

Christmas front porch

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.

Rustic Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Dining Room

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.

Christmas dinning room

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.

Christmas dinning room

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

pinecone Christmas decoration

Lots of pretty pinecones this year -including these bleached ones -find the whole tutorial to make your own bleached pinecones here.

Rustic Scandinavian 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 decor

Bar Cart

Our little bar cart is set up for Christmas visitors.

Scandinavian 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.

Christmas bar cart

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


Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour

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

yarn tassels and birch

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

teacup candle advent wreath

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 Christmas decor

Dining Room Table

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.

Rustic Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Home Tour

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Living Room

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 Christmas tree

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Tree

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.

arrow Christmas tree decoration

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

geometric Christmas tree ornament

Christmas Mantel

I love the simple Christmas mantel too.

Scandinavian Christmas mantel

Sometimes simple is best.

Scandinavian 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

Especially with some Christmas cookies and a family board game.

Christmas fireplace

Christmas fireplace

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

Scandinavian inspired Christmas living room

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.

Christmas home tour

Advent Calendar

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

Scandinavian Christmas art work

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

DIY advent calendar

Above the table, a new little project; some simple wooden Christmas art -see the tutorial to make your own here.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas art work

“God Jul” is Merry Christmas is Swedish.


And last but not least, our sunny little kitchen.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas kitchen

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

Christmas chalk board art

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 kitchen

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

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 and full of Scandinavian inspired Christmas decor, life really is a party!

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