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Scandinavian Christmas Home Tour 2016

Scandinavian Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Rustic Scandinavian Christmas decorations with lots of nature and forest inspired decor.

Welcome!  I’m so excited you’re here for my Christmas Home Tour full of Scandinavian Christmas decorations to inspire you.  It’s Day Two of the 2016 Canadian Bloggers Christmas Home Tour hosted by The DIY Mommy, be sure to check out the links at the bottom of this post so you can visit all the other beautiful homes.

neutral front porch Christmas decor

The Front Door

My front door is all dressed up for Christmas.  You can read all about the details of the Front Porch Christmas decor here. 

noel rustic Christmas sign

Now, come on in where it’s warm.

Scandinavian Christmas decorating home tour

The Dining Room

The first room in our house is the dining room.  I’ve just finished re-doing it for the One Room Challenge -you can read all about it here.  It was a big job, but I’m so glad I did.  It was so fun to decorate my new white and bright Scandinavian inspired space for Christmas!

Scandinavian Christmas decorations

Near the front door I have a little console table, and it’s holding my diy mason jar oil lamps.  There’s something about Christmas and lights.

mason jar oil lamps

I’ve stuck with the Scandinavian feel for Christmas. I love the simplicity of Scandinavian design, the clean lines, the simple colours, and all the natural touches.  This has really been the Christmas of bringing the outdoors in.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations dinning room

Indoor Forest

I wanted to create a forest feel in here, so I cut down five little poplar trees and brought them in for the holidays.

rustic nature inspired Christmas decor

I used some cement in some pretty galvanized buckets to hold them.  It’s worked really well.  On top of the cement, I added some faux snow.  It’s like a wintry forest in here, and I love the fairy lights, especially at night.

Scandinavian inspired Christmas decor

Bar Cart

Near the door, our little bar cart is ready for some holiday merry making with pretty vintage glasses.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations

I love the little stir sticks.

Christmas bar cart

My sister gave me this pretty little terrarium for my birthday, and I turned it into a fun snow globe for Christmas.

waterless snow globe Christmas

In the dining room, I  kept things pretty simple.

Scandinavian inspired Christmas decorations

I love using neutrals even for Christmas because it’s so calming and serene.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations

I used these pretty paint dipped candle sticks holders –see how I made them here, just thrift store brass candle stick holders with a little makeover.

Christmas dinning room

At the other end of the room, is the beautiful vintage book deer art -you can see how I made it here.

Christmas dinning room

I upped the merry factor with the addition of five pretty hoop wreaths.  These are so easy to make, just some hoops and fresh greens wired on.  I love the simplicity of them.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations

These wooden trees make it even more Christmas-y.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations

We got so many candy canes at our local Santa Clause Parade this year, so I added a few for a festive touch in this pretty little marble bowl.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations

I’m really in love with this new white, bright space, and I can’t wait to paint the rest of the main floor rooms white.

Christmas dinning room

The dining room leads onto the stairs, and the living room.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations home tour

The Christmas Tree

I like to put the Christmas tree at the bottom of the stairs so we can enjoy it from the living room and dining room.

Scandinavian christmas tree

In keeping with the Scandinavian vibe, I’ve kept it really simple and natural.  I found my little Charlie Brown tree in the woods, and I love how bare it is.  It’s surrounded by a few treasures, and our families Story Book Advent Calendar -you can read more about it here.

Scandinavian Christmas tree

Scandinavian Christmas Decortations in the Living Room

The stairs are also simple and natural, we layered grapevine and pine boughs that I gathered on a walk one day.

Scandinavian Christmas home tour

In front of the stairs is my new chair from Wayfair, and I just love it.  I wanted something that fit the space, and was tufted, and neutral, and this little chair was perfect.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations

The little table is a new addition too, and the perfect place for a cup tea, next to the fire.

neutral Christmas mantel ideas

The Fireplace Mantel

This years mantel is a little different and I just love it.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations

Corner fireplaces can be tricky so I used an old vintage window frame to fill up some space and a pretty branch attached to it.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations

The little house lanterns are holding the sweetest little mushrooms.  It’s very Scandinavian to include mushrooms on your Christmas tree, usually red, and they inspired my mushroom fireplace mantel.

mushroom Christmas ornaments

mushroom Christmas ornaments

I love how they look like snowy little specimens in their glass houses.  They make me wonder if the fairies will visit?

Scandinavian Christmas mantel

On the other side of the room, a cozy chair to curl up in.

Christmas home tour

The side table is just some vintage crates, but works perfectly for a rustic touch.

Christmas home tour

My sweet sister came and rearranged my bookcases for me.

Christmas home tour

Sometimes you just need fresh eyes, and I love what she did.

neutral Christmas book case decor

On the other wall is the couch, and a pass through to the kitchen.

rustic Christmas home tour

On the ottoman, a sweet little tray and some candles.

black and white enamelware

Pass Through

And up on the pass through, a sweet collection of vintage oil cans.

vintage oil can collection

I’ve been collecting them over the last few years, I love the mix of shapes and metals.

antique oil can collection

Above the oil cans, is another branch, holding some pretty Christmas decorations.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations

The Kitchen

And in the kitchen, we’ve been working on a few tiny gingerbread houses.

Christmas kitchen

They look so pretty all decorated in white.

neutral all white gingerbread house

Scandinavian Christmas Decorations in the Dining Area

And then over to the kitchen table, with perhaps my favourite decoration this year.

Christmas kitchen tour

I found this old wooden dough bowl at an antique fair last year, and I love it holding some of my vintage Christmas ornaments.

vintage dough wood bowl with Christmas ornaments

Over the years, I’ve picked them up mostly at second hand stores, and although everything else is neutral this year, I love this pop of vintage colour.

Christmas hot chocolate station

This little cabinet is a new addition this year, and was lots of fun to decorate.  We got the most delightful puppy this summer and I needed some where to store all his bits and bobs.  The cabinet has worked out great.

Christmas hot chocolate bar station

I set up a sweet little hot chocolate stand.

Christmas hot chocolate station

My girls love having all kinds of yummy marshmallows to choose from.

knit Christmas stockings

And last but not least, these pretty knit stockings hung on some birch poles I cut down in the forest.

Thanks so, so much for dropping by to see all my Christmas decorations, lots found on walks in the woods, or old favourites from years past, and a few new treasures thrown in too -the perfect combo.

The house all decorated with Scandinavian Christmas decorations, life really is a party!

More Inspiration

You might also like our Cozy Christmas Bedroom here.

Cozy Christmas Bedroom: Linen and chunky knits, a Christmas tree, candles, and a Christmas gallery wall help create a cozy space for Christmas.

Also check out Green Christmas Decor Home Tour 2019 here.

Christmas Home Tour: Rustic Scandinavian Christmas Home Tour, with bit of modern boho.

You might also enjoy Scandinavian Christmas Home Tour 2018 Part I here.

Christmas Home Tour 2018 -Black and White Scandinavian design with a little boho. Lots of natural elements, cozy texture and Christmas twinkle lights.

Also check out Scandinavian Christmas Home Tour 2018 -Part II here.

Scandinavian Christmas Decor Home Tour 2018 -Part II: Rustic Scandi design, lots of white and natural elements with some vintage Xmas pieces.

Now, there’s lots more to see.  If you missed day one, you can find all the links here, and don’t forget to check back each day this week for links to all the rest of the houses on the 2016 Canadian Bloggers Christmas Home Tour.



northern style exposure
The Learner Observer
The Uncommon Law
Heather In Heels
Clean and Scentsible


Amidst the Chaos
Brooklyn Berry Designs
lemon Thistle
Life is a Party
PMQ for two


Love Create Celebrate
Satori Design for Living
A Pop of Pretty
So Much Better With Age
VinYet ETC
Woman in Real Life


The DIY Mommy
Fresh Crush
Time With Thea
A Pretty Life
Home To Heather
Nalles House


This Little Estate
Craftberry Bush
The Happy Housie
Elliven Studio

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  1. You had me at hello with that bowl if vintage shiny brights! I love everything else though. The little cloches and scenes, those drink stirrers – goodness! It’s a feast for the eyes!

  2. WOW!!! I am obsessed with your style! I love your take on Scandinavian style so much!!! And of course all of the natural elements have me swooning, I may have embarrassingly pinned all of the beautiful photos! Thank you so much for all of the inspiration you continue give me! xo Merry Christmas!

  3. so many absolutely perfect details. I am so in love with the trees in buckets – I am definitely putting that on the must try list – they look so lovely all lit up!

  4. This is SO beautiful!! I’ve never seen a home tour from you before! I love your home and all of the natural wood you used to decorate it. Also obviously LOVE that deer book art! Beautiful! Merry Christmas!!

  5. Thanks Ariel, of course you liked my most colourful decoration, haha, see every once in awhile I use something colourful. 😉 Thanks so much.

  6. Thanks Christine. The bottle brush trees are from Target, a little cross boarder shopping trip. 😉

  7. Thanks so much Laurie, you are truly the sweetest. Pin away my friend. And Merry Christmas to you too.

  8. Danyelle! There are so many things that I love in your space. Those trees!! Gah! I want them! Do you mind terribly if I copy that idea right from you? I can’t believe how gorgeous it all looks! Also, your brass touches are beautiful. Such a wonderful space.

  9. Apparently I need to go to whatever magical forest you’re going to and cut down some trees because your home looks amazing. I’m in love with the trees and branches. All of them!!!

  10. Thanks Tara, copy away my friend. And here’s a little tip -set your cement in a old container that fits into your bucket -like an ice cream container or even a really big ziplock bag. Then your bucket won’t be ruined after you’re done with the trees. Also I let them set over night in the garage, and propped them up using my step ladder until the cement set. Hope these little tips help. 😉

  11. Thalita, there’s probably lots of magical forests around your new house. 😉 Happy exploring with those gorgeous babies.

  12. Wow, I love this Dannyelle! You’ve definitely achieved the perfect, Nordic Christmas look. Love all the white and gold. I love that hot chocolate station, and bringing the trees in was so creative and beautiful!

  13. This was wonderful Dannyelle! Its amazing the transformation in your dining room..love every little diy. I took my balls out of their chamber pot and put them in my wooden bowl too. (Does that sound weird? lol) I should have taken those stockings for myself, they look great on your birch!

  14. OMG, your dining room is so pretty! Love the pared back Scandinavian look! And I’m totally going to copy your idea for hanging the stockings. I was stumped on what to do, but this is brilliant. Happy Holidays!

  15. Oh my goodness!! It is so beautiful-woodland-chic. I am dying over that pixelated deer head on the books?!? How amazing is that. Totally stopped me in my tracks. Fantastic tour -enjoyed every minute!

  16. Oh my goodness! Your home decor is amazing! I love, Love, LOVE all of the delightful touches! There are soooo many! The snowy specimens in their glass houses made me smile and the bowl of vintage ornaments are beautifully showcased on your kitchen table. I adore your minimalistic Christmas tree!

  17. Wow! I totally love all of the natural elements! The lighted trees in your dining room have got to be my favorite though. Your book deer head art is pretty amazing though too. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season! xo

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