With Christmas just around the corner, you must be thinking about decorating your home. If you’re as busy as I am, you may need a little help getting into that Christmas decorating mood. Things have been in a constant rush for me these past days that I have not had the chance to get things into gear, but this morning I decided to browse through Christmas decorating ideas to inspire me. Here are my top 5 favorite looks and decor for this season..
1. This living room photographed by Peter Carlson for Hus and Hem.
I love how this room is decorated with rich dark colors but still maintains a light Scandinavian feel. The checkered rug and sofa upholstery is fun, and those colored lights that hang from the top is an awesome accent. Who can resist this cute dog with beady eyes too? He fits perfectly into this picture.
2. An all white living room with pristine holiday touches photographed by Sarah Ellison for Real Living.
There is just something about a white Christmas that makes everything seem so cool and cheerful. I love the alternative Christmas tree used in this photo. Notice the subtle pink decor hanging from the tree? Charming right? Something anyone can easily do.
3. This Scandinavian dining table setup for Real Living magazine.
Who would have guessed that a simple all white composition of geometric hanging paper would spell out a Christmas look? The white tree made of branches compliments the hanging paper composition in a great way.
4. This gorgeous Nordic Christmas cake.
I have never seen Christmas decorated cakes before or perhaps was never aware that these are done. It is so pretty right? I love this idea of decorating dessert for family Christmas lunch.
5. These unique hand made Christmas decor
I stumbled upon these beautiful paper angels by artist Jurianne Matter. The print of the paper she is using is simply to die for, and the details in these angels are beautiful! You can place them on your tree or decorate a console table or shelf with these angels. The Himmeli mobile made of straw is so organic and unique too. Himmeli is a Germanic word that means sky and has been used to describe hanging art like mobiles. I love this one made of straw found in a Finnish blog called Kotipalapeli. There just so many decor you can build with unusual things now a days. You can even make houses from totally unexpected building materials like these. What a great way to make Christmas decor!
Don’t you just love these looks for Christmas? I think they make a perfect alternative to our usual old Christmas trees and decorating traditions. Unfortunately I can’t fully decorate my house this year because this town house we are renting is too small, but once our house is built (should be done by February) I will definitely go all out in decorating for Christmas 2015. There will be a lot of DIY decor, and unique Scandinavian Christmas styling for sure!