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In Scandinavia we love to decorate with lighting, candles and of course Santa always comes to visit! We have put together a list of our top tips for decorating with Scandinavian Christmas decorations to help you create the perfect Scandi feeling this Christmas.
The hanging Christmas star is an enchanting and iconic decoration in Scandinavia during the Christmas period. Hang these charming and traditional Scandi Christmas details in your window or group them together for an eye-catching display that is sure to bring a touch of Scandinavia into your home.
Delicate and atmospheric angel chimes are a quintessential and traditional Scandinavian Christmas decoration. They make the perfect addition to the Christmas table or look lovely placed on a sideboard. When lit, the heat from the candle causes the angels to spin and tinkles the bells on either side of the chime.
One of the most atmospheric traditions here in Scandinavia during the Christmas season is the lighting of advent candles. Traditionally four candles are placed in a wreath and on each Sunday leading up to Christmas an additional candle is lit. Decorate with these traditional Scandinavian Christmas decorations by placing the candle holder in the centre of the dining table during the advent period.
Create a quintessential Christmas scene for your traditional Scandinavian Christmas with the stylish Urbania collection from Kähler. These elegant candle holders allow you to build your own charming community on the sideboard each year. Dim the lights at home and light up your own Christmas town.
Create a gingerbread village on the windowsill with candle holders from Kähler.
In the long, dark Scandinavian winter a cosy light source is a must, so at Christmas time you will see these traditional candle arches gracing the windows of homes all over the land. It is thought that these candle arches were meant to signify the Scandinavians’ longing for daylight during the long winter nights. These elegant wooden versions from Star Trading bring atmosphere and warmth to your living room or place one in your window for the ultimate Scandinavian approach.
Christmas porcelain may not be a uniquely Scandinavian idea but with these traditional Scandinavian brands you cannot go wrong! Bring a little extra Christmas spirit to your breakfasts during the Christmas season with the Swedish Grace Winter collection from Rörstrand or plate up your Christmas dinner in style on the Julemorgen collection from Norwegian brand Wik & Walsøe.
We hope we have inspired you to add an extra Scandinavian touch to your Christmas decorations this year. However you decide to decorate we wish you a very merry Christmas from Nordic Nest!
Photography: Angeliqa Daldorph, Ferm Living, Star Trading, By Lassen