owl christmas stocking  woodland natural christmas tree decorations  alpine houses LED wooden garland

Snuggle up with Winter woodland in your Christmas home


The Danish concept of Hygge: pronounced “heurgha”, which pays homage to the little things in life and encourages you to create cosy, warm and simplistic interior spaces, is definitely the inspiration for winter style at the moment. And here at The Contemporary home we believe that Hygge can even extend to Christmas decoration, more specifically through the use of natural materials, the use of warming candlelight and a welcoming in of nature that so defines the Scandinavian way of life.


Step forward the Woodland style, whereby natural light woods, bristle, bark and alpine inspired animals and evergreens take centre stage!


Snuggle down for some family time

log LED battery operated candle  wooden star LED light ornament


Christmas is a time when we get to snuggle down as a family next to a roaring fire and spend some relaxing quality moments together. Help the family to nestle in this Yuletide with the addition of soft woolen throws and faux fur cushions scattered around your living spaces. Then fill your rooms with as many soft ambient lighting options as possible, keeping it natural and inviting throughout.  We think that these log battery candles with star design are a clever alternative to real candle light if you have young children in the house. And this light up star ornament with LED’s would light up any dark corner of the house on these cold winter night.


An affinity with nature

bristle mouse Christmas decoration  woodland animal bristle decorations  woodland animal bristle decorations

With their cute little features and adorable postures, these woodland animals from the Natural bristle glitter animal tree decoration range are sure fire heart stealers. Kids will melt at their sweet little eyes looking up at them, and most adults will find it hard not to feel a tug on the heartstrings with these charming decorations. With a rabbit, reindeer, bear or mouse to choose from, you can invite the whole of the magic of the mountain into your Christmas home.

 white ceramic owl tea light holders

Another option for ambient lighting can be found in these two ceramic owl tea light holders. In soft toned stoneware fitting perfectly with the natural tones of the Woodland look, these winter birds are perfect for owl collectors and lovers, or simply a quirky way to introduce a bit of the natural world into your home.

 large wall mounted reindeer stag head

If the idea of snuggling up in a country lodge appeals to your sense of wellbeing then maybe the addition of this fun Large wall hanging stag head could be just the thing to finish your room off with. This realistic looking stag head looks great on a feature wall such as a fire breast and also works perfectly in the hallway.


More trees please!

Nothing says Winter woodland more than evergreen trees, and in our opinion you can never have too many of them around your home at Christmas. Ok so we recognise that kiting your house out with a forest of natural Christmas trees could get a little pricey (and crowded!), so as an affordable and more space conscious alternative we have selected these Snowy trees on a log. Adorn bathroom shelves with these snow scattered mini Christmas trees, or place on a tabletop with the addition of some mini baubles for a naturalistic table centrepiece. Or for a real Woodland effect, arrange a selection of these reusable Christmas trees at different heights on pieces of log collected from your local woods and scatter natural pine cones all around them.

mini christmas tree table top decoration  gold glisten table top christmas tree decoration

So get the fire roaring, light your candles, pour yourself a glass of your favourite wine and get out a board game to play with the kids. Surrounded by the heartwarming and comforting characters and materials of the Winter woodland and the charming simplicity of a night spent in together playing games. Never has hibernating seemed so appealing!