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Modern Scandi to Christmas Traditional – Nordic Christmas style has it all!

So lets face it; Christmas is the time when style choices can often become divided. From the Glitzy chintz lovers to the pared back Modern minimalists, we all have our own idea of what constitutes a well-decorated Christmas home when the festive season is upon us. However, one factor is constant in the ever-changing style fads and tinsel clad walls of Christmas decorating, and that is that the Nordic style is very much here to stay.

So what is the Nordic Christmas style?

Characterised by gentle neutral tones, natural materials, clean soft lines, an affinity with nature, and of course red and white! The Nordic style is one that somehow manages to transcend the decades, linking the traditional with the modern in a way that only the Scandinavians know how to do. Never forgetting its roots, yet somehow seeming fresh and fitting to our current times. Investing in Nordic for Christmas is the one style that you can rely on still loving in many years to come.

Take for example The Contemporary Home’s Red and white Scandi knitted cushion that would look just as fitting placed on an old wooden rocking chair by the fire as it would teamed with a collection of natural hessian, fur and soft grey cushions of varying sizes, making a modern snug in a corner of the house for Christmas house guests to lounge on. 

Something as attractive and charming as our Nordic Christmas heart candleholders are a prime example of how the simplicity of Nordic can be so versatile. We like to line a few of these up along a windowsill filled with bouquets of hand picked wild flowers, ferns and berries. Or fill a collection of them with brightly coloured scented candles or mixed metallics to create a modern pop art style festive display along a mantelpiece or down the centre of a Christmas dinner table. Or simply place one next to our 1950’s inspired red an white Merry Christmas standing sign, for a retro inspired touch for a side table.

Felt wall hanging advent calendar 3 tier Christmas cake stand

The Nordic Christmas style in the Kitchen

Soft materials, a typically Nordic colour palette and the Nordic landscape can all be found in the Contemporary felt advent calendar that is one of our hottest additions to this years Nordic Christmas collection. This large hanging advent calendar is a prime example of how effortlessly this style synergises the contemporary with the classic, and would look great set against a bold feature wall of a blocked out colour.

Presenting your Yule tide house guests with a delicious mince pie is a sure fire way to warm their hearts as they shake off the rain or snow from their hair. Christmas ceramics are not only decorative, but also functional, and really show you’re passing Christmas visitors that your home is well and truly in the Christmas spirit. Our Nordic red cake stand has 2 tiers so you can offer mince pies on one and some scrummy Christmas cake from the other. And of course in true Scandi style it’s prettily decorated with a folksy white reindeer and snowflake trim.

Kids love Nordic!

And don’t forget to welcome them in with a festive door wreath as they enter the house. Why not take a long and wide length of hessian fabric and weave it in and out of a wire ring to create a natural scrunched up fabric base to which you can then apply a corsage of wild berries, snow sprayed leaves and pine cones. Haven’t got the time? Don’t worry! Our Red berry and green leaf wreath is so realistic looking that they’ll never even know. And it has the added advantage of being able to be brought out year after year.

Maybe it’s the connectedness to nature with its clean and naive stencils and motifs of reindeers, birds, and alpine trees that draw children to this classic Christmas style. Or maybe it just boils down to the simple fact that it’s the home of Santa and a fun filled land of snowball fights, wooly mittens and sledges. Whatever the reason children seem to go mad for all things Nordic!

Mini felt Santa decoration red wooden advent house

Take for example our adorable Nordic Santa Decoration. Kitted out in a little felt suit, with a fluffy beard and a little wooden nose. Kids instantly fall in love with this soft Santa. Why not create a red and white themed tree with other decorations such as our Nordic red and white bird bauble and combine with natural wooden decorations for a soft and cosy look. Quirky trees are more your thing? Mix it up a bit by contrasting red and white with a third colour such as teal, to create a modern twist to your traditional tree.

And lets not forget how special the ritual of advent can be made by incorporating little gifts, sweet treats and treasure hunt missions into the wooden draws of an advent calendar house. The contemporary home’s Red wooden advent calendar house not only looks great at the base of your fireplace as a piece of Christmas interior decoration, but it will also become a much loved part of your children’s cold December mornings for many years to come.

So whether you’re a fan of modern Scandinavian design or more of a Christmas traditionalist, it’s clear to see that there really is something for everyone in this most versatile and charming of Christmas styles. So here’s hoping that you all have a very happy Christmas and a very Nordic noel! Now who’s up for a snowball fight?