Nordic Christmas Style

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Today I’m teaming up with a group of my favorite bloggers to share our Christmas Home Tour blog hop hosted by Tana from Your Marketing BFF. If you are looking for Christmas inspiration, you’ve come to the right place!  These ladies are incredibly creative and I always look forward to seeing how they decorate during the holidays.  At the end of my blog post I will post each bloggers link so you can visit their gorgeous homes.

Christmas Home Tour: Nordic Style

This year we found the perfect  11 foot Noble fir at our local tree farm and then had it flocked.  The process of flocking helps to preserve the tree, a bonus for us as our tree goes up Thanksgiving weekend and we want it to last straight through the month of December.

Our theme this year is Nordic, focusing on minimal, simple decor with natural elements and lots of layers. This style is fitting here in the Pacific Northwest as our days our short at this time of year and the temperature gets below freezing.

Great Room

Our tree is layered with white lights, candles, mercury bulbs, and neutral ornaments that work with my theme.

Gift wrapping is simple.  I used craft paper and added red and white twine.  To fill in the space I added poinsettia wrapped in burlap and then I added  two Tomte Gnomes,  mythological creatures from Scandinavian folklore today typically associated with the winter solstice and season of Christmas.

Our train is a tradition and despite its intrusiveness our family and friends look forward to seeing it every year. On those lazy holiday mornings the train goes on, whistling away, and soon everyone is downstairs for breakfast.

The great room mantle is layered with fresh mixed garland, candles, a framed picture, and mirror.  Staying with the warm, cozy theme I pulled out these chunky knit stockings from years past and hung them with snowflake stocking holders.

Kitchen

The kitchen is usually the first place I decorate. I added a eucalyptus wreath to my range hood and created cozy corners in my kitchen using bottle brush trees, holly, pine, and a gingerbread house. The copper pot is always on stove this time of year.  We enjoy simmering stove top potpourri on the weekends (see the video here).  Months ago I purchased an olive tree and surprisingly it’s thriving.  When I was moving everything around for the holidays I set it on the counter and decided it would look fun with a few ornaments for the holidays.  You can read the full blog post here.

Over the sink I added a few fresh greens and pomander balls, a Scandinavian, Nordic tradition.  I remember making pomander balls as a child and have continued making them every Christmas.

Bedroom

Our bedroom is small so I added just a few Christmas touches.  The pom pom garland is from last year and I added this Baby it’s Cold Outside scroll for fun.  I use a combination of soy wax and LED candles in every room.

Simple, natural elements are always my preference.  This little tree reminds me of a Charlie Brown style tree.

One of our favorite holiday movies is Polar Express.  I found vintage cow bells and put  them on wreaths and in unexpected places.  You can see more details of our bedroom here. Oh .. quick question.  Do you still hear the bell?

Family Room

This area is part of our family room area .. an unfinished room.  My husband completed the ship lap and shelving just two weeks ago.  I’m still working on tweaking the shelves but I thought I’d share a few holiday touches I recently added.

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Banister

For our banister I added fresh garland, a satin bow, and candles.  The candles get used everywhere in the wintertime and are a good investment. There is a timer feature that comes in handy.  I like that I don’t need to worry about turning them off at the end of the evening.

Front Porch

Our front porch!  I planted cyclamen in my urns, added red poinsettia, and fresh garland.  The wreaths are faux and I added a white satin bows.  I looked at faux poinsettia and decided to go with fresh knowing full well that I’d have to bring them in at night.  We always host several dinner parties over the holidays and I enjoy having the entrance to our home look really festive for our guests.  More details on the porch can be found here.

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            And be sure to check out all the other Christmas Home Tours below!

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27 Comments

  1. Oh my! There’s so many things that I love, but I especially love how you do things each year that bring back such fond memories like the pomander balls. You beautifully executed the Scandinavian, Nordic vibe throughout. So pretty!

  2. Leslie, you did a fantastic job of decorating…just beautiful! I like the idea of the poinsettias around the tree. I find these days I use more gold and silver and neutral decor/wrapping and less red. How did you affix the wreath to your hood? Command hooks?
    Thanks for sharing your home tour. :)
    Linda

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