Since I decided to decorate my Christmas tree in a Scandinavian (Swedish) style this year, I thought it would be appropriate to wish you all Merry Christmas in Danish. (Hence, my title.) As I've been studying this look, I've learned so much about this style. It's so much fun! Instead of Santa's (like we have here in America), they have Danish Elves.
Aren't they just the cutest?!
Swedish decor is often red and white with a bit of grey mixed in. They use a lot of natural materials from the outdoors and homemade ornaments. Since it is usually very cold and snowy outside, many of their decorations are made from wool, felt or sweater materials. It all gives the feeling of being warm and cozy inside. Images such as snowflakes, animals, and hearts are very popular.
Here are a few images that I found envelop this look.
So..............without further ado............
here is my version of a Swedish Christmas tree.
I added every one's initials on the tree and filled it with animals, snowflakes, mushrooms, ball ornaments and other "outside" themed objects such as hats and ice skates. I found most of these at Target! They were part of their Northern Horizons collection.
This cute little sack came in a package I ordered from Dreamy Whites. It had butcher's twine in it, so I just painted the "25" on it and used it as a decoration.
So, what do you think? Did I capture the "Swedish look"? I live in the south, so technically, I should be decorating with fruits and magnolia leaves. But, I'm just really drawn to this look this year.
I hope I was able to share a little inspiration on this look with you today.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~
Inspiration pics from here.