They say imitation is the most fantastic form of flattery, so why not embrace Scandinavian Christmas bedroom décor to take your Christmas to another level?
It’s a fact that Scandinavians do Christmas better than us Brits. It’s probably something to do with the freezing climate and snowy weather. Scandinavian decor is easily recognisable thanks to it’s cosy, warm, and clean aesthetic that is adored by so many, all over the world.
While the Scandi countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden are trapped in a winter wonderland, like some perfect scene in a snow globe, Britain has grey, miserable weather that is known to trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Thankfully, you can make your bedroom more Christmassy without giving up style with a few Scandinavian décor tricks. Here are our favourite ideas:
1. Pre-lit winter birch twig tree
Our favourite Scandinavian Christmas bedroom décor idea is a pre-lit winter birch twig tree, which is more eco-friendly than a plastic Christmas tree and reusable, unlike a fir that loses its needles and goes brown.
Pictured: Netta 5ft Birch Twig Tree with Lighting, Available from Amazon UK.
Scandinavians love winter birch twig trees because they are simple, elegant and minimalist. You can also get them in various sizes. Go big with a floor-standing tree, or you can get a table tree you can move around quickly.
We love natural birch twig trees, but white birch trees are also popular. If your bed frame has a natural wood finish, go for a natural birch tree to match it. You can also get black birch twig trees, which look great but are a bit offseason.
2. Hessian Burlap décor
Hessian Burlap is a natural fabric made from the skin of the jute plant or sisal fibres. In Scandinavian countries, it’s a popular material for baskets, bags, crafts and décor, so it’s excellent for making your bedroom more Scandinavian this Christmas.
You can pick up Hessian Burlap Christmas decorations online, including bunting and fireplace mantel covers. You can even get stockings and gift bags made from it, making it easy to use around your house.
For your bedroom, buy Hessian Burlap bunting and hang it on your wall or on the front of your door to welcome people into your bedroom.
Pictured: Scandinavian 4FT 6 Double Bed Frame, Available From Bedstar The Online Bed Superstore.
3. Simple wooden Christmas decorations
Scandinavians use natural materials wherever possible, so a great way to make your bedroom more Scandinavian this Christmas is with wooden decorations.
From wood stars and wood slices to wooden Christmas tree baubles, you can pick up plastic-free wooden decorations online easily. Best of all, wooden decorations are recyclable, making this a great way to improve your eco-credentials.
Pictured: Set of 4 Wooden Christmas Decorations from Etsy
For your bedroom, buy wooden hanging stars for your walls and wooden nutcrackers and reindeers for your shelves and tables.
4. Holly, Ivy and other greenery
Christmas isn’t the same without holly, ivy and other greenery like mistletoe. In Scandinavian countries, greenery is an essential part of interior design, helping break up the clean lines of functional furniture to create homeliness.
You can buy fake holly and ivy for your bedroom. Make sure it has berries and other authentic seasonal decorations. Perch a wooden robin on the table near your ivy, or push the robin into the foliage to make a cute natural display.
Holly and ivy wreaths are also excellent options for your door and walls. Tie some ribbons to them to take your Christmas displays to another level.
Pictured: Holly and Ivy Wreath
5. Wall fairy lights
Scandinavians use light in clever ways, with non-direct lighting playing the lead role in creating room ambience. Thankfully, Christmas has the perfect lighting for this – fairy lights – which you can hang from your walls to make a magical Christmas bedroom.
All you need is a pack of fairy lights (2m to 4m in length), some hooks you can screw into your walls, and a power outlet for the plug. Alternatively, you can get battery-powered fairy lights, although these tend to be dimmer.
Pictured: Christmas Bedroom Lighting
The great thing about this Scandinavian décor idea is you can use it all year! Just buy fairy lights with multi-colour LEDs you can cycle through. When Christmas comes around, switch to coloured mode from the white mode you usually use.