Lets start with my Scandinavian Christmas porch:
- fresh evergreen clippings
- white, white and lots of white
- nature inspired elements
- simple wall decor with hanging oranments (bells, copper, metallic, etc)
I used a few of these elements in my porch decor this year. I have fallen in love with the fresh cedar garland you can get at The Home Depot and draped it over my front door and also added a bit to my stair railing, just to frame in the space and add some interest without going too crazy.
The hardest thing about decorating in the Scandinavian style is learning to edit. Place each piece with purpose. Make sure you love it and that it can speak all by itself.
This garland…my gosh its gorgeous. I added some other evergreen clippings including olive branches and Eucalyptus to give more texture.
Keeping my stairs simple was important to me, I added only a few logs of firewood, and a simple lantern. I tell you, this was a difficult thing to do. To stop when it was balanced and dressed up just enough. But, man I am loving this Scandinavian Christmas decor.
My baby Christmas tree is the only obvious Christmas decor I needed. I paired it with a ceramic crock, and left it as is.
Now lets talk about the logs, antlers and wall hanging. We have a wood burning fireplace so we are constantly stacking and storing wood and this has become a convenient little place to put some, and it looks so perfect for Christmas! A few deer antlers atop it act like icing on the cake.
Now, how about that simple Scandinavian inspired wall hanging? You will not believe how easy it was to make. A single limb from our Christmas tree, some twine and a few metal jingle bells. I think this is my favorite part of my porch. How can something so inexpensive and easy to make be so perfect? I have found that this year my goal is to spend no money on my Christmas decor, and apart from some cedar garland I have accomplished this! This is especially hard when you want to reinvent your decor every year(blogger problems).
I just feel that I want my Christmas decor to work for me, and not the other way around.
This porch certainly works for me! I am obsessed. Every time I go outside I sit and look at everything with excitement. But let me tell you, it was hard to just stop. Just stop decorating when it was just right.
Now lets go in and check out my Scandinavian Christmas entryway….
I started with some handmade live garland. I actually made some of this last year and have a post on how I took cheap Walmart garland and upgraded it into fancy expensive garland.
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Have a great day!!