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A kitsch-free Christmas: decoration inspiration from Scandinavia

Christmas decorations don’t always have to be opulent. Traditional red and green tree decorations and heaps of glitter aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, after all. Fans of more subtle, natural ornaments look to the north for inspiration. Scandinavians know exactly how to give things a festive touch with the right amount of understatement.

There are those who love Christmas, and those who don’t. I definitely belong to the festive junkie category. A few strings of fairy lights and some baubles are good for the soul during the depressing winter months. And it doesn’t matter which religion you follow (if any). At home, I don’t really go for traditional Christmas decorations. I find them bulky and kitsch – and they don’t fit my decor. It’s no wonder then that the new festive collections from house doctor, Broste Copenhagen and co. have filled me with such joy: they’re natural and charming, without a hint of kitsch. They’re decorations that you could leave up until February guilt-free. Anyone averse to sensory overload will love this more understated approach.

Decorating: nature-inspired, unusual and harmonious

Needle-free festivities

The great thing about the Nordic look is that it creates a festive atmosphere without the need for an actual Christmas tree. If, like me, you have a small apartment and want to survive the festive period without getting fir needles in your bed, you’ll be steering clear of a real tree. Try hanging baubles and fairy lights on dried branches. Making your own decorations gives them a more personal feel: you could spray figures and pine cones in your chosen colour, hand origami art…get creative!

A needle-free Christmas? It’s possible. Just hang your decorations on a dried branch. Et voila!

  • LED Mesh Balls (200cm)
  • LED Mesh Balls (200cm)
Fascinating Lights LED Mesh Balls (200cm)
Decorate your home with these popular mesh balls and radiate a pre-Christmas festive mood!
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Ammos
CHF 17.10
Broste Copenhagen Ammos
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Tanne
CHF 12.50
Villa Collection Tanne

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Weihnachtskugel
CHF 35.–
Hübsch Weihnachtskugel

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Zapfen
Esultar Zapfen

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  • Deer
  • Deer
CHF 18.70
house doctor Deer

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  • Clara
  • Clara
  • Clara
CHF 26.–
SIRIUS Clara

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Create an ambience with lighting

Candles and Christmas go together like flamingos and Summer 2017. Grouping them together at different heights and thicknesses creates an even more festive effect. If open flames are a bit too risky, try realistic LED candles or fairy lights. Personally, I like the smell of matches too much to switch to battery-operated candles.

Candles look much better when grouped together. Left: candles by Cozy Living, right: candle holders by house doctor.

  • Rustic
  • Rustic
CHF 12.50
Cozy Living Rustic
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Dream Candle (17.50cm)
CHF 44.–
Luminara Dream Candle (17.50cm)
The play of flames and shadows is so convincing that one must have seen it.
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  • The Ring
  • The Ring
house doctor The Ring
Due to the high demand, the delivery time is longer. As an alternative we recommend the black colour variant with the product number 4676343.

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  • luminous star
  • luminous star
  • luminous star
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Energy efficiency
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CHF 39.90
Star Trading luminous star
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  • Circle
  • Circle
  • Circle
CHF 119.–
ferm LIVING Circle

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Use textiles to create a sense of cosiness

Lighting and decor are all well and good, but there’s no cosy atmosphere without fabrics. You can get festive with your cushion covers with a deer print or a touch of fur - the covers are easily changed if needed. It’s especially fun to play with different materials and textures to create different combinations.

Play with different colours and textures of fabrics. You can also store them away or change them quickly and easily if you fancy a change of scenery. Left: cushions by Winter Home, right: tasseled pouf by house doctor.

  • Star Home Schakal - Webpelz (48 x 48 cm)
  • Star Home Schakal - Webpelz (48 x 48 cm)
  • Star Home Schakal - Webpelz (48 x 48 cm)
Flair Star Home Schakal - Webpelz (48 x 48 cm)
Cuddly soft woven fur cushion in jackal look.

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  • Tibetian Sheepskin Plate
  • Tibetian Sheepskin Plate
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Natures collection Tibetian Sheepskin Plate
High-quality Tibetan lambskin in a square shape, can be easily placed on the floor. The colour of the coat is beige.
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  • Bedspread (150 x 220 cm)
  • Bedspread (150 x 220 cm)
  • Bedspread (150 x 220 cm)
Bloomingville Bedspread (150 x 220 cm)

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Velvet Cotton (50 x 50 cm)
CHF 55.50
Cozy Living Velvet Cotton (50 x 50 cm)
This Velvet cushion is very trendy: both the colour Soft Ocean and the surface made of Velvet.

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  • Life
  • Life
  • Life
CHF 222.–
house doctor Life

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Wrap presents like a pro

You can enhance somewhat unimaginative gifts like wine, chocolate and toiletries with personalised wrapping. I always have a roll of kraft paper at home, which can easily be embellished with stamps, stencils or washi tape. Adding Christmas decorations makes it even more effective.

Simple packages can be easily decorated with coloured pencils or festive decorations. It looks great and makes your gift that bit more personal.

Geschenkpapier
CHF 5.80
Braun + Company Geschenkpapier

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Papier-Anhänger mit Kordel
CHF 6.70
Glorex Papier-Anhänger mit Kordel

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Léonie de Montmollin, Zurich

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When I’m not busy putting together home décor themes or planning marketing activities for Galaxus, I enjoy decorating my home with things I love and starting DIY projects I finish all too rarely. The inspiration I get comes from blogs, magazines and travels. My favourite home living styles: Nautical, Scandinavian and Nordic.

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User oliviascha

Wo finde ich diese "Federkugel", welche auf dem Bild "Kitschfreie Weihnachten" ganz links am Ast hängt?

12.11.2017