Simply Cozy Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Decorate your tree with these simple no-fuss Christmas tree decorating ideas inspired by Scandinavian decor.


A Simple Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Tree

Scandinavian Style Decor is Simple & clutter free.

This cozy Christmas decorating theme was inspired by the simplicity of Scandinavian hygge decor. I was drawn by the thoughtful touches that were cozy, relaxed, and clutter free.

A few years ago, my husband and I moved from a relatively large historic farmhouse by the sea to a (dramatically) downsized townhouse. It took quite a bit of purging and lots of decisions, but we have no regrets in the housing department. We love our cozy little house – and the idea of “clutter free” is becoming more and more appealing to me! Our little tree is perched in the corner of our dining room – which is open to the living room as well.

A Simple Scandinavian Style Tree

Rather than stuffing it full of ribbon and a plethora of Christmas balls, this year I chose to decorate the tree simply. Studying Scandinavian style gave me courage to go much more simple. However, our tree is much fuller compared to the sparsely decorated trees often found in Nordic style.

I chose handcrafted ornaments of crocheted snowflakes (a memory from my Mother-in-law) & made some fabric scrap Christmas trees with stamped sentiments. Wood slice ornaments provide a nice natural texture, and a few neutral Christmas balls fill in some of the holes.

I fell in love with some simple “Joy” ornaments and white reindeer that our local Walmart had in store. (Sorry, I can’t find them online.)  They are nice and flat so they won’t take up much storage  space!

The antique buffet is my favorite furniture piece in the house. It has special meaning since it sat in the farmhouse in Montana that I grew up in. A few years ago, we built simple DIY farmhouse shelves to go above it. They are so fun to decorate for the seasons!

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If you’d like to see more simple Christmas projects (and free printables) I’ve been working on this year, check out this 12 Days of Christmas Ideas post. You’ll find a whole bunch of inspiration – including how to make hot chocolate bombs! If you’d like to see how our little townhouse was decorated for Christmas previously, you can take the (Townhouse) Farmhouse Christmas Tour here.

Thank you for stopping at my Christmas tree tour today.

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This post is part of  the Celebrate Christmas blog tour. Many thanks to Leen from Sand Dollar Lane for hosting it.

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Have fun touring the rest of the Celebrating Christmas Team today!

And now, it’s time for you to go check out the next person in this awesome list – Kippi from Kippi at Home. You are just going to love Kippi. She always has the best ideas, and you’ll leave feeling so inspired. Christmas blessings to you today.

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  1. Rita, your tree is so beautiful. I love the Scandinavian theme. It’s clean and simple and I think that’s perfect right now especially with so many of us spending all of our time at home. Merry Christmas!

  2. Rita,
    I am also embracing the scandi paired down this holiday season and your tree is a lovely example of how simple can also be beautiful.

    Happy Holidays!

  3. I didn’t know that you grew up in Montana. I’m hoping to travel there this summer. I’ve always wanted to go there but after watching Yellowstone, I especially want to go. I digress! I love your Christmas tree and it looks beautiful in your dining room.

  4. Rita, I love how you’ve embraced and nailed different decorating styles…farmhouse, boho and now Scandanavian! Although I’ll never be a minimalist (I’m a bit of a hoarder lol!) I can appreciate the Scandinavian esthetic. Your dining room looks so stylish without a lot of extra stuff. I love how you’ve styled your shelves with the rattan placemats. And I love the simplicity of the deer and wood slice ornaments on the tree. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  5. Rita I just love your simple Scandinavian style Christmas tree and the decor you have in the surrounding space. The pops of read are perfect. It has been fun being on the hop with you. Happy Holidays.

  6. Such a lovely tree and it looks amazing in your dining room! This year I moved my tree closer to the kitchen and I’m so happy with it because I can now see it when I’m cooking and baking. Merry Christmas!

  7. I am so glad to visit your holiday home! Your tree is simply beautiful. I love the ornaments…especially the crocheted snowflakes. I hope you and your family enjoy a very Merry Christmas!

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