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.
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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!
Thank you so much for stopping by our home tour, Patti. Merry Christmas to you, too!
Scandinavian style is one of my absolute favorite decor styles. The elegance and simplicity is just stunning here. Pinned!!
Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you like the Scadinavian style, too. Merry Christmas to you!
You have the right idea Rita. Keep it simple and enjoy it to the fullest! I’m loving all the little snowflakes around the room and your table runner is just gorgeous. Have a Merry Christmas!
Thank you for stopping by, Michelle. Merry Christmas to you, too!
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.
Yes…I’m loving “simple” these days. It is far less stressful and still festive! Merry Christmas to you, too!
This is such a magical dining room! I love how the lights bounce against all the rich colors. I would love to spend time lingering over a meal here – so very beautiful!
Thank you so much. It’s one of my favorite spots in the house too. Merry Christmas to you!
Your tree is stunning and the dining room is so cozy!
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a Merry Christmas!!
Your dining room has such a cozy romantic feel to it. Thank you for the inspiration!
Lovely Christmas decorations and lovely home.
Have a beautiful holiday,
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.
Rita I love the simplicity of your Scandinavian Christmas style. It’s beautiful and very warm and welcoming. Thanks for inviting me in. Merry Christmas!
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!
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.
I love your tree! I also love your table runner and the woven circles on the wall!
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!
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!
I love the simplicity of your tree and your Christmas decor. It’s so relaxing and soothing, while at the same time beautiful.
Rita Joy, I love the way your simple style is also cozy! Sometimes minimalism comes off cold but you’ve done it just right!
So glad you were able to join this tour!
Thanks for sharing this decoration idea. It will be helpful for me.