Look We Love: Scandinavian Holiday Decor

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It’s here! It’s officially time to celebrate (and decorate for) the holidays and we couldn’t be more excited about that fact. As you know, at Scout Modern, we’re all about curating and decorating your home to be a dream space, and so of course, when it comes to Christmas, we’re all about the decor.

This year, we’re crushing hard on the Nordic tree (and holiday decor in general) trend. And no, we don’t mean trees imported from that area, but the traditional style found and used there - which is a bit different than the typical American tree. And while we know that every Christmas tree is a good one, we wanted to share a look we love!

We don’t know about you, but there is something beautiful and nostalgic about a sparse Christmas tree. It reminds us of what Christmas is all about; cozy moments at home, spending time with people we love and really being present in each moment. A great way to describe this picturesque, cozy moment that we’re describing is, Hygge. If you haven’t heard this term before, it’s a Danish word (pronounced like HUE-gah or HOO-gah) meaning “to give courage, comfort, joy”. Another way we’ve read it described before, and what we’ve most identified with, is “the art of creating intimacy” with friends, family or in your home. We’re actually writing another post on this out next week, so stay tuned to learn more about our favorite “winter word”.

Isn’t there just something “black-and-white-Christmas-feel-good-film”-esque about it? (There is.) Just imagining all of the cozy moments with family and friends, surrounded by a glowing tree, some thoughtful gifts, a warm beverage. It’s perfect!

The other thing about this imagery that strikes us, is the lack of presents. Not that we don’t love a good gift (trust me, we do!). But isn’t it true that the most memorable, and meaningful gifts are often unrelated to quantity, or (and maybe even especially) the price tag? We always say the best gifts come from the heart, and decorating for the holidays can often be a gift to yourself, and to your loved ones, by creating a cozy space to make some new memories in, while being all together.

Aside from that more sentimental aspect of these trees and back to decor, these Scandinavian trees offer a unique opportunity to showcase your ornaments! With more space in between the branches you really can see the unique pieces - and more dramatic and graphic style ornaments do really well with this look. Are you loving this look as much as we are?

Don’t you worry - we’ve got a gift guide down below to get you on your way!

Nordic Christmas Tree/Sparse Tree - Scout Modern
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