Style So Simple’s Guide To Creating A Very Merry Hygge Christmas

Updated: Jul 16, 2018

For most people, decorating for Christmas is about more and more. You want your home to look like a Christmas explosion! But for other’s a low key and simple display is your jam. In other words, a simple Scandinavian vibe. Christmas is the best time of year to start tapping into a Scandinavian style home. I love it when I walk into someone’s home and all the décor just fits and could nearly stay in the interior after Christmas.

So to follow on from the Style So Simple Must Try Christmas Decorating Ideas. I am going to share with you my favourite Christmas decorating ideas that are a bit more low key but still cosy with a simple vibe… Basically a guide to creating a very merry hygge Christmas interior...

Who doesn’t love a hygge Christmas? :) Everyone loves Hygge! Unless they do not know what hygge is . All you need to know is hygge is a Scandinavian style that has gotten extremely popular in the past few years and it means cosiness… ahhh a Scandinavian, cosy Christmas heaven…. It is just a little bit perfect! From more is more to less is ahhh cosy, stylish and just enough! Here’s how to take a page from the cosiness masters in Scandinavia this Christmas. If you would like to know a little bit more about Hygge click here.    

The Christmas Tree:

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Okay, so when it comes to designing like a pro-Scandi, you gotta go real on everything. Well except fur… Lets never do real fur… But when it comes to everything else especially the Christmas tree you gotta go real. For décor try to keep it minimal, just add white fairy lights and a few dainty décor items and voila!  

A Little DIY:

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Rikke the brains behind that nordic feeling shows us how to create simple Scandinavian Christmas decorations with elements of nature.. So perfectly Hygge.. Click here to see how to create this little gem.

Layers, Texture and more Layers…

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I feel like I am always talking about layering items and adding texture but this is prevalent when designing in a Hygge style. As we are not looking at too much colour we need to get our depth from somewhere else also Hygge is all about being extra cosy… Nothing makes a room feel cosier then adding more soft cushions and throws… Bundle all these elements with your everyday furniture to create the ultimate space for some cosy downtime.

Hygge Dining:

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Your style is in the detail, work up your Christmas day dining with simple plates, textured napkins and leather straps. This combo of materials and texture is the perfect mix of Hygge style. Designer Tip: If you do not have leather strap try using some rope, this would look sooo cute too!  


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It is always fun to get new cushions and throws for Christmas and it is by far one of the easiest ways to transform a room. But instead of going for the typical red cushion go for a more neutral palette mixed with patterns and texture. This will create that perfect calm hygge ambience.