my scandinavian home: A cosy Swedish cottage ready for Christmas

A cosy Swedish cottage ready for Christmas

Monday, 15 December 2014

Hello! I hope you had a fabulous weekend?! Anyone in need of a cosy winter retreat?! If so, I have just the place! This lovely Swedish cottage in the snow is owned by Katarina Drevenlid, her two cats and pet dog. It's been decorated for Christmas using simple creative ideas which draw on the surrounding nature. Look closely and you'll see a star made of moss, pinecones in jars or strung together to create a pretty festive garland, sprigs of pine in a glass vase and a mini Christmas tree emerging from a demijohn. In Sweden it's also common to use fir tree branches as a makeshift doormat to wipe away excess snow from winter boots. Add a roaring fire, and a modern Christmas tree made from washi-tape or string and you're all set to go!










Hus o Hem. Photography: Karin Foberg (with kind permission). 

I could spend my Christmas holidays here, how about you?!

I actually thought the black and white rug in the hall was made from mosaic tiles at first glance. You can achieve a similar look with this monochrome rug or a Dhurrie.

Etsy is a great source for Demijohns.

If you're up for more Christmas inspiration today why not pour yourself a coffee and scroll through my Scandinavian Christmas archive (this home will come up first so simply move down the page to find all the others!). Or perhaps you have some links of your own to share in the comment section below?

Have a lovely day! 


15 comments:

  1. Even the pets match, its perfect! Happy christmas, always enjoy your home inspirations on a daily basis! xx

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    1. Hahaha! yes, they do - so cute! Happy Christmas to you and your lovely family Tracey. We hope you'll be making a return trip to Sweden at some point?! x

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  2. It looks so small and different from the outside. It's a pity, there aren't any photographs with those large windows from the inside. I hoped to find more photos under last picture, in the links, but they don't work,do they?

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    1. Hello, thank you so much for letting me know the links didn't work - I have now updated them so you can click through and see a few more pics of this lovely home.

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  3. What a beautiful home. It feels so warm and cozy, and the pets are gorgeous. I love the mosaic effect rug - just lovely. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

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    1. It really is, isn't it? Thank you Lise, same to you!

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  4. So full of lovely things! I love the fireplace and yes I thought the rug was mosaic tiles at first too!
    Love
    Alison
    x

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  5. So full of lovely things! I love the fireplace and yes I thought the rug was mosaic tiles at first too!
    Love
    Alison
    x

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  6. I know I will say it again, but it is so warm and cozy, beautiful and peaceful home full of love <3
    Michael
    www.ontheleaf.net

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  7. The pine cone garland is such a great idea!

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  8. Every time I see photos of this lovely cute home, "wow" is all I can say ;) It is sooooooo christmassy :)

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  9. Aaaw gorgeous, but not sure if I could do it so minimalist in real life but it's nice to dream!
    www.liquidgrain.co.uk

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  10. love dreaming about a white christmas, since I live in Australia and we usually sweat our way through the holiday season!! leanne xx

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  11. The Townsend Design Co.16 December 2014 at 16:17

    I love the idea of using fir branches as an outdoor mat! I live in Canada and never want to pay for an entry mat that's just going to get eaten up by the snow and wet after one year. Plus it's so festive! I'm off to the woods to scavenge for branches!!!

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    1. You must! It's so practical too. Lucky you to have snow, there isn't any in southern Sweden yet, only rain!

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