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5 beautifully, Minimalist Christmas Trees

It's that time of year.... yaaay! In Scandinavia people source their trees in all kinds of ways - if they live rural they might chop one down from their own backyard / forest, others visit sustainable tree farms and of course, there's always vendors selling them on street corners for the urban folk among us! Either way, when it comes to decorating the tree Nordic style, in my experience, it's about keeping it fairly minimalist and allowing the beauty of the branches to shine through (update: thank you so much to Rita for pointing out that there are also Scandinavians who love to go all out too!). Here's our round-up of beautiful Scandi-style Christmas trees - for homes big and small!

Photo - Niki Brantmark / my scandinavian home, styling- Sarah Brooks-Wilson
The man and I were so happy with our new bedroom (see pics of the make-over here and here) that we decided to go all out and treat ourselves to a Christmas tree in the bedroom this year!! I decorated it with simple black candles (beware if you also decide to go for real candles (also seen on my tree last year) never ever leave them unattended!!) I absolutely love waking up to the smell of fresh pine!

Pella Hedeby
Ma Maison Blanche
House Doctor
Daniella Witte

So many pretty ideas to steal here! We hope you've found our tree round-up inspiring too! We'd love to see yours - please do tag us on instagram with #Myscandinavianhometree!

It's my last day in New York today - booooo! It's been wonderful (what a FUN city!!!), and such a magical place to be in the run-up to Christmas. I'm not looking forward to my overnight flight to Copenhagen later I must say, but it'll be nice to get back - as the Swedish saying goes 'borta bra men hemma bäst' (very loosely translated as - 'it's great to be a way, but there's no place like home!'). 

Have a lovely day!



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  1. I think I like the 3rd one the most. It is minimalist, but festive at the same time. Beautiful!

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  2. I love the display of trees in the window sill. So beautiful!

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  3. I am so not minimalist when it comes to Christmas trees. A big part of the appeal of the tree is all the ornaments that we've collected over the years. While I might appreciate some of these, they are not my idea of Christmas.

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    1. I love a tree with lots of ornaments too. My parents one is beautiful and has items collected all through the years. It always makes me feel really nostalgic.

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  4. I spent 4 days in Copenhagen last week end, and being a Christmas lover, I appreciated very much all the trees everywhere! In almost every shop or café, even small, there was a tree, decorated or not, usually with lights at least. Branches all over the shop windows were lovely. In December, I try to go for a week end somewhere festive and nice. After London 2 years ago, Copenhagen this year, I have to think where next ;) I went to Stockholm last spring so maybe Malmö would be a good option! or somewhere more to the East, with different Christmas traditions.

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    1. HI Lise, you really must come and see us in Malmö! It's lovely at this time of the year.

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  5. I like your Christmas tree in your bedroom best. It stands out beautifully against your dusty pinkish wall and although, it's styled in a very minimal way it looks more festive than the others.

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  6. First: I like your blog, and find it fun to see your view and take on Scandinavian lifestyle. I feel your view on Scandinavian Christmas is a bit scewed... Earlier on you wrote that we start decorating early, like first Sunday of advent, or thereabouts. Yes, some do (getting more common each year), and most bloggers do, but the rest of us "normal" folks wait until December 23rd, when it is tradition to decorate both the house and the three.. As for decorating our Christmas trees: most of them are not minimalist in the least. Homemade decorations, lots of color, and no more plan or system than just putting on all the same decoratios each year. Most of them are crowded and cluttered, but still so lovely. At least, this is still the case in most homes in Norway. But not the ones you will see on social media, though. We can only wish we were all that stylish... (Hey, some of us don't even decorate.. Like me. But then I am very unusual in that sense...)

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    1. Hi Rita, I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a long and engaging comment. You could be absolutely right - I am basing my 'Scandinavia' on my experience on the homes of those who live around me here in Southern Sweden and Danish friends in Copenhagen which is not a fair representation so it's really interesting to hear more about how and when the Norwegians decorate their homes. I've noticed that around the first of advent / beginning of December people here start to put 'ljusstake' or paper star lanterns in the windows and fairylights up outside their homes (not necessarily the Christmas trees themselves at that stage) - but perhaps that's very much a regional thing. Thank you again for taking the time to comment - I'll think about this moving forwards (and perhaps one day I'll experience Christmas in Norway - that would be so wonderful!). Niki

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    2. A little note to also say I love a more crowded tree too - anything that brings in a festive touch to the home is lovely - there are no rules in my mind and I can appreciated everything! x

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    3. Yes, the star in the window, lysestake and fairy lights on trees (not the Christmas tree, but a regular tree in the garden) is common here too. But basing your ideas on Danish friends in Copenhagen, is not representative. They are so much more stylish than the rest of us!
      A normal Norwegian Christmas tree will be decorated with decorations the kids have made - like baskets made out of glossy paper, decorations made of the inner part of a toilet paper roll - a very typical Toiletpaper Santa, (just google dorullnisse and you will see what I mean), and other ornaments. Christmas is for most of us still more about kids, family and tradition, than the über-styled Christmases you can se on most blogs. As lovely as that looks.

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  7. love this, they all look so beautiful! My christmas tree is actually very ugly... :)

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  8. Your home looks positively beautiful! After moving to Denmark, I became obsessed with the minimalist Scandinavian style. You nailed it with your Christmas decor - simple yet festive! xx

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful 5 Minimalist Christmas tree, love the idea to bring home a small Christmas tree and keep it simple.

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