I’ve noticed that people are decorating early this year and I’m no exception! As soon as November 1st hit, I started craving Christmas cheer. This year, I kept my holiday décor simple with ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Here are my tips for creating a cozy Christmas.
One of the best childhood memories I have is growing up with a Christmas tree in every room. For our main tree, I needed a slim profile as I don’t have much floor space to give up. It was also important for me to have a tree that looks natural. On the tree, you can see that I used shiny metallic ornaments and contrasted them with natural textiles such as burlap and wood accents, which fits perfectly with my Scandinavian theme. I finished the look off with magnolia leaves.
I’ve noticed that people are decorating early this year and I’m no exception! As soon as November 1st hit, I started craving Christmas cheer.
This year, I kept my holiday décor simple with ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Here are my tips for creating a cozy Christmas.
The holidays are iconic for having some of the most beautiful greeneries of the year. Cue the fresh scent of pine and luscious magnolia. This holiday I incorporated lots of greenery – displaying it on our table scape, along our banister, and throughout the different vignettes.
These beautiful window wreaths were designed with metallic ornaments, live greens, and natural textures. I also used trimmings of garland to decorate my candle holders and vases for added holiday flare.
On the dining table I used peel and stick wallpaper as a playful take on a table runner. By adding texture through natural elements such as pinecones and wood, it really feels like I’ve brought the outdoors inside. I love a stunning holiday table and how it makes eating together a more joyful and memorable experience. Why not make every meal special this year!
Fun and Games
Since we’ll all be cozied up at home this holiday season, I wanted to create “fun zones”. Why not consider bringing back a good old-fashioned game night with the family? It’s a great way to connect and be present with those you love. Another fun idea is hosting a movie night! I set up a popcorn maker, cute hockey-themed glasses, and all the fixings – making another night at home feel more exciting. It’s all about the special moments these days, and I can’t wait for each and every one of them this holiday season!
With over 15 years experiences as a celebrity interior and home product designer, expert instructor, corporate ambassador, and TV personality, Jo had created a fabulous fan following. To add to credentials, she is a style editor & writer for multiple publications and blogs, a public speaker, and a avid animal environmental advocate.