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Christmas is a celebration that has strong ties to Scandinavian and Nordic Culture , the beginning of winter was celebrated properly in Nordic cultures since the dark ages. The Yuletide is once again upon us and given its long traditions and its strong roots in North-European culture its only normal that you consider a Nordic approach to how you can decorate your home for Christmas. As Scandinavian implies , decorations will refer to elements of Nordic culture. Since winter dominates life in the deep north of Scandinavia it is also a general theme throughout its culture and traditions , since ancient times the Nordic peoples paying homage to this important element that dictated every aspect of their lives.
As one would think , general representations of winter will be present in any decorative scheme like the predominant colors of white red and gray , or plants specific to the winter landscape like pine-tree branches or mistletoe . You can also use some motifs of arctic animals like the reindeer or you can use some elements of Nordic fantasy like dwarf and elves . No mater how you decorate , it is important to remember that a Nordic theme in decorations requires also and austere approach . Decorations are not abundant and overflowing as this is not your traditional 1890’s nostalgia Xmas nor does it cater to the way Winter Holidays are perceived inside a City or large urban area. This is due to the fact that these decorations allude more to the rough precarious conditions of Scandinavia which determine that all things must have a judicious nature , contrasting the luxury and comfort of a residence in an dense urban area . This does not mean that you cant use many decorations , but rather that they must complement each other and create a unified theme , simplicity in the design of each individual decoration is also desired . So keep simple and smart with these Scandinavian Christmas Decorating Ideas!