Thursday, December 15, 2016

This 'n That Thursdays: Scandinavian-Style Christmas Living Room

From Comfy Dwelling

It has been a while since I've done an interior design style board, but the photo above of a Scandinavian-inpired Christmas tree got me thinking about a similar theme for a living room.  I decided to start with the room before adding holiday décor, and then show my holiday selections in a separate board.  Based on the room above, I selected mostly neutral furnishings and accessories in shades of grey, black, and white.  This quiet background means that the red sofa will really stand out (I would also add some accessories in red and possibly one other color, but chose to leave them out for this style board since Christmas accessories are the focus right now).  Here is the living room as it would look year-round:

Clockwise from top left: Wayfair Sarah Sofa in Flagship Red; l'Affiche Moderne 'Skog' by Frida Stenmark; IKEA Hemnes Side Table in Black-Brown; IKEA Poäng Chair with Black-Brown Frame and Robert Glose Off-White Leather Upholstery; IKEA Hemnes TV Unit in Black-Brown; l'Affiche Moderne 'Elementary School in Norvest Copenhagen, Facade Study' by Sundin Elisabet; IKEA Hemnes Coffee Table in Black-Brown; Center: Design Within Reach Nelson Ball Table Lamp; Background bottom: IKEA Kattrup Rug in Flatwoven Handwade Gray.

And here are the items I chose to add a bit of holiday cheer:

Clockwise from top left: Nordic Black and Beige Sweater Print Pillow Cover by InkAndLinenCo; AllModern Bridgetown Throw Pillow by Three Posts in Red; Brylane Home Snowflake Knit Christmas Stocking; SORRENTO Chunky Knitted Sherpa Border Christmas Tree Skirt; Alpine Sleds "Tracker" Sled in Red Finish; Pier 1 Landen Red Metal Large Lantern; Brylane Home Christmas Knit Throw.

I love the idea of filling the tall red lantern with Christmas ornaments as shown in the image below.  Check out IKEA if you are looking for Scandinavian-themed ornaments.

From Minimalisti

The Scandinavian Christmas theme has come back in popularity over the last few years.  I am a little late in joining the trend, but in my defense we have been around for a while and did this same look decades ago.  In fact, I still have a lot of our old Scandinavian Christmas décor, so it may be time to break out the look again!

From Fotolia

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