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Christmas Decor 2013

The traditional red colour of the Christmas season has begun to fade in our homes here in the Nordic countries. Taking over is a Winter trend with black and white and fur – I like it… however it’s even better with some gold details mixed in. My Christmas decor here at home will be classy and luxurious a la Hollywood… all the way :)

Christmas Decor 2013


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Here is the new Christmas: Lots of fur with modern black and white decor, with warming candles in every corner. Hot or not? It’s a matter of taste and personal needs.

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Use lots of spruce and pine twigs in your Christmas decor. So simple yet so very naturally beautiful :)


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Modern designer furniture becomes Christmas-ified with a stylish woolly sheepskin.

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We’ll leave Santa to figure out what the dog of the house thinks of this new, clean Christmas decor :)


Things did not look like this when I was a child growing up in the country. We had a classic Swedish Christmas with traditional Swedish Christmas decor.

Of course it was a cozy and rustic Christmas but I knew that I would have slightly more stripped down and minimalistic Christmas decor when I grew up. However, I was not allowed to express my thoughts about the Christmas decor in the country when I was younger as my mother defended the evil-looking little Christmas gnomes with her rolling pin at the ready.

Christmas decor from nature

Nothing is really right or wrong regarding Christmas decorations. You should simply follow your heart. However, please don’t succumb to cheap knick-knacks and plastic junk from “Made in X-Country.”

The thing is that I think hand-picked pine branches are true to Christmas in all its simplicity. Spread just a few small green pine branches around white pillar candles, or hanging some by the fireplace. Sometimes the easiest and most natural decorations are the most beautiful. Whatever Christmas decor you decide on, I hope that it will be warm and cozy :)

Which Christmas decor do you like the best: classic Christmas red or modern black and white?



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  1. Growing up I don’t celebrate Christmas besides visiting hotels or malls to see the Christmas decoration. So Christmas to me has always been ornaments and beautiful set-ups. Till many years later when I really know the meaning of Christmas and I now truly celebrate it only for 1 reason. Though, I wish my home can have such a magnificent view outside the window =D

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  2. Ciao Maria, lovely blog and these pictures are fantastic

    kisses from Italy,

  3. Hi Maria! Oh you made my day!:) Love modern decor, even for Xmas decoration! The images are very inspiring, the last one with the puppy is so sweet!:) I like both modern and traditional though, in my place I usually put red green white and all the typical holiday colors. Kisses and hugs my dear! xo

  4. I am getting so many great ideas for my own Christmas decorations from this. Thank you!

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Maria Ljungström is the founder and writer at Inredningsvis.se. She is an expert in interior design and has worked as a home stylist with a solid background in interior decorating. Maria likes to offer tips on how to make your home beautiful and luxurious affordably. With Inredningsvis, she has participated in several well-known media outlets such as Expressen, DN, and has written for GP Bostad.

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