Swedish Christmas Decor Inspiration & Gud Jul Citrus Garlands

Swedish Christmas Decor Inspiration & Gud Jul Citrus Garlands is so close to my heart. It reflects the sort of Swedish Christmas feels I grew up with since my parents always made our holiday home feel like a Scandinavian wonderland. Dala horses, oranges studded with cloves, straw ornaments, and stacks of Swedish pancakes along with traditional Swedish Christmas elements.

Dried orange garland on a Christmas tree. Floral designer Michael Putnam reimagined holiday décor with fresh blooms and artful twists on traditional topiaries, garlands, and wreaths within this 18th-century New York farmhouse - Veranda. #christmasdecor #christmastrees #scandinavian
Floral Design: Michael Putnam – Photo: Sang An – Veranda – Swedish Christmas Decor Inspiration as well as Citrus Garlands for a God Jul!

Swedish Christmas Decor Inspiration & Citrus Garlands for a God Jul

The fragrance of orange is perhaps the scent of pure love to me because at Christmastime, there were always oranges as part of the decor, and I still love the scent in combination with cloves.

Scandinavian Christmas decor with all white, evergreens, and simple Nordic French charm - My Petite Maison. #christmasdecor #scandinavian #whitechristmas
My Petite Maison – Swedish Christmas Decor Inspiration as well as Citrus Garlands for a God Jul!
Funny quote with humor: If your mom doesn't have an old gift bag filled with other old gift bags, is she even a mom? #funnyquote #holidays #humor #momhumor #quotes

Have you ever dried orange slices to make a garland?

Perhaps you’ll be inspired after seeing the citrus glory ahead!

Dried orange garland on Christmas tree is nostalgic, simple, and classic - Twelve on Main. #christmastrees #christmasdecor #garland
Twelve on Main – Swedish Christmas Decor Inspiration as well as Citrus Garlands for a God Jul!

White Nordic Christmas Spare Simplicity

Great Pyrenees gazing out window of beautiful vintage white Nordic French cottage by My Petite Maison.
My Petite Maison…hello serene indeed.
Dried oranges on a Christmas tree in a lovely room with rustic stone wall - Country Living. #christmastree #driedcitrus #garlands #countrychristmas
Photo: Virginia McDonald – Country Living – Swedish Christmas Decor Inspiration as well as Citrus Garlands for a God Jul!
Funny Christmas quote from Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell). #holidays #christmas #quote #humor #funnyquote

Swedish Goat With Vintage Ribbon on My Porch

Swedish straw goat and holiday decor at my front door - Hello Lovely Studio.

Citrus Peel Appealing Messages

Clementine Christmas Garland - A Daily Something. #garlands #christmasdecor #citrus
A Daily Something – Scandi Holiday Decorating Ideas as well as Shopping Resources for Lovely Nordic Finds!

This area could use a citrus peel garland!

My Christmas kitchen with Scandinavian style and a fresh wreath over farm sink - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – Scandi Holiday Decorating Ideas as well as Shopping Resources for Lovely Nordic Finds!

Citrus + Magnolia + Greenery

Dried oranges in a Christmas swag on door with greenery and pinecones - Country Living. #christmasdecor #handmadedecor #greenery #driedoranges
Photo: Brian Woodcock – Country Living – Scandi Holiday Decorating Ideas as well as Shopping Resources for Lovely Nordic Finds!
Citrus garland on a fireplace for a rustic farmhouse Christmas look from House of Jade Interiors. #citrusgarland #christmasdecor #swedishchristmas #handmadechristmas
House of Jade Interiors…hello lovely Christmas indeed.

Should you need a bell garland of your own, check out THESE LOVELIES.

My Childhood Christmas in a Bowl!

Oranges studded with cloves - Christmas pomander inspiration from Trendenser Sweden. #scandinavianchristmas #homemadechristmas #christmasdecor #oranges
Photo: Frida Ramstedt – Trendenser – Scandi Holiday Decorating Ideas as well as Shopping Resources for Lovely Nordic Finds!

Dried Citrus Garland

Here’s my favorite tutorial for making a beautiful dried citrus garland:

Dried citrus garland from HonestlyWTF. #holidaydecor #christmasdecor #DIY #christmascraft #crafts
Honestly WTF – Scandi Holiday Decorating Ideas as well as Shopping Resources for Lovely Nordic Finds!
Holiday inspirational quote for Christmas time on Hello Lovely Studio. #holidayquote #christmasquote #quotes

Cinnamon and Valencia Orange

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Fireside Cinnamon Scented Pillar Candle
Fireside Pillar Candle…certainly lovely indeed.

Skip the DIY and Happily Buy

Holiday Magnolia Wreath
Holiday Magnolia Wreath – Beautiful Nordic Holiday and French Nordic Christmas Ideas in case you Love Simple and Natural Inspiration.
Gold Wreath Hook
Gold Wreath Hook – Beautiful Nordic Holiday and French Nordic Christmas Ideas in case you Love Simple and Natural Inspiration.
Quince & Cinnamon Stick Wreath
Quince and Cinnamon Stick Wreath…in case you love everlasting wreaths.

Clever Christmas Cookie Idea

Trendenser – Beautiful Nordic Holiday and French Nordic Christmas Ideas in case you Love Simple and Natural Inspiration.
Swedish Ginger Cookies – Beautiful Nordic Holiday and French Nordic Christmas Ideas in case you Love Simple and Natural Inspiration.

Whimsical Swedish Gnomes

Handmade Swedish Tomte Gnome…in case you admire Nordic tradition.

Scandi Style Christmas Wreath

I bought this pre-lit wreath below, and if you’re looking for a larger piece to make a statement but with relative simplicity for which the Scandinavians are adept, this is it.

Prelit Joy Wreath - Emily Henderson and Target.
35″ LED Joy Wreath…certainly darling for Christmas decorating indeed.

Swedish Holiday Kitchen

Swedish Christmas decor inspiration from a kitchen in Sweden with wreaths in teh windows - Jill Sorensen. #swedishchristmas #farmhousechristmas #simplechristmas #christmasdecor
via Jill Sorensen…certainly charming indeed.
Gnome Sweet Gnome Socks…in case you love Swedish quality!
Cider & Spice Leg Warmers…certainly cozy indeed.

Swedish Red on a Farmhouse

Swedish Christmas decor inspiration from Sara Sjoblom's farmhouse in Sweden in Skona Hem. #christmasdecor #swedishchristmas #swedishfarmhouse #scandinavianchristmas
Sara Sjöblom’s historic Swedish farmhouse/Photo: Jonas Lundberg/Lantliv – Skona Hem
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Dear Deer Hanna Andersson Pajamas…hello lovely indeed.
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Dr. Seuss Grinch Hanna Andersson Pajamas…in case you love Cindy Lu Hoo.
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Simple Scandi Christmas Tree Ornaments

Birch Star Ornaments
Birch Star Ornaments,,,certainly organic and natural indeed.
Esters Wood Arm Chair Sherpa White - Project 62™
Esters Wood Arm Chair Sherpa White…in case you love Sherpa!

Nordic White Holiday Simplicity

Swedish Christmas decor inspiration in Sara Sjöblom's Swedish farmhouse kitchen - Skona Hem. #swedishchristmas #swedishfarmhouse #swedishkitchen #christmasdecor
Sara Sjöblom’s historic Swedish farmhouse/Photo: Jonas Lundberg/Lantliv – Skona Hem
Perfect Pair: Linden Dining Table + Mabry Chair & PB Comfort Roll Slipcovered Armchair
Linden Dining Table, Mabry Chair & PB Comfort Roll Slipcovered Armchair, Pottery Barn
Perfect Pair: Linden Dining Table + Mabry Chair & PB Comfort Roll Slipcovered Armchair

Handpainted Swedish Designs

Minimal & Natural Scandi Christmas Tree

Swedish Clogs & Bold Boho Scandi Style

For the Pom Pom Lovin’ Squad

French Nordic Christmas Inspo

Joy Laforme Christmas Merry Merry Wreath Tray - Deny Designs - image 1 of 4
Merry Christmas Tray – a friendly priced holiday tray in case you’re in the market.

Whimsical Chubby Reindeer

Scented Candles With a Favorite Swedish Spice

Next to orange, cardamom is one of my favorite scents and TRULY brings back my childhood, the 70s and my Swedish friends and family.

I’m ordering this immediately because every trip to Pottery Barn has found me contemplating it–so subtle and wonderful.

Swedish Lucia Saffron Buns

Treat yourself to the most darling tutorial and recipe from Green Kitchen Stories!

You’re in the right place for even more Nordic holiday loveliness…see these:

Nordic + Green and White

Romantic Nordic French Cottage

French Basket
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Sweater Weave Basket
Ilse Jacobsen Boots
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French Basket
Milagro Heart
Sweater Weave Basket
Ilse Jacobsen Boots
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Basket
Milagro Heart
Sweater Weave Basket
Ilse Jacobsen Boots
Cedar & Blossom Candle

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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8 Comments

  1. Margie Mortensen
    October 15, 2020 / 8:08 am

    Nothing like Scandinavian treats at Christmas! A great post – bringing back memories of growing up in Wisconsin!
    Margie Mortensen

    • Michele
      Author
      October 15, 2020 / 1:07 pm

      Exactly! We live a stone’s throw from wonderful Wisconsin and all that cheese! Thanks for adding to the beauty here.

  2. October 15, 2020 / 9:07 am

    I love the Swedish simplicity in decorating! Thanks for bringing joy to me this morning! XO

    • Michele
      Author
      October 15, 2020 / 1:06 pm

      Me too – it has such soul and simplicity and elegance in its restraint. Thanks for adding to the beauty here, Holly. I can’t get enough of seeing your work as you post it, and there’s something extraordinary about seeing your pieces right when they are finished and offered in real time. I would love to see shots of unfinished work too – that would be a treat! 🙂

  3. Sue
    October 15, 2020 / 10:46 am

    Hello, I love all of your posts. I love your clean, classic style. Lately I have been looking at some of your older posts on Pinterest. I recently downsized to an older mobile home after cancer surgery. The trailer is very dated with laminate and pretty awful carpet, but, for right now, it is home. I have limited energy and a very limited budget. You mentioned painting laminate counter tops and cabinets. I would love your ideas for a budget renovation. I so admire what you do. Any suggestions? Maybe you have done this and I missed it! Thank you.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 15, 2020 / 1:02 pm

      Thank you so much for spending time on my site and appreciating the inspiration! I want to beam myself to your home this second to sip cider and chat about your cancer journey and the decor possibilities. Limited energy and budget are no problem if you like my style. 🙂 Yep, I’m frugal and have painted laminate cabinets. My photos are horrible because there is no natural light and I have a sparkly ceiling light in our little laundry area, but I painted those vinyl cabinets with ordinary Behr paint (satin finish). They look like wood now. That post is here: https://www.hellolovelystudio.com/2019/09/before-after-diy-laundry-room-simple-makeover.html

      If you don’t hate the color of your laminate counters, you may be surprised at how tweaks and decor improvements elsewhere will make you forget they are not marble. I can say this with confidence because I made the decision to NOT replace the beige laminate counters in our latest condo reno for our son (it’ll be on the blog prob next week!). Instead, I painted the cabinetry in a dramatic color, installed a rich looking tile backsplash that was very inexpensive, and added affordable good looking hardware to the cabinets. Wait til you see the transformation and how leaving the laminate since it was in perfect condition worked fine. It’s not fancy or in any way luxurious, but it is lovely and just right for him. I’ll be sharing links to resources and what we spent in total.

      If you DO want to replace the counters – don’t rule out butcher block/wood options from Ikea and Home Depot. Keep me posted, and feel free to pose more questions anytime. 🙂

      • Sue
        October 17, 2020 / 7:44 am

        Oh, my goodness! That is so much more than I expected! I am so impressed! I have to go slowly, but I know I can do it. It is even more important now that I am spending so much time at home. Even though I am so challenged, I am grateful to have this small space with a tiny porch and my sweet butterfly garden. I can spend time with my kitty and a cup of tea! Thank you for all that you do — stay safe!

        • Michele
          Author
          October 17, 2020 / 11:55 am

          So happy to help – give that kitty a rub from me and have a lovely weekend, friend.

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French Basket
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Round Farmhouse Table
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French Farmhouse Dining Table
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Linen Slipcovered Chairs
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
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White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
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French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
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French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
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Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
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Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
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French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool