Nordic Christmas Decorating Ideas

by - 22:48:00

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I'm super excited to be participating in this year's Canadian Bloggers Home Tour. To be honest, my greens dried out before I was able to photograph them so I did what any good DIY'er would do and improvised. I used some pampas grass I found at the side of the road to show you some unique Nordic Christmas decorating ideas. I have to say I actually love the way it turned out (feels like a hot cup of cocoa).


If you're new here I'll give you a bit of background on me and what you'll find on Harlow and Thistle. I'm a designer, a hopeless DIY'er and a proud mama of two boys. My goal with this blog is to inspire and encourage readers to create a lux look for less in every aspect of their lives. So take a look around, I've got a cute DIY play kitchen (which my boys never played with) and my DIY wedding centerpieces are fun (not a fancy post but remains my most popular, I dunno).

I know brown pampas grass is probably not the most appealing colour for Christmas but I love their rustic Nordic feel. Plus, the great thing about using pampas grass for holiday decorating is that it doesn't dry out and has a fluffy snow/fur like texture (note, doesn't shed like you think it would). These dry reed plum grasses are super trendy for weddings so I figure it's only a matter of time before they spill over into holiday decor. I used pampas grass in another DIY where I spray painted them a beautiful shade of blue. For my Christmas decorating, I paired them with some subtle hints of black and white buffalo plaid and fawn print as playful complimentary accents. To decorate my fireplace mantel I used a piece of oasis at each end and just stuck the dry reeds into it at random. The key here is to not be too perfect. I also stuck a few pampas reeds into our Christmas tree and around our kitchen.
















A huge thanks to Christina from DIY Mommy and Shannon from Home Made Lovely for putting this home tour together for us!

Happy Holidays everyone and thanks for stopping by!


Now it’s time to tour all of the other beautiful homes in the Christmas Canadian Bloggers Home Tour hop this season!

Click on the links below from Tuesday – Friday this week to get beautiful Christmas decor inspiration from my Canadian blogging friends.


Home Made Lovely | The Creek Line House | Lemon Thistle | Love Create Celebrate | So Much Better With Age


Woman in Real Life | Clean and Scentsible | A Pop of Pretty | Making it in the Mountains | The Learner Observer


PMQ for Two | Joy in Our Home | Amidst the Chaos | One House 2 Barns | The Dreamhouse Project


The DIY Mommy | Life is a Party | Satori Design for Living | Rambling Renovators | This Mamas Dance


Fynes Designs | A Pretty Life | Emmett's ABCs | Harlow & Thistle | Northern Style Exposure

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  1. I just love how natural and cozy everything feels! Happy holidays Andrea!

  2. I love the pampas grass, it really does remind me of hot cocoa too! It looks lovely with all your neutral Christmas's very calm and pretty!

  3. Your tree! So gorgeous. I love your mantel decor too, everything is so beautiful. Merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Jamie

  4. So pretty! That grass actually worked out really well - it looks perfect! I love how you carried it into the tree. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  5. The warm neutrals of your tree are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home on the tour-Merry Christmas!