Candles and Stars in A Cosy Swedish Home at Christmas

By | December 10, 2018

There are some homes which I find I come back to time and time again, simply because they are unique and utterly inspiring! This lovely one in Bagarmossen, Sweden is one of them! I have featured Janniche Kristoffersen’s beautiful green and home before, but I couldn’t resist sharing a few more with all the cosiness that December brings.  Janniche’s ‘barely-there’ festive touches perfectly blend with the green, caramel, rust and off-white backdrop and there are plenty of non-christmassy ideas to steal too!

IVAR cupboards from IKEA. RAR rocker. Cushion in Water Lilies fabric by Fine Little Day.

“I actually don’t decorate every room, but there are some things I always use. The paper stars are important, adding some light to the dark Nordic days, other than that I use a string of fairy lights to add some more light to shelves and around windows. I also love to decorate with flowers, mainly amaryllis but also branches with red berries etc. I also dry orange slices in the oven and make garlands. Nice and a very easy thing to do!” 
 – Janniche Kristoffersen. 

Woodburning stove from Morso, Snöblomma light from Watt & Veke.

5 Festive Traditions In Janniche’s Home

Baking – We bake a lot of things: Lussebullar (Saint Lucia saffron buns), ginger bread, saffron biscotti and different types of fudge. The kids love it!

Adventsfika – Our weekends are fully booked up until Christmas eating our home-baked goodies with friends at home.

Decorating the Christmas tree – With the children

Visiting the Christmas market at Skansen – It’s such a lovely place to get in the Christmas spirit. I just wish for some more snow to add a little more magic!

Celebrating Christmas Eve – We visit our family in Norway or Piteå, Sweden to celebrate Christmas Eve, so this is our main chance to enjoy a white Christmas :).

I love the sound of all of these traditions, it almost makes me want too go home and start baking!

If you’d like to see more of Janniche’s home, check out her fantastic blog bloggaibagis and instagram @bloggaibagis.

What traditions do you enjoy?

Other Swedish homes to brighten up the start of the week: peach and rust tones in an elegant Norwegian home, a free-spirited Swedish family home on an island and a charming German home with three mischievous cats!

Great if you can help me out a little – is there anything you’d like to see more or less of in the run up to Christmas? Looking for any particular round-ups? If so, give me a shout below and I’ll see what I can do!

Have a wonderful start to the week!


Photography: all pictures by Janniche Kristoffersen except number 8 by David Jerner and Emma Wallmén for Granit. 

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