Eight Festive Touches We Love

If, like us, you're tired of tinsel, bored of garish baubles and in search of a festive DIY-fix this Christmas, nothing beats these simple but stylish decorations. Easy to make, foliage-filled and oh so chic - here are some of our favourite Scandi-inspired ideas for creative inspiration...

Best for small set-ups: The Merry Thought 

A small tree can be just as effective as a 6ft fir in adding some Christmas spirit to a corner of your home.

Best for a tree with a twist: Almost Makes Perfect

Not a fan of the traditional? Still want that pine-y punch? Try this modern, make-shift alternative.

Best for a beautiful bannister: Julie Blanner

Don't forget about your staircase - festoon your bannister with greenery, ribbons and twinkly lights.

Best for quirky wrapping : Hello Bee

For wrapping as special as the gifts inside. Sellotape and scissors at the ready... 

Best for a DIY calendar: House Beautiful

A paper pocket garland will help you count down the days to Christmas in style. 

Best for pretty paper decorations: RE-found objects

Add festive flair in the simplest ways. Easy, inexpensive but incredibly effective.

Best for stocking displays: The Merry Thought

Don’t have a fireplace? You can still have stockings! 

Best for snowflake garlands: Food52 

Minimalist garlands (with a hint of primary school nostalgia) to hang throughout your home.

All photography from Pinterest. Check out the hush Christmas Pinterest boards for extra inspiration