Scandinavian Living

Summer Patio & 10 Backyard Ideas You’ll Love

Backyard ideas you'll love

10 key elements that will make your backyard your favorite place be! We spruce up our summer patio and share backyard ideas for our future renovation. From permeable pavers to pebbles and other sustainable surfaces, we show you backyard ideas that can make a more eco-friendly home. This is part of our Victorian Farmhouse Renovation …

How to Plan a Swedish Midsummer Celebration

Swedish Midsummer Celebration

Celebrate the summer solstice with a Scandinavian midsummer celebration! We share how we celebrate Swedish Midsummer with our family in Sweden and how we have kept up the tradition with friends at home in the United States. From midsummer party decorations, to midsummer menu planning, to fun midsummer activities with kids, we show you how …

Christmas Decor in a Scandinavian Style Farmhouse

Dried oranges wreath

Tour our 1900s Scandinavian Style Farmhouse for Christmas! We’ve decked our halls in Scandinavian Christmas decor with straw goats, star lanterns, dala horses and dried oranges. It’s always nice hearing the stories as we dig out our Swedish Christmas decor from the basement. My husband talks of his childhood and his memories fill our house …

Holiday Crafts for Kids | Scandinavian Style

Holiday Kids Crafts Christmas Trees

Looking for some fun Scandinavian holiday crafts to do with kids? We share our five favorite simple holiday kids crafts that will fill your house with Scandinavian holiday cheer. We have enjoyed doing these fun holiday crafts at our house and we hope you will too! SWEDISH PAPER HEARTS MATERIALS: Paper (construction or cardstock), Glue, …

Farmhouse Fall Front Porch | Scandinavian Style

Fall Farmhouse Porch

Simple and natural Scandinavian style fall decor ideas for your fall front porch. We use pumpkins, wheat, and fall flowers from the garden to decorate our Scandinavian farmhouse style fall front porch. We love our old Folk Victorian farmhouse. Built around 1905, it is simple and straightforward. Our front porch is one of our favorite …