Christmas Trend Alert: Scandi Style
Isn’t it funny how the tables turn? As kids, we’d do anything to escape the confines of our bedroom. And never was this more so the case than at Christmas time, when plotting Santa-spotting was of absolute, supreme importance. Now, if we could spend all day in bed, we totally would.
If you’re looking to spend most of December, and a good portion of January, chilling in PJs, lounging in bed, wondering if you’ve eaten your weight in leftovers, we’ve got the perfect set-up for you.
Before we go any further there are a few prerequisites, namely: traditional tartans, cuddly faux furs, argyle knits and soft, brushed cottons. Low on supplies? You’d better get down to Primark quick time; human hibernation period is on the horizon…
This Christmas, we’re channelling Scandi vibes, with plenty of rustic touches and clean white space. Anchored with sanded wood, the Scandinavian look is all about keeping it fresh. We’re mixing in merry reds, Christmassy checks and wintery motifs, to keep this bucolic trend equal parts cosy and festive.
For a quick way to update your bedding, add a selection of scatter cushions. From photoreal prints, to metallics, and festive shapes, it's all good. You'll particularly enjoy these when incessant box-set streaming results in laptop heat you could fry an egg on #TheStruggleIsReal.
And if you want another way to get creative, try mixing, clashing and matching your Christmas bedding. We've kept things traditional with tartan but combined them with cute novelty prints to update the look. Finally, keep a faux fur throw on hand for those extra cold nights… and days (let’s face it, your bed is going to be the centre of your universe for a while.)
We’re guessing you’ll be snuggling down for the foreseeable just as soon as it’s socially acceptable. And we’re happy to go on record suggesting any date after December 24th is a-okay. But, before your bed becomes your burrow, don’t forget to hang your stocking and wrap your gifts.
From super traditional red-on-white, to cutesie prints and motifs, there's a gifting theme for whatever wrap vibes you're going for. And if tape, scissors, and reams of wrap are too much fuss, keep it simple with a gift box!
Another essential for your Christmas lounging is of course your choice of attire. And what better way to veg out than with fleecy loungewear? Primark PJs are where it’s at when it comes to nightwear (even if we do say so ourselves!). There’s nothing quite like new pyjamas, particularly during the winter. From Fairisle to repeat prints, our selection will keep you toasty and snug.
Finally, it’s no secret that Primark Home’s candle game is on point. We’ve got scents, jars, votives, tea lights and super cute novelty holders for every mood and room. We love the rustic Scandinavian feel of our distressed jars: not just on trend, but also perfect for adding a little festive ambience. Not your style? We’ve got HUNDREDS, for anyone and everyone who waxes lyrical when it comes to wicks and wax. Alternatively, fairy lights are a cute way to enhance the mood, without a flickering flame.
If you are planning on being semi-sociable, you'll need some clothes. The Christmas season is all about parties, obvs, so here's some inspiration to get you and the little ones glam!