The Totally Dreamy & Magical Look that Evokes Pure Christmas

published Nov 21, 2017
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(Image credit: Hus & Hem)

There are few holiday sights quite like a European Christmas market: snow-covered trees, booths bursting with decorations and holiday goodies, everything covered with garlands and lights. Inspired by the idea of a traditional, old-world Christmas, we’ve rounded up a few ideas for getting the look in your own home. Warning: It’s pretty magical (and doesn’t take much).

Above: Wreaths are traditionally hung from the wall, but I love the idea of hanging one from the ceiling, like in this setup from Hus & Hem. Candles arranged in a circle below add light and warmth, which is pretty much mandatory for the European Christmas market look..

(Image credit: HGTV)

This Christmas tree from HGTV is adorned with dried oranges, bundles of cinnamon, and popcorn and cranberry garlands, for a beautiful, old-fashioned feel.

(Image credit: Style at Home)

I love the simplicity of this room spotted on Style at Home: all it takes is a little greenery to get a room into the holiday spirit. (The roaring fire probably doesn’t hurt, either.)

(Image credit: 100 Layer Cake)

I love this holiday tablescape from 100 Layer Cake, which features a plaid tablecloth, flowers and greenery, and lots and lots of candles.

This tree, spotted on Elle Sweden, is massive and even a little bit wild. Covered in stars, ribbons, and pinecones, it gives off a distinctly old-world vibe.

(Image credit: Craftberry Bush)

This entrway from Craftberry Bush is a welcome introduction to a holiday home, with lighted greenery and a traditional red, green and white color scheme.

(Image credit: Sisters Guild)

Colorful glass ornaments make this tree spotted on Sisters Guild especially festive. (The basket surrounding the bottom of the tree is an interesting alternative to a tree skirt.)

(Image credit: Lonny)

The garland that surrounds this fireplace from Lonny incorporates what look like finger limes (help me out here, citrus lovers), for a beautiful, old-fashioned look. (The peacock is optional.)

(Image credit: House & Home)

I love how this mantelpiece from House & Home includes a simple garland, but also small, treasured objects in cloches. The cloches help to highlight the smaller accents, but also give the whole setup a more sleek, uniform look.