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5 Elegant Ways To Style Himmeli Sculptures

These are a staple for a reason!


Originating from Finland and a few other Nordic countries, himmeli decorations have been around for years. It is made from rye straw and displayed around the home to channel good luck for the harvest.

However, because of the rise of Scandinavian-inspired designs and tutorials from crafters on Pinterest, it has transcended to modern day decor and has become a favorite by enthusiasts across the globe. To convince you that himmeli is more than just brass tubing, we've rounded up the best styling ideas you can experiment with: 

1. Use larger pieces as wall accents. 

If you want something that is both eye-catching and subtle, a himmeli sculpture would be the perfect addition to your gallery wall. Since most designs come in metallics, consider pairing it with monochromatic pieces for a minimalist feel. 

2. Use a few models as alternative centerpieces. 

Looking for interesting pieces to liven up the table just in time for a party? Pick out three or four himmeli designs and line them down the center of the table to give it a quirky touch. Finish off with several other copper pieces such as painted wine bottles and napkin rings for a streamlined look. 

3. Use it to add charm to standard prints. 

If your vignette of posters and contemporary art is a little uninspired, you can count on straw himmeli to keep your display looking adorable. You can even use these garlands as decor for birthday parties and Christmas, too! 

4. Use it to display fresh blooms and succulents. 

For those who are running out of room for new planters in your indoor garden, consider hanging your smaller green wonders instead. Aside from saving some space in your patch of land, you can get a dainty display out of it, too!

5. Use them as a candleholders. 

Add a whimsical touch to your living area with himmeli candleholders. These are perfect for setting the mood for intimate gatherings or a quiet night in with your loved ones. 

PHOTOS: Brit + Co (Main) | Kate Macbeth via Pinterest | Elsje Designs | AlwaysMod | Elsje Designs.  

Sources: The Guardian, AlwaysMod

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