5 Minimalist Christmas Decor Ideas

Nothing brings about more joy than decking the halls for the holidays. But if traditional red and green decor isn’t quite your style, you may be wondering how you can still get your home in a festive mood. We rounded up 5 simple minimalist ways to bring the holiday look to your home.

Natural Mantels

Decorating your mantel is a perfect way to bring some minimalist Christmas decor into your home, without feeling like you are being surrounded by Christmas decorations.Mix fresh greenery, antique metal candle holders, and classic white candles for a minimalist, classic look. Add wooden Christmas decorations like wooden garland, or mini Christmas trees to add more dimension to your mantel.


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Organic Wreaths

Christmas wreaths are great minimalist Christmas decor pieces that can transform the feeling of a wall or doorway with one decoration. Create one by using organic materials like pine leaves, eucalyptus branches, grapevine, cypress, and wheat.


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Image: Floretally

DIY Decorations

Create your own simple Christmas decoration by combining natural materials (branches, pinecones, greenery) with illuminating materials (glass, lighting, candles, sparkling vases). This creates an effortless and chic holiday look without being over-the-top.

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Image: My Desired Home

Minimalist Christmas Tree

Your Christmas tree will absolutely be the focal point in the room (or rooms) you choose to place it in. For a classic and low-key look add soft white Christmas lights all around the tree. Then add wooden elements (garland beads, wood-like ornaments). Stick to three colors for your ornaments to keep your Christmas tree feeling more minimalist while still festive.

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Holiday Table Decor

When picking out table accessories for your modern Christmas decor, think about adding texture, color, and greenery. This simple place setting uses linen napkins, a few sprigs of pine, and fresh cinnamon sticks to create an inviting dinnertime scene.

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