Best Minimalist Christmas Decor

If decking the halls seems like an overwhelming chore, you might want to consider decorating your home the hygge way. Hygge is a Scandinavian tradition describing simplicity, warmth and coziness.

Paired with Christmas decorations, it’s perhaps the complete opposite of what you might find in a traditional Christmas shop; think white toned, bright lights, simple rustic wreaths and barely decorated trees.

Less is definitely more when it comes to minimalist Christmas decorating.

Use these understated Christmas decorations to create a beautiful, festive space whilst scaling back on your holiday decor. 

1. Minimalist Christmas Tree – Skip The Ornaments 

When setting up the Christmas tree, ‘bare’ is the new norm. This stripped down Christmas tree features a simple scandi wicker basket and a fuzzy blanket in place of a traditional tree skirt to keep it cozy.

Add some simple white lights and a few snowflakes to give your room a distinct modernly feel.

minimalist Christmas tree with no ornaments in wicker basket

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2. Rethink Your Wreaths

These wall hanging wreaths bring a touch of elegance to any room in the home. With some thin metal wire and simple green foliage, you can recreate this winter themed Christmas wreath fairly easily.

Decorate with a heaping of white mistletoe to finish the look.

minimalist mistletoe wreath

3. Go Rustic

This luminescent coffee table arrangement uses branches and simple Christmas tea lights to establish a wintery scene.

Gather a few Mason jars, preferably different sizes and fill with twigs and small pinecones to recreate this hygge-friendly, minimalist look. Add some natural kraft twine or dainty snowflake decorations to finish.

rustic coffee table christmas decoration with branches

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4. Drape a Garland

Draping a weeping pine garland across a window or banister is a simple way to bring some festive cheer to any room. I particularly love how this home DIYer uses a natural garland to decorate their staircase for the holidays.

weeping pine garland christmas

5. Easy Dining Table Hanging

Repurpose cookie cutter shapes and attach them to a pine branch to recreate this easy hanging dining table hanging.

Decorate with some dainty minimalist christmas decorations to really bring out the festive look.

cookie cutter diy hanging christmas decoration

6. Dried Citrus Mini Christmas Tree

Make your home smell amazing this festive season with this mini dried citrus christmas tree.

To complete this look, you’ll only need to pot a small tree and decorate with DIY dried orange slices. I’ve linked this tutorial here so you can follow along.

dried citrus miniature tree

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7. Recycled Glass Jar Candles

Upcycle vintage transparent glass jars and transform them into candle holders. Tie a sprig of evergreen leaves with some kraft twine to complete the look. Try adding a slice of dried orange citrus for pop of color.

recycled christmas candle jars with evergreen sprigs

8. Whimsical Trees

Add a pop of pastel color to your minimalist look with these miniature whimsical tress by Sugar and Cloth. Channel your inner DIYer and paint these wooden forms to suit your own home decor this festive season.

diy wooden christmas trees

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9. Fresh Ornaments

Bring the outside in with these green nordic-inspired ornaments from Style Files.

To mimic this elegant look, fill empty plastic bulbs with sprigs of long-lasting greenery. Pine or eucalyptus works incredibly well here. Hang on your tree with some silver, metallic ribbon. 

minimalist christmas tree ornaments

10. Monochromatic Ornaments

Swap out the bright red and green hues for a monochromatic black and white palette for a scandi-inspired Christmas.

Recreate this gorgeous silver and white two toned look by following The Chronicles of Home’s step-by-step tutorial. 

monochrome silver christmas side table decoration

I hope these stunning minimalist Christmas decorations brought you some inspiration on how to completely transform your home this season in an understated, yet festive way.

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