The holidays are all about going all out. Unfortunately, this means that the most wonderful time of the year can quickly become overwhelming. If the chaos of Christmas fills you with dread, you might want to try a pared-down approach to seasonal decor this year. Minimalist Christmas decorations don’t have to be boring—in fact, the calmness of simpler surroundings can make your space feel cozier than decking the halls to the nines with colorful clutter. In this high-stress season of giving, turning your home into a minimalist Christmas sanctuary might be one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.
All that fake plastic pine is fooling nobody. Instead, use as much real greenery in your decor as possible. Not only does having natural decor feel more peaceful, but nothing beats that Christmassy fresh-cut fragrance.
Run evergreen sprigs along your mantle, interlaced with simple white LED lights, and use them in wreaths and garlands. Don’t forget to scatter them around centerpieces, too.
Pare down your palette
Holiday ornaments tend to feature red, green, and everything in between, but minimal Christmas decor should have a minimal color scheme. Stick to calming neutral colors like gray, white, and black, with a bold pop of color here and there.
You can also use metallics like gold, silver, brass, or glitter as eye-catching accents.
Instead of making your entire home look like a franchise of Santa’s workshop, designate certain areas for holiday decorations. You might want to deck out your dining table, around your fireplace, and that cozy corner where you watch Christmas specials as you sip hot cocoa, but leave the rest of your home as is.
Let it snow
White paper snowflakes of varying shapes and sizes might be a classic winter craft for kids, but they’re also a great way to add sparkle to minimalist Christmas decor. As a bonus, you don’t have to take them down when Christmas is over. They add that cozy snow day feeling to your windows all winter. You can also suspend them on strings of different lengths from chandeliers, mantels, door frames, and window panes.
If you’re feeling extra crafty, try making a Danish paper heart, a simple and traditional Yuletide decoration in Denmark.
With their sculptural shapes and organic size variations, pine cones are surprisingly versatile decorations. Best of all, you can forage them for free under any pine tree. Simply roll pine cones in a puddle of shimmering gold, silver, or frosty white paint with an optional dusting of glitter, let them dry, and tie twine to the stem to transform them into rustic tree or wreath ornaments.
They also look beautiful on mantels or scattered around centerpieces.
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