With neutral colours and few elements, the minimalist style is on the rise in the Christmas decor.
The end of the year is a perfect time to transform the look of the house, but you don’t have to do what everyone else does. A tip to get away from the traditional is to bet on minimalist Christmas decoration, which fights excesses and finds meaning in simplicity.
To create a minimalist Christmas decor, you should focus only on the essence of the date and avoid overly attention-grabbing elements. Everything should be simple, smooth and basic, recognizing the style principle that “less is more”.
Creative, modern minimalist Christmas decor ideas
Minimalism appears in the Christmas universe with few elements and a lot of creativity. Below is a selection of ideas:
1. Socks hanging from branches
Hang a dry branch on your house wall. It will serve as a support for putting on knitting socks. And don’t go with the traditional red models! Give preference to pieces with neutral colours, such as gray.
2. Geometric ornaments
The small Christmas pine tree can be decorated with geometric ornaments, such as origami folding. Diamond ornaments, hanging with pieces of string, are indicated to decorate the branches with simplicity.
3. Christmas tree with few decorations
Forget the traditional coloured balls and fancy bows. The minimalist Christmas tree should only be decorated with snowflakes and a string of clear lights.
4. Unadorned pine
Some people take the idea of ignoring Christmas tree ornaments seriously, so they add an unadorned pine tree to their Christmas decorations. In this case, it’s worth putting the tree inside a pretty handcrafted basket, along with a white fluffy blanket.
5. Asymmetric wreath
The minimalist version of the wreath is made with neutral and monochromatic ornaments, as well as fresh vegetation. Another detail is that half of the rim is left with nothing.
6. Arrangements with branches and lights
The minimalist Christmas decoration doesn’t need large and colourful flowers. The arrangement that decorates the coffee table, for example, can be made with transparent glass jars, dry branches, pine cones, candles and ornaments made with white paper.
7. Pine branches
Pine branches can surround the window of the house with charm and natural beauty. It’s a simple and inexpensive idea to get the dining room ready for Christmas.
8. Hanging ornament
Hang Christmas cookie cutters on pieces of dry twigs. Then decorate these branches with pine branches to create a dangling decorative element.
9. Triangular wreath
Copper, triangle and minimalism: How about uniting three trends in the same ornament?
10. Wood ornaments
Wooden ornaments, painted white or not, are perfect for decorating the minimalist Christmas tree.
11. Clay ornaments
Balls, stars and bows are not the only options for decorating the pine tree. You can bet on clay ornaments that represent the phases of the moon.
12. Small and geometric trees
The furniture in the house can be decorated with minimalist decorations, such as the small geometric wooden trees. These pieces add a very subtle touch of colour to the decor, which does not interfere with the minimalist aesthetic.
13. Center table with wood slices
The centrepiece was set up in a very original way for supper, with slices of wood piled up.
14. Christmas Corner
Here we have a cosy minimalist decor, perfect for the entrance to the house. It features a small, unadorned pine, plus a red checkered blanket.
15. Candleholder with bottle
Pour water into a clear glass bottle, along with a piece of a pine branch. Then fit a white candle into the mouth of the container, as shown in the picture.
16. Transparent balls with leaves
Place fresh leaves inside transparent Christmas baubles. By doing this, you’ll get amazing minimalist Christmas ornaments.
17. Simple packages
Don’t give in to the charms of colourful and elaborate wrappings. Choose papers with sober colours, such as white, beige, black and gray.
18. Tree on the wall
Does your house or apartment have little space to decorate? So this idea is perfect. The Christmas tree was mounted on the wall, with pine branches and few decorations.
19. White feathers
White feathers add lightness and texture to the Christmas decoration. You can use them to decorate the dry branches with delicacy.
20. Clothesline of paper trees
Pieces of paper, with different shades of green, were used to make mini Christmas trees. Then, the pieces were hung on a clothesline to decorate the house.
21. Christmas tree with blinker
The idea is to use a blinker to mount a Christmas tree on the wall.
22. Paper Trees
Some decorations are surprising for their simplicity, such as the small paper trees. They can take up space on the supper table or even on the living room furniture.
23. Tree with ribbon
Metallic self-adhesive tape can be used to make a geometric Christmas tree on the wall. It’s not as awesome as a real tree, but it’s a good option for small houses.
24. Pinecone clothesline
Bring items found in nature into your home. Pine cones are classic elements in Christmas decoration, but they can be used in a modern way. The tip is to hang them on a clothesline.
25. Christmas card exhibition
Rustic wooden boards are used to set up a mural with the Christmas cards. In this way, you create a creative display, simple and full of happy memories.
26. Illuminated Star
The wire star is decorated with Christmas lights. A subtle idea capable of delighting supper guests.
27. Pine sprig
On the present, on the card, on the placemark… wherever you can, add a pine sprig. This detail adds a little colour to the minimalist decor.
28. Hanging Stars
Do you want to decorate the walls of the house with originality? The tip is to hang white clay stars on a thick branch. This decoration will leave the decor with a rustic touch.
29. Felt trees
Whoever is going to prepare the house for Christmas should include the charming felt trees in the decoration. These creatives are made with gray fabric.
30. Place markers
These mini garlands, decorated with sprigs of rosemary, serve as placeholders on the supper table.
31. Pine Curtain
With black cardboard, hot glue, scissors, string and scissors you can make a curtain with mini Christmas trees. It’s a charming ornament that has everything to do with the minimalist aesthetic.
32. Minimalist Pine
To fit in with the minimalist style, the real pine tree was decorated with wooden beads and clay ornaments.
Candles decorated with pine sprigs and jute string look great in Christmas decorations.