22 minimal ways to give a festive Christmas look

Traditional Christmas decorations can be overwhelming and can feel stressful. For a fresher, more relaxed yet welcoming vibe, one can opt for the minimalist approach or the Nordic feel that celebrates a warm, neutral color palette. Minimalist interiors are all about creating simple yet elegant decor to bring in the holiday spirit. It also means having less but quality decoration as it saves time and money so you can focus on more important things. This interior style breaks with the traditional red color and embraces white, natural wood, gray and green tones that are the key components of a Scandinavian Christmas decor. Discover how to create a cheerful environment that feels warm and welcoming with a clean, minimal and stripped down look.

1. An earthy tablescape

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Earthy colors and natural Christmas tones are an essential part of a minimalist interior. An alternating arrangement of candles, mini Christmas trees and different sized pumpkins create an interesting composition. The earth-toned table linens add texture and soften the table, while the cozy glow of candles can create an intimate table setting that encourages conversation.

2. A bare Christmas tree

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Why choose an artificial tree when you can have a real one? Keep it simple and bring a real Christmas tree in a concrete planter. Skip the traditional Christmas decorations and focus on a limited number of essentials like a Santa Claus, fairy, etc. to spread the stripped down festive atmosphere.

3. A woody look

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The minimalist trend revolves around natural materials like wood and the feeling of being close to nature. In this example, white stockings are hung from a wooden board to provide warmth and create a festive atmosphere. Add a garland to the shelf to give the room a special flair.

4. Santa-inspired tableware

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Brighten up the Christmas decorations with the accent coffee mugs that are also functional. The classic red color and beautiful Santa Claus decor make a statement on the dining table.

5. Create a centerpiece

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Sometimes less is more! Create a centerpiece with a natural feel and seasonal aesthetic. The striking stag head in gold forms the accent piece in the bowl, where the glitter of the metal is balanced with greenery and pinecones adding texture and creating the perfect holiday vibe.

6. Decorate with wreaths

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Wreaths are one of the easiest and most interesting ways to add a festive touch and decorate for the holidays. The combination of fresh and dried greens and some fresh fruit adds depth and drama to the wreath.

7. A pleasant entrance

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Decorate the entrance to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that sets the tone for celebrations. Transform the look of the door with a pair of wreaths.

8. Integrate evergreens

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Break the monotony of an all-white decor with a clever arrangement of a green wreath around one side of the circular mirror. Don’t miss the Christmas tray with reindeer, snow-covered trees and ornaments. The decor reinforces the minimalist aesthetic of the home while subtly adding festivity to the space.

9. A minimalist Christmas tree

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Reminiscent of a Christmas tree, a wooden triangle evokes the charm of Christmas and is cheerful enough to cheer up the room. This contemporary alternative to the traditional Christmas tree combines a green plant in a white planter to weave the look.

10. Use wooden crib elements

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Dedicate an alcove or part of the home to add carefully selected wooden Christmas figures and shepherds that bring the perfect Christmas cheer. This is a simple and interesting way to bring a festive flair and easy-going holiday vibe to the home.

11. Decorate the fireplace

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The fireplace is usually the centerpiece of any room and is perfect for a tasteful decoration. Strategically place the cascading garland to create a minimalist yet festive ambiance. Mixing fresh greens and white candles of different heights effortlessly creates the classic look.

12. Reuse old glass jars

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Repurpose existing jars and decorate them with moss and leaves to add a refreshing vibe to home decor. Arrange the evergreens with a simple row of candles to create a warm and cozy atmosphere. This arrangement turns into a beautiful centerpiece and goes perfectly with festive decorations.

13. A minimal 3D star

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Eye-catching 3D star and white paper garland attracts attention and adds a festive atmosphere to home decor. A red cookie jar on a white cake stand and a wooden base complete the Christmassy look.

14. A Christmas corner

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Create a minimalist Christmas nook with white candles and a pair of contrasting gray and white stockings and garland. The black candlestick with white candles on a round table provides Nordic flair.

15. Decorate the stairs

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Evergreen garlands are always beautiful for a minimalist decor. On this all-white staircase, a green garland wraps around the banister to provide contrast and create a light and airy feel. The white stockings add depth and dimension to bare white walls and add a layered look.

16. Clean and elegant look

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Who says a clean and sleek design can’t be warm and cozy? In this example, the branches on the flat surfaces and a wreath in combination with knit socks create a perfect winter accent.

17. Hang a garland

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Give all the windows of the house a festive look with garlands. Elevate the aesthetic with a fresh fruit and citrus garland that smells fresh and adds subtle fragrance, gorgeous color and texture. It’s a fantastic way to incorporate celebrations into different areas of the home.

18. Bring nature into the decor

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The tree is the focal point during the Christmas season, so care must be taken to decorate it with some white and silver ornaments to get the minimalist Christmas look. A soft color scheme in gray and different shades of green creates a layered look. The cane baskets alongside the natural display of greenery, plants and a textured cushion give the space a Nordic vibe.

19. Buy Christmas candles

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You don’t need a Christmas tree when you have mini Christmas tree shaped candles. The warmth of candlelight creates a cozy environment, while fewer objects offer a festive aesthetic that’s trendy yet tasteful. These functional pieces have a purpose and aren’t just meant for a festive look.

20. A woody decor

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For a stylish, minimalist space, turn to the corner table to add a bit of holiday cheer and choose accents that blend into the overall decor. Some cane and wood decorations that look rustic and give an earthy vibe without making the place look over the top.

21. Create a Terranium

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Take a glass vase and set up the perfect winter scene that can brighten up the kitchen island or center table. Create the terrarium with an illuminated white house with lights, snow-covered mini trees and a lamp post reminiscent of a walk through the snowy forest.

22. Add Santa-inspired accessories

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Cute Santas always look great in any room. This is the easiest way to spread the festive atmosphere in unexpected places to complete the holiday look.

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