Christmas is almost here which means we’re surrounded by beautiful lights, smelling gingerbread, and unable to escape from the same old Christmas music. Christmas decor is usually bright, large, and can be considered “in your face”. Usually, we buy decorations for one year and that’s usually it, and some years just more for when we broke some of the old ones. In crossing some of the old Christmas decors with the new, I think the minimalist approach is great. Your home can still be festive but still achieve the modern minimalist approach. These ideas and tips are excellent for saving money, making your space look clean and airy, also it’s a great way to slowly cut down on purchases if you’re wanting to go the more minimalist route.
Less is More, Even for Your Christmas Tree
The ornaments are what really make up the appearance of the tree. You can add fewer ornaments to make a statement. have More of fewer lights can make a difference as well. To have a snowy effect on your tree, you can add some snow spray to your tree. For the bottom section of the tree, baskets help give the tree a more cozy look rather than a tree skirt.
Solid Color Stockings
Stockings always bring more festivity to Christmas and have solid colors such as more neutral tones. Where you place them at can also make a difference, if you have a fireplace then that’s great but on a bookshelf can also give a great appearance too.
Getting creative is a fun way to spruce up the home. This could be from small touches such as a Christmas-themed throw pillow to even a more DIY approach with sticks, garland, and ornaments.
From smaller ornaments to decor, these accents can make a large difference. A great example is a tiny Christmas tree for your tables or countertop. They’re affordable, very cute, and a great accent to make your space more festive.
A great idea would be using a wreath that you can use all year round. For each holiday you can add small accents to it to signify the holiday.
Candles and Nature
Christmas and candles go and hand in hand. Having a small candle with something such as chestnuts to it can help set the mood and appearance.
Basic Gift Wrap
Would it really be the holiday season if there weren’t gifts? A great idea would be to use basic-brown wrapping paper and a contrasting ribbon and/or gift tag like the photo above.
Traditional is Okay
There is nothing wrong with the more traditional decor and appearance of Christmas, it always brings back fond memories and who doesn’t love the festivity that traditional Christmas and holiday decor brings? Combining more traditional appearances with modern is always a great way to go. In the photo above you can see a traditional looking wreath being paired with a modern-looking candle holder. It’s a great contrast that goes together perfectly.