A minimalist home can also enjoy the upcoming holidays, the key is choosing the right amount of decor pieces to avoid overwhelming the space.
For most people, the words minimalism and Christmas just don't go hand in hand, and it does make some sense. Minimalism teaches us to appreciate clean lines, a curated selection of furniture and decor, avoiding excessive colors.
Christmas arrives and turns our homes upside down, with bushy trees, many color ornamental balls, and sparkling wreaths.
Christmas decor is something very personal but in general, it tends to fill up at least a couple of rooms (living and dining) with decorative pieces, seeking compositions with a lot of layered textures, colors, and lights; for a minimalist, this might feel annoying.
Luckily for us, there are ways to decorate maintaining minimalism without losing the Christmas spirit, so grab a cup of your favorite drink and enjoy this compilation with 120 minimalist Christmas decor ideas to inspire you.
1) White Berry Garland
This artificial white ilex berry garland decor piece is the perfect item to place above a fireplace, to decorate a table center, or create a wreath.
2) Minimalist Nativity Scene
A simple miniature nativity scene made of porcelain with a glossy finish to decorate a dining dresser or as a centerpiece.
3) Scandinavian porch
Decorate your porch with this DIY idea using natural logs and plants and a lantern, like this beautiful Scandi style creation by Sara from Twelve on Main.
4) Gold Tree
5) Snow Pillow Cover
6) Bakery Christmas Scent
7) Bohemian Moon Decor
8) Sage & Silver Brush Trees
9) Cabin In The Forest
10) Snowy Tree
11) Simple Planter & Basket
12) A Tree Of This Years Memories
13) DIY Asymmetrical Garland Idea
You can also try this DIY project created by Rebecca from Hello Central Avenue, this garland will complement any cozy minimalist decor, check out her post for the full guide on how to build this garland.
14) Woven Throw Blanket
This woven Christmas blanket features a geometric design which can be used all year long, made in the USA with 100% soft cotton, available in three sizes (52"x37", 50"x60", 60"x80").
15) Silver Reindeers
Choose between five different silver reindeer to create a decorative holiday display, use them to decorate a centerpiece, a console, or your chimney, the silver color looks great on any minimalist decor but also works with any color combination.
16) Iced Wreath
Christmas wreath made of faux twigs with a silver finish, transform your front door with this stunning design that will last many years to come.
17) Accordion Paper Trees
A modern and sleek take on the traditional tree, this accordion paper tree is done by Indian artisans, cut and shaped by hand, folds flat for easy storage.
18) Botanical Leaf Menorah
The collection by Michael Aram is inspired by nature, leaves of eucalyptus and seagrape create a stunning centerpiece.
19) Large Reindeer Figurine
Nordic style inspired art reindeer decor, bring some charm to your simple Christmas arrangement.
20) Standing Wood Trees
Decorative wood trees, also available in red and green, great to decorate a centerpiece or a sideboard.
21) Snow Globe Stocking Holder
22) LED Light Garland
A garland with 200 LED lights to decorate with eight display settings.
23) Elegant Christmas Decor
Check out this minimal decoration with black accents created by Lindi and Russel from Love Create Celebrate, the contrast between light and dark really bring out the details in this curated space, for more photos of this stunning display please follow the link below.
24) Pottery Woodland
25) Scandi Mantle
Don't forget to decorate your dining table, the ideal place to gather with your family and friends, like this Scandi creation by Lori from Wild and Grizzly.
26) Advent Calendar
A wooden advent calendar that can be used throughout the years, fill it with consumable good such as candies or small positive messages.
photo: David-olivier Gascon
27) Edible Advent Calendar
Talking about advent calendars, how about one that is made of chocolate, a delicious treat each day until Christmas, great gift idea.
28) Handmade Postcards
Sometimes the best presents are the ones with true meaning if you are an artistic person draw and paint your Christmas cards like this design by pure Julia.
photo: Pure Julia
29) Christmas Stockings
30) Snowy Tree
31) Christmas Gnome
32) LED Christmas Tree
A glitzy decorative piece for any Christmas decor, this large LED tree measures 16"x4"x20" and uses 3 AA batteries, use it to decorate a dining table or a living room.
33) Light Up Tree
Looking for something unconventional, then why not try this LED Christmas tree, all the branches are illuminated for a cheerful celebration, the best part is no ornaments are required to decorate this tree.
34) Wood Reindeer
What about a decorative piece that is also a fun project with the kids, this reindeer by shoploveandgrey comes in pieces to assemble and can be displayed as it is or painted to match any decor.
35) Christmas Frosted Fraser Fir
A Christmas tree with a snowy finish, these realistic trees by Balsam Hill are narrow and are available in different sizes to fit any room.
36) Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
Celebrate Christmas with this adorable tree inspired from the Charlie Brown cartoon, a sincere and humble tree that symbolizes the true meaning of Christmas, which is being with the ones you love, this cute tree features one red ornamental ball and Linu's light blue blanket.
37) Edible Decoration
photo: Ignacio R
38) Reindeer Candle Holder
39) Pinecone Stems
Decorate with these realistic looking pinecones, each stem is covered in green moss and includes different pinecones, great to fill a bucket or create a Christmas flower arrangement.
40) Chimney Cozy Decor
Create a cozy corner near a chimney with this DIY idea using a neutral color palette in nudes and grey, like this cozy winter living room decor by Stacey from Wilshire Collections.
41) Cozy Living Room
Soft textures and blue accents help recreate a cozy scandi style for a serene Christmas decor.
42) Silver Glass Ball Ornaments
To decorate a minimalist Christmas tree, I recommend choosing one color and theme, a good ornament is silver balls, they look sleek and clean, place them at a similar distance to cover all the tree area without overcrowding.
43) Wooden Tree Ornaments
44) Details That Change The Vibe
Create a simple statement with little details that will bring the holiday spirit to all your rooms, like this kitchen decorated by Rachel, for the full decor tour please follow the link below.
45) Minimal Scandi Tree
A Christmas decor creation by Amy from Homey Oh My, this tree is inspired by the Scandi trend using fewer colors and a color palette found in nature such as green and earth tones, check out all the details on her blog.
46) DIY Clay Ornaments
Here is a fun DIY project to involve your children, create your own Christmas tree ornaments with very few materials, full tutorial clicking the link below.
47) Cozy Minimalist Living Room
48) Woven Tree Collar
Change the traditional tree skirt for a woven collar, this piece hides the legs of the tree better with a cleaner look and can be used throughout the year to cover other planters.
49) Kraft Paper Tree
An innovative Christmas tree idea from Lia, for a full tutorial and download please visit her blog.
50) Silver Reindeer Stocking Hangers
51) Home Sweet Home Decorative Pieces
Petite homes to bring a sense of joy and warmth to your home.
52) Farmhouse Pottery Candlestick
Farmhouse style candle holders with a modern twist, made with a detailed wood finish and smooth texture.
53) DIY Log Christmas Tree
DIY Christmas tree made with a log and pine branch.
photo: David-OIivier Gascon
54) Stars Paper Wrap
55) Gold Stainless Steel Flatware
56) Orange Garland
Decorate a home entrance like this one idea by the team at The Merry Thought, using natural plants and orange slices, they created a beautiful orange and pine decor that will also welcome guests with their pleasant scents, for more ideas click the link below.
57) Dome Lights
58) Present Wrapping
Check out these creative ways to wrap presents using leaves and feathers, a stylish and innovative way to surprise your loved ones.
59) White Glitter Tree
A stylish Christmas decor designed by Cody Foster, these glittery trees will bring a whimsy touch to any minimalist decor for a fun and sparkling holiday season.
60) Snowy Berries Garland
A berry garland that will match a rustic or minimalist decor, use it on a centerpiece or a vase.
61) Nativity Sculpted Scene
A bold twist on a traditional Christmas decor, this nativity scene designed by Todd Myers features the family in polished metal with a creche of acacia wood.
62) DIY Geometric Tree
Check out this DIY project from Homey Oh My, if you are a crafty person why don't try creating your own modern version of a Christmas tree, this minimalist decorative piece can be used all tear round, simple remove the ornamental ball when the holiday season is over, to learn how to make this tree visit Amy's blog by clicking the link below.
63) Pom Pom Garland
Made of natural fibers of banana and raffia, this is an eco-friendly decor for a minimalist or bohemian style, approximate length of 75".
64) Scandi Wreath
65) Wooden Christmas Tree
Ornamental trees made of wood for those who want to bring the holiday spirit without buying an actual tree, this is a clean and easy to store solution.
66) Natural Plant
I always talk about the benefits to have natural plants at home as decor, so why not use this holiday season as an excuse to bring some life into our home, this picea glauca conica is a living representation of Christmas that can stay well past December and keep decorating your space.
67) Candlefish Holiday Tin Candle
Awake the holiday spirit with these soy wax scents contained in beautiful golden tins with patterned design and lid, the available scents include pumpkin, vetiver, and eucalyptus.
68) Lumbar Pillow
69) DIY Felt Garland
70) LED Pop Up Tree
Want to decorate for Christmas but don't want to spend too much time doing it, then get this pop-up tree, this smart tree features a simple and smart pop-up assembly design to put together in minutes, it includes plenty of LED lights so no need to buy additional ornaments to decorate it.
71) Winter Wonderland Coffee Table Decor
Small DIY tray with a winter creation for a coffee table, it features a dry cotton flower vase, a small tree, candle, decorative ball, and wool to create a snowy feel.
73) 3D Paper Ornaments
75) DIY Modern Advent Calendar
A simple DIY advent calendar idea with little materials that can be customized in many different ways and you can put inside anything your imagination allows, like candies, notes, wishes, activities to do with the family, there are no limits, for the full tutorial click the link below.
76) DIY Gift Card Mini Wreath
Another great DIY project from Amy, this mini wreath is the perfect way to display flat presents like gift cards or postcards, check out how to create this wreath following the link below.
77) Kid's Coloring Placemats
Great idea to keep kids entertained, simply visit Lia's blog to download the placemats.
78) Sparkling In White
79) Scandi Decor
80) Mirror Glass Tree
Smoked glass mirror trees with shimmering LED lights for a subtle yet elegant Christmas decor, this three-piece set is a great addition to dress up a centerpiece.
81) Present Wrapped In Handkerchief
A smart way to wrap a present with something usable instead of disposable paper, two gifts in one.
photo: David-Olivier Gascon
82) Jonathan Adler 1948 Plate Set
A fancy plate dish with a fun twist with gold splashes.
83) Serene Snow
84) Simply Elegant Christmas Tree
A very elegant decoration created by Amy from Homey Oh My, she uses ornaments in white and silver with enough space between them to cover the whole tree without overcrowding it. For a full living room tour please visit her blog.
85) Mercury Glass Candles
Decorate any room with these candles inside beautiful glass jars with gold details, the candles are scented with balsam cedar or cypress sage, once the wax is finished repurpose the jars as flower vases, to store kitchen utensils, makeup, office supplies, among many other options.
86) 3D Paper Ornaments
87) Wood Ornaments
Hand-painted wooden ornaments will make a stylish decoration on any minimalist Christmas decor.
88) Decorative LED Houses
89) DIY Washi Tape Christmas Tree
Create this simple Christmas decoration for your home office or work space.
90) Pom Pom Stocking
Decorate a cozy minimalist chimney with these double-sided stockings made of hand woven wool with acrylic pom-poms.
92) Printable Paper Wrap
93) DIY Paper Dutch Houses
Elegant DIY project, you can download the templates by clicking the link below, and for some extra charm line, your houses and place LED lights to give them a warm holiday glow!
94) Tree Collection
95) Ginger Wood Banner
A simple decorative banner for a cozy minimalist Christmas touch, made of high-quality wood and cut with precision.
96) DIY Centerpiece
Susan from Saw Nail & Paint created this beautiful centerpiece with items she already had like the candle tree and the felt reindeer, add a couple of ornamental balls, and place them all inside a wicker tray, the best part is you can recreate this DIY idea with items you might already own.
97) 15 Foot Christmas Tree
98) DIY Wood Towel Tree
Brilliant Christmas tree idea, that can be used after the holidays are over to hang other objects such as necklaces, scarves, or any other accessories.
99) Ceramic Animal Ornaments
100) Constellation Plates
A starry diner party for the holidays with these gorgeous constellation plates, made of stoneware in shades of navy blue and rim and details in gold, will be the delight of your guests, the best part is the design is versatile enough to use for any special occasion or as your regular everyday dishware.
101) Snowy Pine Tree
An amazon best seller tree, this snowy faux pine tree is easy to assemble, with three main pieces that lock into each other, it includes 900 LED lights.
102) Lacquered Trees
103) Modern Wall Hanging Tree
Check out this cool DIY project by Molly from Almost Makes Perfect, for those who don't want to deal with a Christmas tree this is a great idea to do, for a full tutorial please click the link below.