Simple Minimalist Christmas Decor

December 4, 2018

One of my favorite places in the world to spend time is my home. I don’t get to spend a lot of time there, because I feel like I am constantly doing things after work. Christmas time is a great time for me to slow down and really enjoy some quiet time at home. As much as I love Christmas, I don’t like having clutter everywhere and try to keep my decor minimal, but festive.

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The entryway sets the tone for the rest of the house. It’s also one of my favorite spots, so I wanted to spruce it up. Grab some florals and greenery to give your entryway a warm, Christmasy feel. I found the garland in the dollar section of Target, and snagged a couple of these for $3 each. One was plenty long enough for my entryway table, so I put the other on the mantle.

I added some decorative faux holly florals in my white vase, and a couple of sprigs of Trader Joe’s Christmas bouquet. The addition of fresh pine and spruce make my house smell wonderful. Another easy way to transform your entryway is a letter board. The great thing about letter boards is that they can be changed for every season, and I have actually remembered to change it.


If you are fortunate enough to have a front facing window where your tree can go, definitely put it there.

I had to do some rearranging of furniture to center my tree in my window, but I am kind of in love with this new cozy spot. If you follow me on Instagram, you know my fiddle leaf fig tree died, so I recently replaced it with a snake plant. I threw a cozy Christmas pillow to make it another festive spot.

Living in a smaller house with shorter ceilings, I invested in a thin, 7 foot tree. Christmas trees are all about an individual’s taste. Since I wanted to go for minimal, I limited the number of ornaments I hung up and stuck with just themed ones. My theme is woodland animals, because I love the neutral colors. My tree skirt is from West Elm a few years ago.


Besides a tree, mantle’s are often the focal point of any Christmas decorated living room. Sticking with the simple and minimal, I don’t want to box up a bunch of stuff just to set out a bunch of Christmas stuff for a month. Instead, I throw Christmas in with my normal decor.

Instead of nailing a bunch of stockings to my fireplace, I grabbed this stocking holder from Target. They have some cute stocking options there too, so mix and match.

You can use ornaments in more ways than just hanging on a tree. I fell in love with this little beagle puppy felt ornament from West Elm, so I added him to my mantle.


If you use your table and want it to stay functional, keep it simple. You don’t want to be moving things out of the way every time you sit down to eat.

I grabbed this eucalyptus and pinecone garland to set up as a table runner. Then, I added more faux floral from Target in my vases.


As much as I would love to have an obnoxiously huge inflatable or light up something in my yard, I don’t know where I will be next year. Simple white lights go a long way.

Hint, invest in a timer for your lights so you don’t have to worry about plugging in and unplugging your outdoor lights. I planned on lighting up my front tree and adding pathway lights, but my helper fell off his ladder with his acts of service for me.

Other accents

I mixed Target’s pine cone floral with the rest of the Christmas bouquet to spruce up the corner in the guest bathroom.

Another easy way to add Christmas cheer is to switch out your kitchen hand towels.



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How do you like to decorate for Christmas? Do you prefer minimal decorations or more elaborate decorations? Leave me a comment below.

  • Bri @ My Life As... December 5, 2018 at 8:53 am

    I love that! Too much stresses me out.