5 easy ways to make a minimalist home festive this Christmas

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It may only be November, but when the nights fall and the temperatures drop, everyone has only one thing on their minds – the anticipation of Christmas. The first job on the list of festive tasks: decorating. From selecting the best spruce to combing your attic for last year’s Christmas baubles, it’s often a far more intense process than just a quick afternoon of tinsel draping around the house.

The minimalists among us (especially those with already well-curated homes) might find this invasion of festive decor overwhelming and too time-consuming. Even if you are the greatest lover of all things festive, your mantel is already carefully decorated with ornaments and your living room is artfully arranged. We hear you loud and clear.

For a festive update that’s delightfully simple, check out our top five tips for decorating your minimalist home for Christmas.

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Decorate the halls with a garland

Snowflakes and berries garland, beautiful market place of the house


Garlands are tinsel’s simple cousin and a must-have for minimalists when it comes to Christmas decorations. Drape carefully in areas of your home that need a subtle festive touch, such as bathrooms. B. your mantel, your sideboard or your console table in the hallway. We also love the look of tastefully woven swags along banisters – a particularly pretty look when your staircase is prominently positioned in your home.

Our Snowflake and Berries Garland combines pine cones, greenery and delicate wooden snowflakes for a simple yet playful effect. Toss casually down your fireplace for a laid-back look with minimal set-up time.


Create a warm light with candles

Broste Copenhagen Lucia candle, House Beautiful Marketplace


It doesn’t get much more festive than a candle (or three)—there’s something about the glow of candlelight that’s undeniably comforting. A Scandinavian-inspired design, such as Broste Copenhagen Lucia candle, is an effective centerpiece for intimate Christmas dinners when placed on a dining table. We love the unusual yet sleek silhouette and the four individually placed wicks.

Alternatively, place it in the center of your coffee table and light it up at night while watching your favorite Christmas movies.


Buy a small Christmas tree

Silver Potted Pine, House Beautiful Market Place


Christmas trees can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to decoration and care. If you’re tired of dropped needles and wobbly ornaments, choose a tree where less is more.

Our Silver Pot Pine is a contemporary way to decorate your home with minimal effort and the pretty silver color needs little embellishment. Simply thread the branches with a string of lights for an effortless look. A finished Christmas tree in less than 10 minutes – what’s not to like?

For the true minimalists out there, ditch the tree altogether and try a Scandinavian-inspired paper alternative with the Broste Copenhagen tree ornaments. Just fold away when you’re done.


Get creative with balls

Holly Swirl Balls, House Beautiful Market Place


You don’t need a traditional Christmas tree to enjoy displaying baubles around your home – we believe they can be a focal point in their own right. Our Holly Swirl Balls are far too beautiful to decorate just one place, so why not experiment?

Thread baubles along fishing wire or embroidery floss to create your own custom garland; a great finishing touch for curtain rods and doors alike. Or, for a unique table setting, fill a glass vase with a choice of shapes and designs, then light it up with battery-powered LED lights.


Finish with soft furniture

Tuva Knit Pillow, House Beautiful Marketplace


Arguably the quickest (and easiest) way to update your home for Christmas is with upholstered furniture. Nothing is as quick as swapping out the pillowcases for festive alternatives.

If you’re a fan of all things cozy, then this is the Tuva knitted pillow is made of ultra-soft knit and is the perfect companion for a post-Christmas nap. Pair with that Suren fleece throw to turn your living room into the cosiest room in the house.

If you are looking for luxurious options that Zuri cushion with metallic leaves has just the right amount of festive sparkle to dress up your sofa. The combination of luxurious velvet with a distressed metallic leaf is one we love and perfect for entertaining on Christmas Day.

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