5 minimalist décor ideas for the winter holidays
- 31 October 2021
- 3 min read
If you prefer minimalist style for your home, you are certainly not alone. Although minimalism has been around for quite some time now, it is still very much in vogue today and does not seem to lose its popularity anytime soon now. However, as the winter holidays approach, many of us crave to add more festivity and colors to our monochrome clean-lined spaces. But how do you do that? After all, minimalism and Christmas décor don’t go that well together—right? Actually, wrong! A minimalist home can absolutely be spruced up for the winter holidays. Here are some of the ways for you to do it.
1. Winter branches
Winter branches make great Christmas decorations. You can buy them at the store, but better yet, go for a long walk and forage some yourself. Pick the ones you like and cut the needed length. Dry them carefully before putting the branches into a glass vase to make a gorgeous table centerpiece. You can also spray some white or silver paint over them for a frozen look.
Another option is to hang the branches with ornaments and LED lights. Don’t overdo it though. Remember to keep it as simple as possible.
2. Monochrome ornaments
One cannot imagine the winter holidays without decorating a Christmas tree. Unfortunately, colorful and festive ornaments don’t always go well with minimalist environments. The solution to this problem is quite simple. Choose monochrome decorations! White or silver glass ball ornaments are beautiful and elegant. They will give your Christmas tree a subtle yet sophisticated look. Remember that minimalism puts timeless simplicity and quality over fashion and quantity, so do invest in some quality glass ornaments, too. These will last you for years!
3. Make use of candles and candleholders
Nothing creates a holiday atmosphere better than the flickering light of candles. It will turn even the most ordinary living room into a magical and cozy wonderland. To stay true to your minimalist aesthetic choose white candles and simple glass candleholders. Use them to decorate your Christmas table or combine them with pine branches to style your shelves and mantelpiece.
4. Decorate your Christmas table in a monochrome color scheme
Monochrome and minimalism often go hand in hand, so make use of that when decorating your space for the winter holidays. For instance, a grey tablecloth and white tableware will look elegant combined with an accent centerpiece made of green pine branches. A black and white table setting will also create a beautiful and stylish contrast.
5. Christmas tree alternatives
Not a fan of Christmas trees? Or do you find them out of place in your minimalist living room? There’s an interesting DIY alternative you can try instead. Create a small pine forest on your bookshelf, table, or on top of your mantelpiece. Cut a few triangular shapes out of a piece of cardboard or wood. Fashion them to look more like pine trees by making a few small symmetrical notches on both sides. With acrylic paint, color your wooden trees green, white, and blue. This abstract decoration will give your living room a wintery feel, but will not interfere with its clean minimalist look.