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12 Minimalist Christmas Decorations For People Who Don’t Have Time To Decorate

    These minimalist holiday decorating ideas are proof that you can decorate for Christmas without spending a lot of time and money. Use these understated Christmas decorations to bring some simple Christmas cheer to your home this year.

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    1. Minimalist Christmas Tree: Skip The Ornaments 

    This year, try creating a minimalist Christmas tree by skipping the ornaments. Use a basket and a fuzzy blanket in place of a traditional tree skirt to keep it cozy.

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    2. Wispy Garlands

    Draping a garland across a window is a simple way to bring some Christmas feeling to any room. I love how Rachel – from ‘Maison de PAX’ – uses a natural garland to decorate a dining room for the holidays in the image below. 

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    Ok, back to the list of simple, minimal Christmas decor ideas…

    3. Make An Easy DIY Christmas Hanging

    To make this easy hanging DIY Christmas decoration, re-purpose cookie cutter shapes and hang them from a pine branch. It doesn’t take very much time, and it looks so cute!

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    4. Decorate Stockings With Holly

    For a simple Christmas decorating idea that takes almost no time at all, try filling stockings with holly stems or Christmas tree trimmings. It’s a cheap and easy way to add a little bit of Christmas decor to your home.

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    5. Decorate With Wreaths

    Wreaths are one of my favorite easy ways to decorate for the holidays. Hang them in a bedroom for a simple festive touch, or pretty much anywhere in your home!

    To see all of my favorite wreaths, check out this blog post I wrote called: 40 Wreaths For Fall That Are Under $100. Fall wreaths are kinda my favorite, but I also love this artificial wreath with more of a winter holiday feel:

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    6. Ornament Bowl

    An ornament bow is another simple idea that will help keep your holiday decorating cheap and hassle free this year. Try throwing some ornaments in large a bowl for some easy Christmas decor. I love how Chloe from ‘Boxwood Avenue’  uses pine cones and tree ornaments in the picture below.

    7. Mini Christmas Tree

    Are you tired of splurging on a full size Christmas tree every single year? Or do you feel like you just don’t have time this year? Maybe this is the year to skip the big tree, and keep things simple with a mini Christmas tree.

    Try a different take on the minimalist Christmas tree by creating this DIY miniature version.  Use only the tip top of a pine tree. Place it in a clear vase with a little bit of water, set on a countertop or table, and voila – you’re done!

    8. Candles

    You can’t go wrong with candles! Decorating with a few candles is an easy way to make any space feel cozy for Christmas. Group a few together in a gold tray for a modern minimalist Christmas decoration.

    9. Decorative Christmas Tray 

    A mini Christmas tree wrapped with burlap, and a bowl of peppermints can create a cute and simple Christmas decoration that is prefect for a small space.

    10. Recycled Glass Jars As Candle Holders

    A very simple, yet beautiful Christmas candle decoration idea. Reuse vintage glass milk jars to hold candles. Tie a sprig of evergreen leaves with some twine for a cozy Christmas look.

    11. Simple Coffee Table Vignette

    Need a simple idea for decorating your coffee table? Use a serving tray to display some cute Christmas decor like a mini faux tree, some candles and a little white house like the photo below.

    12. Open Shelf Stockings

    This minimalist Christmas decor idea takes inspiration from two of the this year’s biggest design trends – open shelving and asymmetry.

    Hanging stockings on an open shelf may not fit the classic tradition of hanging from a mantel, but it will definitely make a great option for those that don’t have a fireplace. A modern black crate full of firewood still gives you that woodsy vibe.

    Psssttt… Does the holiday season leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed?

    Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! Make this your most organized, relaxing year yet with 18+ printable worksheets to help you actually enjoy the month of December this year.

    From calendars and checklists to holiday menu pages and party planning worksheets, the Printable Holiday Planner saves you time and money so you can focus on what matters most – making holiday memories with loved ones.

    Grab your copy today so you can make this Christmas your most enjoyable one yet!!

    I hope these minimalist Christmas decorations gave you some ideas on how you can decorate in your home for the holidays this year!

    You can find all of my Christmas related posts here.

    Up Next: 4 Christmas Decor Hacks You Can Do On A Budget

    What are some of your favorite ways to decorate for the holidays? Leave a comment below to share your ideas!

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    14 thoughts on “12 Minimalist Christmas Decorations For People Who Don’t Have Time To Decorate”

    1. OK, I love these ideas, but I really don’t think I could leave my tree bare like that! Every time I looked at it I would just be itching to throw a few baubles on it. On the other hand, the ornament bowl, the holly stockings and that gorgeous hanging decoration have gotten me all giddy, I can’t wait to have a go at them this weekend.

    2. Hi,
      Nro 7 (7. Mini Christmas Tree) is my pic from my home, so I hope that you will put my name on it.

      Kindly,

      Tiina

    3. Hi Ashley,

      I wrote a blog, where that pic was taken by someone (?) , it was from my old home. I don’t write that blog anymore but I have a IG -account: tiina_hovatta. It would be so nice if you will put my IG on it?
      Kindly,

      Tiina

      1. That works! I just switched the source link to your IG page. Thanks for letting me know, I know how it feels to have your content shared with no link back. Glad we could get this straightened out!

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