14 Simple But Beautiful Ideas for a Magical Minimal Holiday

14 Simple But Beautiful Ideas for a Magical Minimal Holiday

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Nancy Mitchell
Dec 4, 2016
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Kate Middleton may choose to cover her home in tinsel and flashing lights for Christmas, but that doesn't mean you have to. If your taste leans towards the more minimal, but you still want your home to have that festive touch, we have 14 ideas for simple but beautiful Christmas decor ideas that will please even the most exacting decorator.

Above: A simple garland of magnolia leaves is an eye-catching addition to this modern living room from Charleston Mag.

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All you need is wire, wrapped in twine, and a little spray of greenery to create a minimalist wreath like this one from Belle & Chic.

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Mistletoe makes a perfect addition to a modern interior, as seen on Femina.

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It's a bit weird but I kind of love the idea of hanging tree boughs on the wall with a giant binder clip, as seen on Residence Magazine. (Leaving branches lying on the floor was probably a styling choice, and not something we would recommend for actual homes.)

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Here's a lovely minimalist Christmas tree from stylist Daniella Witte.

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A little garland draped over a chandelier adds a festive touch to a dining room from Daniella Witte.

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A lovely, simple advent wreath spotted on Bungalow 5.

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These homemade dough ornaments from Ukkonooa are the perfect addition to a minimalist decor.

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A well-dressed fireplace from Vanessa Schmidt, via Hannah Collins Design.

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A lovely and simple wreath DIY from Treasures & Travels.

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A single branch propped up in a vase is a great way to add a little touch of festivity, even if you don't have room for a full tree. Image from Meidan Harmoniaa.

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Here's another simple tree setup, this one from My Scandinavian Home.

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This tiny tree in a vase (just a single branch, really) boasts a single ornament and a single candle. Image from Weekday Carnival via My Scandinavian Home.

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A gaggle of candles fills a non-working fireplace from The Glitter Guide, and makes the season bright.

Are you a minimalist looking for a max number of subtle decorating ideas? We've got you covered:

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