A modern cozy Christmas is full of all the simple elements that you will find with any hygge celebration. Cozy Christmas celebrations truly make the focus on the people you are celebrating with, which is exactly what I love.
The holiday season is my favorite time of year. I love spending quality time with family members, Christmas shopping, holiday decorating, and the new traditions we come up with. Oh, and do not forget the tasty holiday treats like our ebelskiver recipe.
With Christmas comes all of the stuff. All of the decorations, toys, movies, coats, everything. It feels like my house can’t hold anything else.
Do not get me wrong, I love Christmas gifts as much as the next person, but sometimes we get things we do not need. I know that my kids have received toys and have played with them for five minutes and that is it.
There is something special about having simple decorations in the home. It feels less cluttered and more relaxing, in my opinion. I can definitely see why people choose to live the minimalist life.
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It is also a great way to save money. By choosing to keep Christmas decorations, presents, and parties simple, you can save money and save yourself from stress. There are tons of perks to having a minimalist Christmas.
Christmas decorations are so fun, but they can accumulate quickly. I know I always go shopping after Christmas to get the cute decor on sale and it is great at the time, but when I go to decorate the next year I have way too much stuff.
Lately, I have been loving the minimalist Christmas decor look. You have less stuff, more living space, and less clutter. It is amazing how different the house feels without all of the clutter.
In previous years, I would go all out with the Christmas decorations. It seemed like our Christmas tree took up the whole living room. I loved all of the decorations, but eventually it felt too cluttered.
Now, I have a minimalist mindset and have gone for minimalist Christmas decorations. We have a minimalist Christmas tree with less ornaments, but still the same magic of Christmas.
Instead of buying new things, you can also make decorations out of things that you already have in your home! Pinecones are perfect because you can find them in your backyard.
Minimalist Holiday Party
I love modern gatherings during the holidays because they are SO EASY to decorate for! Simply add green trees right on top of your table for your own little Christmas forest feel.
Put some wood and marble elements on the table as well and use them to give height and dimension. Copper bowls, little bottle brush trees and wood rolling pins compete the look.
Have plenty of sweets for people to enjoy while they sit back and visit. From cookies and candies to cake and maybe even a gingerbread house for the kids decorate, it will be a hit!
Keep the decorations simple with earth tones and natural materials like wood, wool and greenery. Have guests join in cozy sweaters so they could just relax and enjoy the evening.
For that extra special (yet simple) touch, hang mini wreaths from the back of each chair with simple ribbon. Just this alone makes the table feel cheery!
Keeping things simple at your next Christmas or holiday party is the way I recommend you go. After all, you can do it all…decor, treats, presents, AND a big elaborate meal.
For this event, I decided to literally do the easiest thing on the planet…pizza! Just taking it out of the box though and putting it on a marble slab with cute little bottle brush trees around it makes it super fun.
If you are wanting something other than pizza, here are some other easy Christmas party dinner ideas:
and the list goes on and on… Just keep it simple!
When decorating your minimalist mini Christmas tree, use simple decor like these wool ball garland or wood ball garland in natural colors. Twinkle lights are also a great addition for just a touch of sparkle.
Holidays always have specific scents like cinnamon, gingerbread, orange, and many more. So, I think it is a win-win when you have beautiful decorations that also smell divine! Plus they are super easy to make.
I have always loved the idea of dried orange ornaments ever since my mom read me the book, Christmas Oranges as a little girl. I still read it for my kids and want to put these on the tree the night we make them.
I found a great recipe that couldn’t be easier from She Keeps a Lovely Home for how to make dried citrus Christmas ornaments. They are a great way to go for a more minimalist Christmas look, and they smell delicious!
Also, these gingerbread ornaments could not be easier to make! Three simple ingredients and some fun in the kitchen will give you tree ornaments that you will treasure forever. Plus, you are making childhood memories for your kids.
Modern Christmas Decor
Modern Christmas decor means keeping things simple. Natural elements and colors like tan, green, and cream are the way to go. That’s why I love these simple ceramic and wood houses. They have little tea lights in them and are so beautiful!
Simple green and white glass trees are another great modern Christmas decoration that goes with any existing theme. You can add some bottle brush trees as well.
Cozy Christmas Elements
I love anything cozy Christmas! Here are a few of my favorite elements to make any gathering more cozy or hygge if you will…
- Soft sweaters
- Cozy flannel
- Sweet treats
- White lights
- Soft minimalistic toys for kids (we love Maileg)
- Natural elements like wood and brick
- Fireplace crackling
- Warm socks
- Books to cozy up and read
- Comforting music
- Warm drinks (like our crockpot apple cider)
While any sweet treats will add to the cozy factor, I love this no-bake frozen strawberry pie. It gives you the time needed to spend with the ones you love rather than baking in the kitchen all day. And it is so yummy!
What does minimalism mean?
Minimalism is the practice of keeping things simple. There is actually a style of art called minimalism, in which artists use very simple ideas and create simple pieces of art.
We are talking about keeping things simple at Christmas time. For example, you would go for a small tree and fewer gifts to focus on different things, like family time, serving at local homeless shelters, and creating new family traditions.
What are some minimalist Christmas gifts?
Minimalists try to avoid giving material gifts, so baked goods are fun to give and share especially if you have a large family. There are tons of clutter-free gift ideas out there that make perfect gifts for gift exchanges.
Christmas presents do not have to be extravagant. One great present idea if you are going for a more minimalist approach is the gift of quality time. Quality time is a beautiful thing because it creates long lasting memories.
Why should I have a minimalist Christmas?
Having a simpler Christmas helps you focus on the important things like family, friends, and the true meaning of Christmas. At the end of the day, Christmas is not about all of the presents and toys. It is about spending time with loved ones.
The holiday season can be hectic and chaotic, so having a clean, simple home can bring peace rather than adding to the chaos. Just because decorations are simple does not mean they are not beautiful.
We hope you have the most wonderful holiday season! Be safe and enjoy the little things. Happy Holidays!