Top 5 Tips for Subtly Decorating for the Holidays: Minimalist Christmas Decor

‘Tis the season to twinkle and celebrate—the elegant way. If you’ve added a minimalist aesthetic on your wish list for Santa, and prefer decorating your home without bright reds and greens, we’ve got some good news for you. You can still embellish your home with the holiday cheer—without going over the top.

Keep reading for Noelle Interior’s top tips for subtly decorating for the holidays while indulging your holiday spirit.

1) Consider Soft Hues

Pastel colors, as well as neutral hues, create a soft and calming effect. Bringing these in through the natural colors of Christmas, such as sage greens and metallic golds, helps celebrate the holiday cheer while keeping the interior understated. As a bonus, such earthy neutrals are one of the top paint colors that add value to your home.

2) Decorate with Nature

Adding plenty of nature to your Christmas decor makes sure it (elegantly) feels in the festive spirit. In fact, this is one of the best ways to create a winterscape reminiscent of what we love most: nature. For example, highlight your mantel and door frames with garlands made from faux leaves and pine cones. If you’re in for a good DIY, you can also create holiday decorations using materials from your garden!

3) Focus on the Small Things

Adding small adornments to your home can make a world of difference. Stage a minimalist winter scene on the mantel and decorate your windowsill with bottle brush trees. You can also set an interesting tablescape with simple Christmas table-setting ideas.

4) Add Plenty of Soft Textures

At Noelle Interiors, we believe a holiday-inspired interior should be all things cozy. This ensures you can add visual interest to your otherwise simple decor. Soften up your space with plenty of textures, such as fuzzy blankets, sheepskin rugs, and velvet cushions. We particularly love a white tree skirt!

5) Double Presents as Decor

Wrapped presents make for a simple yet significant decor addition. Buy rolls of wrapping paper that coordinate with the rest of your color theme. For example, metallic golds and silvers if you have a neutral-hued palette. This allows you to make the most of the presents you intended to wrap anyway.

Final Words

The finishing touch to your holiday decor is toning things down: everyone loves a little sparkle here and there, but getting rid of garish colors and overstated decor can add that subtle holiday feel to your home.

Where can I find an interior designer near me? Connect with us at Noelle Interiors — a Manhattan Beach interior designer — to set up your home in the right spirit. You can also look through our projects for a flavor of our designs.