Enjoy the Simpler Side of Christmas Decorations
You don't have to go all out to show some holiday cheer; here are great decorating ideas for the minimalist or modernist
Houzz contributor & founder/ principal designer at KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors. We're a Chicago based interiors firm specializing in kitchens & baths – the rooms which often begin as the focal point of many of the projects we design & manage. We create a link for our clients between the design process & the construction process which is often missing & we offer tailored interior design services for adjacent rooms or whole houses depending on the scope of the project. We love to mix styles and make our spaces feel like they "grew there" and were collected over time. We also offer e-decorating services through our company Design in a Bag. Visit me at http://kitchenlabdesign.com http://designinabag.com Our work has been featured in Kitchen and Bath Ideas Magazine, Dream Kitchens,...
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I’m no scrooge...I love Christmas and holiday decor. But I like it a bit more on the restrained side. Natural greenery, wreaths, candles, silver, gold and white ... white bee lights only for me please! If you're like me and appreciate the simpler side of holiday decorating, here are a few ideas.
You can't get more simple than this white-on-white design with Scandinavian modern flair. I love a good decked-out Christmas tree (all white lights of course), but I love bare branches with ornaments even more.
Last year we had a rosemary topiary bush that we decorated with ornaments, but my favorite is still the bare branches with minimal ornaments.
A few simple wreaths are more than enough to say Christmas. It's not always necessary to bang people over the head with it by having decorations covering every available surface.
Lovi Birch Wood Christmas Tree - $92
This is adorable and perfect for a modern or minimalist abode. Stick a star on top, or a few ornaments or leave it bare — it still stays Christmas to me!
I have a thing for green plants in urns, and I have a thing for burlap. This is cute, crafty and minimal all at the same time. Decorating the mantel is a timeless tradition, so coming up with new ways to do it is a welcome sight.
This is a great-looking holiday table. There are a few random ornaments here and there ... and that wonderful wreath light fixture above the table.
The simple bud vase and the green, black, silver and natural linen palette are festive and tasteful at the same time.
Delicate Wooden Snowflake Christmas Tree Ornament by Quite Alright - $12.50
I couldn't resist this modern wood ornament, especially on the bare tree branch.
Fa La La Burlap Pillow by Ramona Owen Designs - $22