Posted by Greenpark on November 29 / 2019
Go small when choosing your tree
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Christmas trees are often very large and take up lots of space. Choosing a smaller than average tree, either real or artificial, will not only help save floor space, but will also leave the room feeling more comfortable overall and give you more room to breathe.
Choose the bare essentials for ornaments
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While it can be hard to choose your favourite ornaments and lights for your tree, using only the ones you absolutely can’t do without will help cut back on clutter and will make it much easier to take everything down once Christmas has come to an end.
Consider a Christmas tree alternative
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There are plenty of crafty, beautiful and simple alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree. Hang lots of mini tree cut-outs, create a wall tree by arranging pine branches from shortest to longest or creating the shape of a tree with a string of lights, or maybe even just hang a single branch with ornaments on it! There are tons of creative ways to get around having to put up a tree without losing the festive flair.
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Fairy lights have been everywhere for the past few years. If you’re looking for a simple way to add a little holiday cheer to your home without overdoing it, a string of fairy lights will go a long way and take up little space. They also come in an array of beautiful colours and shapes.
Make use of window space
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Hanging decorations in your windows or putting them on windowsills is a great way to save space. Not only will they interact beautifully with the light, but when visible from outside, they’ll also act as exterior decorations.
Get some free décor from outside
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Take a few minutes to wander outside and collect some pinecones and fallen branches. Organized the right way on a pretty dish or in a vase and you have yourself a truly minimalist centrepiece or accent! (And as long as you don’t pick them from the tree, they’re environmentally friendly too!)
Consider what goes under the tree
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Beautiful, simply wrapped packages look gorgeous under every kind of tree. Use plain brown or cream paper to wrap parcels, replace ribbon with string, and accent every gift with a spring of eucalyptus or pine for a gentle pop of colour.
Choose only specific areas to decorate
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Decorating the whole home can be time consuming, expensive, overwhelming and can make the home feel cluttered. Rather than letting your decorations spill into every room, designate certain areas or zones where you will have decorations and keep them confined to those spaces.
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Candles are one of the easiest ways to make a room feel festive without taking up tons of space. Placing a few candles on a tray or mat on a table will help them feel purposefully placed and anchored to the space, and makes them easy to move if you decide to bring the holiday spirit into a different room. You can also find tons of great holiday-inspired candles that will disperse a cheerful scent throughout your home.
Whether you’re trying to optimize the space in your home or simply prefer a more simplified décor style, these minimalist tips are sure to inspire. Follow us and share your minimalist holiday décor photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!