Simple Christmas Decor Ideas


Decorating is one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season. But it can get a bit overwhelming with how much there is to do and with the pressure to decorate and celebrate a certain way. These past few years I have started focusing on keeping everything more simple and to just add a few Christmas touches to my space. It’s more about adding a few decor pieces and less about decorating. If it can all be a little overwhelming for you too or you just want to keep things simple this year, here are a few of my favorite simple Christmas decor touches you can add to your space!

Small Wreath or Garland

A small wreath or garland is perfect for adding some greenery indoors. You can even make your own using what you have in your own backyard or with the extra pieces from your Christmas tree.

Mini Green Trees

One thing about Christmas decorations that I am not a fan of is how glittery everything is. These green trees are a great touch if you want something festive without the glitter. If you do want a little bit of glittery then I suggest giving Target a try!

Mini Houses

There’s just something about mini houses that is just really cute and they seem to be everywhere recently. They are great for putting on your mantle, on bookcases, or making your own mini Christmas village.

Christmas Banner

One of my favorite decor pieces is simple Christmas banners. They are great for hanging on the fireplace or over your bed to add a little bit of festive cheer.

Plaid or Festive Colored Pillows & Blankets

Instead of buying pillows that scream Christmas, try adding a few pillows or blankets that have a festive vibe. Think plaids, dark reds, greens, navy blue, whites, and grey. This way you can still use them during the rest of winter and it adds a bit more coziness to your space.


Even though they aren’t necessarily the most festive item, I love adding more candles around my space in December. My favorite scents are a subtle Christmas tree scent that isn’t too sweet or a simple vanilla candle. Add a few unscented candles too to make everything a bit cozier.

String Lights

Perfect for adding some coziness to your space at night. I usually get mine from the 1-10 dollar section at Target.

I hope this gave you some inspiration for making your space feel more cozy and Christmasy during this time of year! Don’t feel that you have to buy something or that you have to decorate for Christmas in a certain way. This time of year is all about doing what is best and feels right for you.

31 responses to “Simple Christmas Decor Ideas”

  1. Your flat look so beautiful and festive with these decorations. I love how simple and gorgeous in the same time there are. You have amazing taste and style. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. Mica says:

    It looks so festive! I like the mini green trees, I might pick up something like that in the post-Christmas sales for next year! It’s our first Christmas in our new house and I’m loving how much space we have an opportunities to decorate, but trying not to go overboard as hubby doesn’t like decorating for Christmas much, ha!

    Hope that you are having a good week 🙂 We have a Christmas party today I’m really looking forward to!

  3. Radi says:

    Oh I like the small wreath hanging. Too cute! And lights are always a nice touch to add!

  4. That Christmas banner is so adorable! I love all your festive touches. I always love using string lights as well.

  5. Ivana Split says:

    Great minimal Christmas decorations. I love mini houses and green trees. I have one tiny wood Christmas tree decoration that I love. Sometimes less is more.

  6. Simone says:

    Loving your festive decoration! I have so many candles, I just love the lights and the scent. Your mini houses are so cute!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  7. Gabrielle says:

    These are all such sweet ideas, I particularly love your little wreath – that’s such a sweet touch and nod to the festive season! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far 🙂 x

  8. @belmelange says:

    Love these ideas! So lovely !

    Elifnaz |

  9. Yara Mabote says:

    Loving the minimal take on the Christmas decor. Simple but significant 🙂

  10. Jill says:

    I love your simple Christmas decor! I always find decorating really fun, but I also feel extremely overwhelmed in a space that has way too many decorations. Your mini wreath is so cute!


  11. Marina W says:

    Simply love the way you styled this outfit, you look incredible!
    Happy Holidays girl x

    – Marina W

  12. Quinn says:

    I so agree with all of this – decorating can be very overwhelming! I love the look of simple greenery and candles. Those little houses you have out are just so adorable! I also love those string lights. A perfectly simple & chic Christmas, Kara!


  13. We actually didn’t get a tree this year, so I did little decorations like this around the house for a bit of festivity!

  14. Allie Mackin says:

    Yes it can be a little overwhelming. But so fun. I just add live garland, out up small tree and extra lights and I am good to go. Simple but festive. Love your style, your flat is great as is your holiday decorations!

    Allie of

  15. Jamila says:

    I love the festive lights, christmas banners and wreath… definitely adds a nice touch to your space as it would to any room. I am a bit late to putting my Christmas lights up so I might just use this opportunity to do that. Thanks for the post –

  16. Missy May says:

    Your place looks festive perfect and cosy, Kara. All I have in my house is my decorated indoor plant as a Christmas tree. We’re really not too fussed about Christmas. Ha!

  17. Ashley says:

    I love your decor- it’s perfect and minimal and super chic. Those little flocked burlap trees from Target are so cute- I had to snag a few! They totally dress up a side table. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  18. Margot says:

    I love how you kept it simple. It’s really pretty !
    The little houses are everything !

  19. adi says:

    These are all amazing ideas! Thanks for sharing. Loved ’em!
    Adi xx |

  20. Hi Kara
    I made myself my Christmas decor, but I loved your simple ideas, The little trees, the string lights, the candles, I think that decor is beautiful!!

  21. Tania says:

    I love the details in you decor darling! My favorite are the mini Christmas trees :)) I actually have a few myself. They make me smile! Another thing before I go, I LOVE the way you shot your decor.


  22. Jessica says:

    Your place looks so cute and cozy dear!

    Jessica |

  23. Nina says:

    Simple but cool decor dear!! Good job!
    Have a wonderful day! xx

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  24. jasna says:

    Such great ideas hon, I decorate the same way 🙂 xx

  25. Ivana Split says:

    just stopping by to wish you a lovely day!

  26. Kinga K says:

    Simple but pretty <3

  27. Gemma says:

    This is so lovely and my style totally. Have done similar this year too.
    Gemma x

  28. Tina says:

    Such cute ideas – I’m just in general a fan of candles and christmas lights 🙂


  29. Vanessa says:

    I’m all about minimalism and these look so cute! Love it!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  30. Kathrin says:

    Everything looks beautiful. These are all great ways to decorate! I was really hoping to do more decorating this year and these little touched seem like a great place to start!

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  31. Lovely says:

    Loving the minimal look hun looks beautiful!