Minimalistic decor for Christmas

A friend texted me the other say to say she loved my little video for setting the table with John Lewis but could I give her some ideas about minimalistic decor as her own style and home are not up for over the top ornaments, garlands and all the festive paraphernalia we usually see in the shops? Could I point her towards luxe-looking, not crazy expensive decorations that are simple yet effective? Well, in fact, I could (and did).

While minimalism is not a style that you will see around my home, it is definitely popular and has its own benefits. For Christmas, it can be as effective without being overwhelming.


Nothing sets the mood for festivities better than lighting. With minimalistic decor you can forget about the colourful fairy lights and instead opt for tiny - non-blinking - string lights around branches or in glass domes.

Dark winter nights are synonymous with lit candles, spreading light and warmth in the home. This hanging decoration holds a tea light and may be hung in the window, on a door, or from the ceiling. The simple round shapes have a contemporary expression so that you may want to use it all-year round.

Another instant classic you will use every December and throughout the year is this multifunctional and minimalistic candle holder is made from all natural materials and will look beautiful whether you put it directly on a table or hang it from the ceiling in the removable leather strings.

This candle holder displays an exercise in mastering the art of balance with each part counterweighing the other to reach a moment of tranquil stillness. The geometrical shapes are both sculptural and functional elements, as the arch may be used as a handle to carry the candle holder. Alternatively try this modern interpretation of the classic chamberstick.


Laser-cut from smoked oak with carefully thought-out details that balance horizontal lines with circles, this winter tree is set on a slender stem and round base for an elegant look. Combine with other decorative objects (like this sold brass tree) from the series to create your own winter wonderland.


These Christmas ornaments will update your collection of holiday decorations with a contemporary interpretation. In three different geometric shapes, the papercuts are little gems of modern decorations and look nicely on the Christmas tree or a branch during winter time. Styling tip: find a relatively big branch and hang it over your dining table, then decorate with these for a large size winter mobile.


Christmas stockings are a crucial part of many families’ traditions. Made of velvet and in four different modern colours, the ferm LIVING stocking adorns the home through the holiday. Hang it on the bed post, fireplace, staircase, or wherever your family’s tradition wishes, and wait to see what Santa brings.


Wrap gifts in style with beautifully crafted wrapping paper. Packaged as a book comprising sheets of double-sided paper in contemporary colourways, ferm LIVING’s signature prints lend on-trend design to every gift. Make gift giving a unique and joyous experience with this beautiful gift wrap. Pair with ferm LIVING’s gift tags for a stylish finishing touch.

Gift Wrapping Book, Eur 16 | Gift Tags (set of 5) EUR 4 | Wrapping string Eur 9

Table decor

Minimalistic decor can be enhanced in the dining room with the use of plain linen table clothes and napkins, with eucalyptus stems, brass candle holders and white taper candles. Serve your drinks with a touch of Christmas - throw in a few pomegranate seeds or rosemary for example.


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