How to Decorate a Minimalist Christmas Tree
Updated January 13, 2024
In this post, I’m sharing my best tips when it comes to decorating a minimalist Christmas tree!
To achieve a minimalist Christmas tree look, less is more! Thankfully, this makes decorating for Christmas a lot easier and faster. The decor that you choose to bring into your home should make a big impact while feeling effortless, simple, and beautiful.
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- Picking the Right Christmas Tree
- Tips for Setting Up Your Tree
- How to Decorate a Minimalist Christmas Tree
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Picking the Right Christmas Tree
The type of Christmas tree itself is really important because it (obviously) sets the foundation for the whole look and style.
We absolutely love our Target 7 foot balsam fir flocked Christmas tree for its subtle blue-green color, which gives it more of a neutral base compared to other regular green trees.
One of my FAVORITE things about this faux Christmas tree is that the balsam fir branches add so much dimension and already have a lot of visual interest to it.
This makes it super simple to decorate because you don’t need to add much more to it – it’s already beautiful on its own!
For reference, our Christmas tree is 7 feet tall and we have 9-foot ceilings in our home.
We bought our tree years ago and it often sells out on Target – if that happens, you can check out an amazing alternative we found below!
With over 9,000 reviews, this flocked Christmas tree offers great value for the price, along with high ratings on Amazon!
For more options, check out this post for a roundup of the best flocked Christmas trees, including our best budget pick and best luxury tree to splurge on!
A Side Note About Flocked Trees…
Yes, it will make a mess when you set it up and the white stuff will be all over the floor, but that’s to be expected and you can easily just vacuum it up. After setting up the tree, we don’t have problems with the flock getting everywhere because we don’t touch the tree much after.
Best Tips For Setting Up a Christmas Tree:
- Starting from the base, fluff as you go. This will help you easily reach the deeper parts towards the middle of the tree, making the fluffing process go quickly and efficiently, compared to fluffing everything after you assemble the whole tree.
- To make the tree look as full as it can be, look for spots that look a little bare and bend a branch toward that area to fill it.
- Optional: add some twinkle lights or fairy lights placed toward the center of the tree for some extra magic!
5 Simple Ways to Decorate a Minimalist Christmas Tree:
1) Minimalist Tree Topper
Our favorite tree topper is this Moravian star Christmas tree topper from Amazon that lights up, giving a beautiful glow at the top. It comes with green zip ties to secure the tree topper to the Christmas tree.
When it’s not lit, the tree topper is just a simple white star, adding to the whole modern minimalist look.
We’ve used this exact Moravian star tree topper for our tree for years and love the simple minimalist look!
2) Red Berry Picks
Adding red berry picks throughout the Christmas tree gives a nice pop of color against the flocked blue-green tree foundation. We used a total of 8 berry picks throughout, but you can use however many or little you’d like!
We got ours from Target last year and can’t seem to find the exact ones again, but I linked a few similar options below.
3) Simple Neutral Ornament Color Scheme
After adding the berry picks, we then put up ornaments filling in the rest of the space. The number of ornaments we put up is definitely very minimal, focusing first on our white ornaments and then filling in the rest with a mix of gold, copper, and muted green ornaments.
4) Yearly Dated Ornaments
Every year, we finish off the tree with personal mementos and started this tradition of putting up a photo in these yearly dated Pottery Barn ornaments to commemorate our favorite highlight of that year to remember.
I purchase a new Pottery Barn dated ornament every year and it’s so rewarding to look back on all our favorite family memories over the years! I always buy the same round and white ornament version to create a consistent look.
Every year, I buy this Pottery Barn dated ornament and print out a favorite memory from the past year to highlight and remember throughout the years!
5) Christmas Tree Collar
Christmas tree collars have risen in popularity over the past few years since you don’t have to worry about the tree skirt getting messed up from presents or kids.
We love this affordable Amazon tree collar since it comes in multiple pieces that make it easy to store away when the season is over.
To browse more tree collar options, check out this post on the best Christmas tree collars!
I hope you were able to gather some inspiration and ideas for decorating your Christmas tree! When it comes to holiday decor, I personally love a less-is-more approach and focusing on understated simplicity.
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