A round-up of beautiful and inspiring modern or minimal Christmas decor that still feels extra cozy. Bring on the hygge.Featured image: Rowen & Wren.
If I’m honest, I don’t even know why I’m focusing so much on Christmas decor this year. At this very moment — curled up on the sofa, faux-fur blanket snaked around my legs, the picture of Cozy Incarnate — I’m staring at a box, caving in, with a TV on it. Yep. Box-furniture. A seemingly constant staple in the Pollard household these days, as we attempt to fill our space with what feels like all the furniture in the world.
Our Christmas tree (fake, which I know is terrible for the environment, but ugh, moving is the worst) is the only decor in our living room. That, and a dying poinsettia. Which I insist on placing bold, front-and-centre on whatever table we have, each and every year. Perhaps to watch it wither and die, reminding me of my lack-of-Green-thumb? A bit of metaphorical existentialism of my failed resolutions for yet another year? Mostly because it’s pretty and red, I think. But seriously. HOW DO PEOPLE GROW THESE THINGS? SHARE THY WAYS.
Maybe our post-move transition period is why I’m so fixated on beautiful Christmas decor this year. Not necessarily for me to recreate, but just to gaze at, longingly, in a Pinterest-fuelled binge. Nothing says ‘feeling at home’ quite like the winter season, and making your home beautifully festive can help you find appreciation for your home like never before.
My interior style bridges somewhere between Scandi-filled hygge (bring me all the cozy) and minimal, black-and-white cleanness. Often, these two styles are complementary. But if solely going for the latter, you may feel that a totally minimalist look will lose the sense of cozy comfort.
Well, my friends, Pinterest is here to prove you wrong. Here are six ideas — thanks to the wonder that is Pinterest — for achieving modern and minimal Christmas decor that’s still epically cozy.
Enjoy! If you need me, you’ll find me making a box-fort.