How to bring minimalist style to your Christmas decor

Soft greens and clean lines will bring a sense of calm to the busy Christmas period. Discover how you can bring minimalist style to your festive decor


How to bring minimalist style to your Christmas decor

Minimalists and meditative types will love this calm dining room setting, which features sleek details and styling. We’ve created a tonal colour scheme using several soft greens, adding occasional darker pops to bring out the green of the tree. In keeping with the minimal look, the table setting is simple, with just a touch of greenery.


DIY decor

We used Resene testpots in ‘Laurel’, ‘Tasman’, ‘Half Forest Green’, ‘Celtic’ and ‘Spanish Green’ to turn inexpensive polystyrene balls into simple, eye-catching decorations. To fasten the balls to the tree, make nylon loops and push them into the balls with coloured push pins.



When painting baubles, stick a long skewer into them so they are easy to hold.

Get the look

Muuto 70/70 table, $3258, Muuto Fiber chairs, $695 each, Muuto Ambit light, $595, Muuto Restore basket, $185, all from Bauhaus; Martino Gamper Arnold Circus stools, $230 each, Menu bottle grinder set, $139, all from Simon James Concept Store; Tapas wine glass, $12.90, Torch votive, $19.90, Orla small marble bowl, $54.90, all from Country Road; Ay Illuminate glass, $52, from Tessuti; Apothecary candle in gardenia, $42, from Annise Designs; bottle vases, $45 small, $95.50 large, linen napkin, $15.90, all from French Country; cutlery, $25 a set, from Kmart; Sorrento dinner plates, $13.95 each, from Freedom; unpainted polystyrene balls, $2 for six, from Look Sharp; flowers and greenery from Blush Flowers. Wall and floor painted in Resene ‘Tasman’. Tree, stylist’s own.

Words by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Melanie Jenkins.

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