14 minimal approaches to decorating your home this Christmas gallery

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A simple Christmas banner, mistletoe and beautifully wrapped presents are all you need to make your living room feel festive.

Nutcrackers, Christmas greenery and fairy lights on the mantelpiece will subtly fill your home with holiday cheer without being overwhelming.

A small Christmas tree tucked into the corner of a living room will add a touch of the holidays to a minimalist home.

For those short on space or living in share housing, a Christmas tree on the bedside table will keep you in the Christmas spirit.

Decor in the traditional festive colours of red or green will make your home feel like Christmas, even if you have no other decorations.

Greenery and paper chains on a windowsill will subtly bring Christmas to your kitchen.

Christmas greenery or tinsel wrapped around the balustrade is a classic yet simple decoration for any two storey home.

In the mood for a little bit of DIY? Make your own Christmas ornaments from left over wrapping paper and hang from a coat hook.

A bauble hung on a doorknob is a simple way to bring a touch of Christmas into your home.

Or, if you want to be a little more creative, tie a bunch of mistletoe to a doorknob with some festive ribbon.

Away from family this Christmas? This simple yet chic approach to decorating will be sure to boost your spirits.

Decorating a ladder with ornaments and mistletoe is a creative replacement for a Christmas tree in a minimalist home.

Adding one or two Christmas ornaments to a shelving unit is a no-fuss, method to decorating a room.

Don't forget to leave a treat for Santa and his reindeer this Christmas. This minimal approach to a Christmas tree is perfect for apartment dwellers.

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Sometimes less is more when it comes to Christmas decorations.

For those wary of 'overdoing it' this year, consider taking a minimalist approach to the holiday season.

A festive ribbon, bauble or piece of mistletoe tied around a doorknob adds a subtle touch of Christmas to any room, without feeling overpowering.

Nutcrackers, Christmas greenery and fairy lights on the mantelpiece will subtly fill your home with holiday cheer ...
JANE USSHER

Nutcrackers, Christmas greenery and fairy lights on the mantelpiece will subtly fill your home with holiday cheer without being overwhelming.

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Short on space in your living room? A small Christmas tree tucked discreetly in the corner or the addition of a pillow or a rug in the traditional festive colours of red or green will add just enough holiday cheer to your home.

If in doubt, tinsel wrapped around the balustrade or mantelpiece will always do the trick.

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 - NZ House & Garden

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