Minimalist Elegance Christmas Decor + Video

I can’t wait to show you my minimalist elegance Christmas tour along with a giveaway at the end of this post!

Christmas tree decorated and garland hanging on mantel.

Welcome to my full minimalist, elegance Christmas tour! I’ve shared these posts for Christmas 2019:

Snowy Paris Buildings Printables

Pecan Butter Tart Bars

DIY Wood Bead Christmas Garland

How to Hang Lighted Garland + Video

Scandinavian Style Christmas Table + Video

Holiday Gift Guide

Praline Snickerdoodles

Today is the big home tour where I’ll be sharing my living room Christmas tree and kitchen holiday decor.

I’m also participating in Seasonal Simplicity Christmas tour hosted by my friend Krista of The Happy Housie. If you are coming over from Ashley of Cherished Bliss, welcome! Be sure to visit all the Christmas home tours at the end of this post.

Paris art on wall in gold frames with garland hanging on mantel.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

I pared down my fireplace mantel from previous years with new faux cedar garland.

I found this cedar garland at Canadian Tire but this garland from Pier 1 looks similar. The new look is a nice change!

Four different images of mantel decorated for Christmas.

2016 Christmas mantel

2017 Christmas mantel

2018 Christmas mantel

2019 Christmas mantel

Brass bells hanging on wall by Christmas tree.

I love these large bells hanging on the wall just with a Command Hook.

I’ve had these same Eiffel tower globe ornaments for 5 years now and they are still my favorite.

Christmas tree decorated with bells on wall in background.
Christmas tree with presents with a chair and green pillow next to it.

I love having the holiday wrapping paper out and ready to wrap a gift in the evening. Ribbon on wooden spools look just as pretty as decor.

Presents wrapped with kraft paper and green bow under the tree.

Here are the four ways I’ve decorated the living room for Christmas.

Four images of Christmas tree decorated in same room.

2016 Christmas living room

2017 Christmas living room

2018 Christmas living room


I paired down my decor in the kitchen too and went with natural elements like pine clippings and oranges in this large champagne bucket.

Oranges and greenery in big silver bowl on kitchen counter.
White kitchen, stove, bread boards on counter.

Nothing like fresh baking for a Christmas kitchen!

French bread boards on counter with cookies and bucket with oranges.

I love using vintage champagne buckets for floral arrangements and for these fragrant oranges.

Champagne bucket with oranges and pine clippings.

I’ve edited the open shelves so that we have just our everyday cups and glasses and a few statement decor items.

White open shelves with little greenery trees on display.

shop mini trees

Close-up of mini evergreen tree wrapped in kraft paper.

I found the Christmas garland above the windows from a dollar store. I love the simplicity of them.

White kitchen decorated for Christmas with white sink.
White kitchen with garland above windows.
Big bowl of mandarin oranges and greenery.

Shop the kitchen

Here are the four ways I’ve decorated my kitchen for Christmas.

Four images of Christmas decor on kitchen island in same kitchen.

2016 Christmas kitchen

2017 Christmas kitchen

2018 Christmas kitchen

dining room

I shared two looks and a video of my dining room earlier this week, Scandinavian style.

French chandelier and cane backed chairs in dining room decorated for Christmas.

I love the cedar clippings and simple elegant touches.

Table decorated for Christmas with Christmas tree lights in background. Candles on the table.

The second look involved a beautiful red linen tablecloth. To see the whole tour, click my Scandinavian table here.

Red tablecloth on table, Christmas tree in corner, wreath and advent calendar and bottle brush trees.

dining room sources

Red linen tablecloth | Table runner | plates | gold flatware | napkins | napkin rings | candles – Ikea | ironstone plate – vintage find | wine goblets | water glasses | advent calendar – Home Sense | bottle brush trees | large bottle brush trees – Home Sense, similar | Christmas tree | similar chandeliers

Here are the four ways I’ve decorated my dining room for Christmas.

Four images of same dining room decorated four different ways for Christmas.

2016 Christmas dining room

2017 Christmas dining room

2018 Christmas dining room

2019 Christmas dining room

Jingle bell on old books with bokeh lights in background.

Now be sure to visit Cassie Bustamante to continue the tour and the rest of the beautifully decorated homes at the end of this post!

Be sure to watch my short video on simple and elegant Christmas decor!

Make sure to pin it for later!

Minimalist Elegance Christmas Decor.

Click in Case you Missed:

How to Hang Lighted Garland

How To Hang Lighted Garland graphic.

Plaid Christmas Living Room

Plaid Christmas Living Room graphic.


Christmas blogger tour 1

Taryn Whiteaker Designs ** Just a Girl and Her Blog ** Cherished Bliss ** So Much Better With Age ** Cassie Bustamante

Christmas Blogger Tour 2

Lemon Thistle ** The DIY Mommy ** Love Create Celebrate ** The Handmade Home ** Craftberry Bush

And sharing the rest of this week…


Christmas Blogger tour 3

The Happy Housie ** Shabbyfufu ** Jenna Kate at Home ** Inspiration for Moms ** We’re the Joneses

Christmas Blogger Tour 4

Rambling Renovators ** Home Made Lovely ** My 100 Year Old Home ** Maison de Cinq ** Nick + Alicia


Christmas Blogger tour 5

House by Hoff ** The Tattered Pew ** Clean & Scentsible ** The Turquoise Home ** Rain on a Tin Roof

Christmas Blogger Tour 6

Stacy Risenmay ** This is Our Bliss ** Southern State of Mind ** Styled with Lace ** Life is Better At Home


Grace In My Space ** Rooms For Rent ** Modern Glam ** Happy Happy Nester ** Town and Country Living

Two Twenty One** Place of My Taste ** Life is a Party ** Sincerely, Marie Designs ** Willow Street Interiors


Tatertots and Jello ** A Pretty Life in the Suburbs ** Maison de PaxShe Gave it a Go ** Summer Adams

Amber Tysl ** All Things With Purpose ** Cuter Tudor ** Chrissy Marie Blog ** The Happy Housie

Similar Posts


  1. Your home is stunning. I especially love how you change your mantle out each year. The bells on the wall are a really nice touch too.

  2. Beautiful Christmas tour!!! I have a forty year home and I’m constantly fixing up little things here and there. I’d love to refinish some antique chairs in that deconstructed look to add some character☺️

  3. There’s a glimpse of your area rug in your 2019 Christmas living room picture. I love the color tones. Would you mind telling me where you got it or if you know if it’s still available? I’m definitely liking the simple, relaxed Christmas look. Your home looks great.

  4. Your natural style makes me swoon! I need to maximize space, so looking to winning the decorating books for some new approaches.

  5. The dilemma I have is adding modern touches to a home with antique, vintage pieces. These book would hopefully give lots of inspirations.

    1. Yes! I love the same thing, Mae. I find that keeping things simple (not a lot of clutter) really helps to combine modern with vintage.
      Hugs, Jamie

  6. Everything you do appeals to me, but I’m hoping the pendulum will swing back to a less austere look soon. I still love your 2017 Christmas dining room…and can’t believe that was two years ago! What an amazing giveaway! Count me in! Happy holidays and thanks so much!

  7. Everything looks beautiful and gets better every year! Thank you for sharing your home tour and the previous years too. Merry Christmas Jamie.

  8. I love your minimalist Christmas decor this year, Jamie… you are such an inspiration to me, girl. Your mantle gets an A+… stuuuning!!


  9. I’ve always loved a “fully decorated” look, however, this year, all of a sudden, I feel like there is just too much everywhere and I want a cleaner, less is more approach. I’m still gathering ideas on how to do this and love looking at books filled with ideas.

  10. I have toned down my Christmas decor over the last few years and I love it. I am always looking forward to reading your blog. You are a great inspiration my fellow Canadian. A very merry Christmas to you and your family!

    1. Thanks so much, Louise! And thanks so much for following my blog. I’m loving my pared down Christmas look this year too. It feels more relaxing without so much decorating! Have a wonderful Christmas this year too!
      Hugs, Jamie

  11. I have an open concept kitchen, dining & living area so I’m looking for ways to improve the sight line when decorating so it looks cohesive. Merry Christmas!

  12. Not sure how to enter the contest but here’s the post comment! I love how your “look” changes but remains true to your love for the French look and feel, Jamie! I too am a lover of that style, the way that a few simple but beautiful items really up the ante. I have paired back too, in my store, C’est Cheese Please! I have a look that I call “In The Garden” with topiaries (Rosemary, lavender and that lovely pop of a Lemon Cyprus), a few bottle brush Christmas trees and white cyclamen and white mini poinsettias. Along with marble cheese boards and this gorgeous green throw, it looks quiet and festive but simple and could take one through the winter season whilst we dream of spring and the garden waking up! A new book to be inspired by through the wintery nights would be a lovely thing to look forward to the New Year too! I also love the prints and will download those, thank you so much! Have a wonderful Christmas, Jamie with your now husband!!

    1. Thanks Wendi, what a sweet comment. Your look ‘In the Garden’ sounds lovely. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family too!
      Hugs, Jamie

  13. Amazing decor! It’s beautiful and elegance at the same time! I love the color tones, the rustic look and the simplicity of the decorations. Therefor, your post will be featured on You’re The Star – Creative features! Thank you for linking up at You’re The Star Blog Hop!

    Decor Craft Design – Creative Co-Host

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.