I love to create a cozy atmosphere with a simplistic style. While my roots lean towards a modern farmhouse style, I’ve been incorporating more mid century modern elements for the past year. This is my first year decorating with the mid century Christmas style in mind, and I had so much fun! Learn how to style mid century modern Christmas decorations that aren’t cold or sterile!
Holiday House Tours
Today I’m joining up on a holiday house tour with many talented bloggers! Make sure to head to their Christmas home tours via the links at the end of this post to be inspired by many styles! I always enjoy taking a virtual tour of people’s holiday decorations, and I hope you do as well!
Mid Century Modern Christmas Living Room
My living room is my favorite space to decorate for Christmas. While I didn’t go all out with a mid century modern Christmas tree, I did enjoy incorporating some modern elements into my decor. I love the look of a sparse Charlie brown tree to bring in that Scandinavian element, but I can’t resist a full tree if I have the chance!
My goal for my Christmas living room was to be able to keep it simple while creating a cozy environment. Since many mid century modern Christmas decorations are very simple, I just kept the theme of simplicity in mind as I styled this space.
Key Elements of Simple & Cozy Mid Century Modern Christmas Decor
The first area I added touches of mid century style to is our large window.
Create a Focal Point
The simple style of the hoop wreaths is a beautiful focal point for the room. It brings attention to the outside without overpowering the space.
Next, I added a simple single strand of lighting, which you can find all the details on in this post, and then topped it with my favorite faux garland.
I love how it dresses up the space while remaining simplistic and subdued.
Keep the Knick Knacks to a Minimum
Once I had my focal point established, I decided to only display a few key pieces on my mid century cabinetry.
I always love to add in bits of vintage to my decor, no matter what the main style is that I’m going for. This year, I found this massive marble mortar and pestle at an antique store and I think it’s perfect for displaying neutral Christmas ornaments.
I also added some mid century touches with vintage glass that is probably from the 50s or 60s to help create a magical glow under the twinkle lights.
I love keeping a simple focal point on the wall with this beautiful sign as a reminder of why we celebrate the Christmas season. You can use code GRACEINMYSPACE20 for 20% off all the beautiful signs Joyfully Said has to offer!
Simplify Your Christmas Tree
The final step to keeping your mid century modern Christmas decorations simplistic yet cozy is to keep your Christmas tree simple. Like I said above, I love the look of a sparse tree, but if you enjoy a fuller tree like I do, keep it simple with minimal ornaments!
I simply draped chunky yarn and beaded garlands on my tree to dress it up while keeping it simple. Then, I used two simple glitter picks to cascade down the side for a little flare.
I love adding a bit of warmth to the Christmas tree with a woven tree collar as well.
Shop Christmas and Living Room Sources
I hope you enjoyed a little tour of my mid century modern Christmas decorations this year! Make sure to check out all of my Christmas decor ideas this season, starting with some of my favorites below!
- Christmas Mantel Tutorial
- How to Decorate a Christmas Kitchen that Remains Functional
- Christmas Star Decoration Display
- 5 Ways to Use Fairy Lights
- How to Make Christmas Tree Art
- Festive Holiday Area Rugs
- 3 Easy Ways to Style Kitchens for Christmas
And, if you’re looking for decor sources, you can find the shoppable links for items like these oversized ornament candles, below!
My Christmas pillows are all from With Lavender and Grace! You can use code GRACE15 for 15% off her beautiful handmade pillows.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my home. Stay tuned for many more Christmas tours over the next two weeks and make sure to check out my friends’ beautiful tours below!
22 Beautiful Holiday Home Tours
Cozy Christmas Kitchen // Modern Glam
A Pink Gingerbread Christmas Home Tour // The Ginger Home
Christmas Home Tour Part 2 // Finding Lovely
Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas // Jennifer Maune
Mid Century Modern Christmas Styling // Grace In My Space
Elegant and Cozy Christmas Bedroom // Styled With Lace
Flocked Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas // Maison de Pax
Decorating Ideas For Your Bedroom // My Sweet Savannah
Rustic Copper and Gold Christmas Decorating Ideas // Sanctuary Home Decor
Christmas Touches In The Kitchen // Sincerely, Marie
Minimal Kitchen and Dining Room Christmas Decor // Inspiration For Moms
and Sharing Friday…
Decorating Like the Movie Elf // Happy Happy Nester
Our Home at Christmastime // Lemon Grove Lane
Modern Cozy Scandinavian Style Christmas // Your Marketing BFF
Hygge Scandinavian Christmas Bedroom // Hallstrom Home
Cozy Christmas Living Room Decor // My 100 Year Old Home
Blue, Burgundy and Brown Christmas Living Room // A Blue Nest
Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen // The Happy Housie
Farmhouse Christmas Tour // Thistlewood Farms
Christmas House Tour // Craftberry Bush
Cozy Christmas Time // Dreaming of Homemaking
Cozy Christmas Living Room Decor // Twelve on Main