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25 Incredibly Simple Christmas Decorations that are Timeless

Is Christmas decorating too complicated? Take a look at over 25 incredibly simple Christmas decorations. Not only are these ideas quick and easy, but they are also timeless Christmas decorations that will work year after year.

Last week, I shared our Cottage Christmas Home Tour, which is filled with simple Christmas decorating ideas because I’m lazy (or smart? #yourcall) when it comes to seasonal decorating. Of course, many of my blogger friends also have beautiful, simple Christmas decorations in their homes, and I’d love for you to go check out their ideas and Christmas tours, too.

25 Simple Christmas Decorations

As a little more background, when I polled readers back in October, nearly half of the respondents preferred “Simple Christmas Decoration Ideas” over other seasonal blog content. Therefore, this year, I’m hoping to inspire you to decorate simply. 

Simple Christmas Outdoor Decorations

Let’s start in the logical place, our front porch! Entry doors and festive porches are the first impressions of our homes; both all year long and at Christmas.

  • Fill a red wagon with small Christmas trees (p.s. Go see the rest of Angie’s vintage Christmas decorating ideasSeriously. I could have included every photo in this post… so many good ideas)
  • Lean an old wooden sled next to the front door, like the porch in this Cottage Christmas TourChristmas Porch Decorations include a Wood Sled and Pink Flowers in Planters
  • Place a small Christmas Tree in an olive bucket like Kelli did for her Christmas Front Porch
  • Toss cozy flannels, checks, and plaids over rocking chairs like Kelly’s Rustic Christmas Porch
  • Make a DIY Holiday Swag from evergreen clippings, it’s much simpler than making a wreath.
  • If you do want a traditional wreath for the front door, keep it simple and begin with a grapevine wreath, like this Winter Berry Wreath
  • Tuck fresh greenery, pinecones, and ornaments into planters like Mom in Progress did in her Christmas Home Tour
  • Stand a set of old skis on the front porch, wrapped with greenery for a bit of Christmas cheer!

Simple Christmas Indoor Decorations

Now, let’s head indoors and take a look at simple Christmas decorations for the living room, dining room, and more.

I don’t know about you, but all of these inspiring spaces have me in the Christmas mood! Thankfully, it was an early Thanksgiving this year, and there is still plenty of time to decorate. But, if you are stuck decorating last minute — or just want a simple Christmas — these ideas can make your home merry, in no time. 

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25 Simple Christmas Decorations