I love Christmas but I can't say I love all the Green, Red and glitz that goes with it.  I have a very monochromatic simple style and like to continue it through my Christmas decorating.

This year I decided on a black & white Christmas and left the fake trees in storage, opting for a real mini tree to fit in the lovely tall plant stand on display In the living room.

I wrapped gifts in our 2015 stendig calendar paper and finished them off with twine and twigs. The kids helped me decorate with little bells and white ornaments and I then wrapped little string lights around our little tree....which is also a great toddler option as all decorations are out of reach!

My favourite touches are the gold moon sitting above the tree and crowned swan sitting upon the gifts for a minimal festive touch.


I love gaining inspiration from other blogs, Pinterest etc and save ideas for the following year.  Here are some easy styling tips and tricks for a minimal, stylish Christmas.

-Less is more! Don't get caught up in all hype, stick with one or two colours and follow through from tree decorating to wrapping etc.

-Simple florals/twigs, buds and bells can make great present decorations.

-A floating balloon always adds a fun festive touch and also makes for good Xmas photos.

-Try to plan and budget presents early and if you have a theme in mind for the following year, buy up at the sales and store away!

For more gorgeous event & family lifestyle from Brie, visit her BLOG and INSTAGRAM @beebeesxthree.

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Plant stand and pot from Koskela | Gold moon, crowned swan and lights from My Messy Room | Balloons from Balloon Inflation | Xmas tags from Kikki k | Goodies sack from Pop Factory | Flamingo from Leo and Bella