A small home doesn’t mean you have to ditch the seasonal decor, you just have to be a little more creative with designing your holiday decorating to suit your space. From tree alternatives to window decor, try these space-saving designs for the holidays.
Ditch The Christmas Tree
Celebrating Christmas in a small space means you might not have room for the seven-foot pine of your dreams but that doesn’t mean you can’t show off your favorite ornaments. Display your collection in a large glass or crystal bowl.
There’s no need to take up valuable walking space to show the Christmas spirit in your tiny home. Keep floors clutter-free and bring cheer into your space by displaying festive accents around the perimeter of the room. Try dangling a ribbon-clad wreath in front of your built-in bookcase or drape it flush against your kitchen cabinets
Set the Table
Even if you aren’t expecting guests soon, setting the table with seasonal accents will certainly put your dining room or eat-in kitchen in the holiday spirit.
Set The Mood
Candles are excellent lighting options for small spaces, which can be overwhelmed by overhead lights or oversized floor lamps. Their small footprint is a plus, too. Candlelight is a great way to add a festive touch without forfeiting legroom. String lights hung from the walls and ceilings are another unobtrusive option but whatever you do, pick warm-toned lights. Fluorescent bulbs aren’t very festive.
Use Gifts As A Decor
Beautifully wrapped gifts are not only a treat for the recipient, they can also double as holiday decor till time for gifting.
Use Scent As A Decor
During the holiday, your home’s aroma is as valuable as its tablescape (as long as you don’t go overboard). We recommend filling small bowls with potpourri or just oranges stuck with cloves. It’s almost like background music. Looking for something subtler? Hang your wreath on the inside of your front door and enjoy the gentle pine fragrance.
Show your holiday spirit to the world. String snowflakes and snowballs on cord or fishing line and fill a window with them.
Use Unconventional Methods
Dress your door in style. Wrap a wreath form with a marabou feather boa and add your favorite embellishment. Choose a wide coordinating ribbon for hanging.
Maximise The Use Of Walls
Using wall space is the easiest way to decorate for Christmas in a small space. (And fortunately, it doesn’t have to be pricey!) Simply buy damage-free hooks and replace current art with Christmas art, fill frames with Christmas quotes or photos, display the kid’s holiday artwork, or hang wreaths and greenery. And never underestimate the power of a paper fan.
Keep Colours In Check
The holidays don’t force you to go overboard with red and green and metallic. Plus, in a small space, it’s even more imperative to risk the urge to overload your home with color. Keep colours to a minimum.
With every inch of the floor occupied by people, chairs, or tables, there’s never a better opportunity to take advantage of your ceiling—a surprisingly good spot for holiday decor.