7 Holiday decorationg ideas for small spaces
Don't have room to deck the halls? Don't worry—we've got seven ideas to spruce up your small space.
RAISE UP THE TREE
Don't feel pressured to shove a too-big tree into your small living room. Instead, choose a smaller tree, and raise it up on a platform. That way, you get the perceived size and commanding presence of a larger tree without taking up so much floor space. For inspiration, look at Happy At Home's small tree: Raised off the ground, it's much less intrusive without sacrificing the holiday spirit.
...OR FORGO THE TREE ALTOGETHER
But who needs a tree, really? The symbol alone says "Christmastime," so don't feel pressured to provide a tree at all if you don't have space.Justina Blakely went ahead and painted a tree on her wall, but there are dozens of alternatives: Pin garlands or string lights on your wall in the shape of a tree, stack up books, or just sketch out the outline on a chalkboard wall. No matter what you do, your home will still feel more festive.
FOCUS ON THE SCENT
Smell goes a long way towards setting an atmosphere, and filling your home with holiday scents can make it seem like you've decorated—even if you didn't. This recipe for a cranberry & cinnamon stovetop potpourri from Rachel Schultz will make your home smell like Christmas all season long.
USE YOUR WINDOWS
If you don't have much space elsewhere, take advantage of open window space to hang holiday decor. Large (or even small) windows are the perfect place to hang wreaths, ornaments, or garlands. For inspiration, check out blogger Simple Stylings dining room windows.
SWAP OUT YOUR STANDARD DECOR
Instead of adding more, change out what you have. One idea: Swap your normal throw pillows for holiday-themed ones, like these DIY pillows from Style Me Pretty. Of course, no need to do it yourself. Feel free to grab your favorite plush holiday pillows—or throws, or bedding—from the store.
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE CEILINGS
Ceilings are a great place to hang holiday garlands or lights you might not have use for elsewhere—see the porch from Los Rodríguez Life for inspiration. Not only will utilizing your ceiling space add some seasonal pizazz, but it will make your home feel cozier, which is perfect for these chilly evenings.
GO ALL OUT ON THE DOOR
Really hurting for space? One thing we've all got: A door. If you've got no room for decorations, don't be afraid to go wild on your front door. You'll feel a burst of holiday cheer whenever you come home, and your guests (and neighbors) will never doubt your dedication to the season. We love Small Measure's subtle snowflake door for inspiration.
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