No matter how small your space is, these Christmas decoration ideas and DIY Christmas decor tips will make your home cozy and merry for the holidays.
If your home or apartment’s square-footage has you thinking small for Christmas decorations, think again. You can “think big” even in a small space and create a place that feels like home for Christmas. The comfort and joy of Christmas isn’t limited to blueprint measurements. In fact, you can create that magical feeling of Christmas in your small space without feeling crammed, or overwhelmed. With these beautiful, space-saving holiday decoration tips, your space will feel like home for the holidays before the jolly old man comes to town!
Just like Charlie Brown said, “I never thought it was such a little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.” Well, Charlie was right. A Christmas tree doesn’t have to be 9 feet tall to be considered a real Christmas tree. It can have one branch or 15 branches, it can be real or fake, or it can be fresh sprigs of greenery cut from the yard and set in a vase. All your festive plant needs is a little love with lights, garlands, or ornaments to be a good Christmas tree. An excellent space-saving idea is to set a small tree on the mantle. Set the decorations in a plaid or weave basket to hide the base and add height.
If you plan to spend money to buy gifts for loved ones, you might as well use them for pretty decor instead of as a pile of clutter, right? The next time you’re at the store, find lovely wrapping paper that will nicely accent your holiday decor. Set the wrapped gifts on the floor by the fire, under the tree, or on the mantle for props and decoration. It’s a great visual way to add height, color, and texture.
There’s no better time for ambiance and twinkle lights than throughout the Christmas season. In a small space, lighting is essential (and easy) to make your home feel warm and welcoming. To do this, add metallic vases and candles on the mantle at varying heights. Set twinkle lights inside the vases for that magical glow. If you prefer candles, find candles that smell like Christmas (here are six). There’s nothing quite like the unique smells of Christmas! If you don't have a fireplace, you can get an electric, portable mantle like the one used here (From $400; homedepot.com). Make sure to turn it on to set a cozy mood.
One of the easiest ways to decorate for Christmas in a small space is to use wall space. This doesn’t have to be a fancy or expensive task. 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. These plaid paper fans have a refined look when combined with modern hoop wreaths and greenery. Whatever you do, keep that wall feeling festive!
Just like an outfit needs accessories, such as shoes and jewelry, a mantle (or room) also needs some accessory lovin’. Use items you already own, or make DIY decor to bring the holiday to life. Here are some ways to accessorize: