How to Decorate a Small Space for the Holiday

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Decorating your home for the holidays can be a fun way to get into the festive spirit. You take out the tree, place your holiday trinkets, and before you know it, your home has become a beautiful winter wonderland. There’s only one small problem. Your tiny dwelling may begin to feel even smaller, and difficult to navigate.

If you live in an apartment or have limited square footage, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on holiday decorations. By using wall space and minimizing your approach, you can still have a beautifully decorated space without feeling overwhelmed. Here are some ways to decorate your small space this holiday season.

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Utilize wall space

Decorating the walls in your home is the perfect way to feel festive without taking up too much space. If you’re not a fan of putting holes in the wall, using washi tape to create a colourful Christmas tree or Menorah is a great alternative.

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Hang things from the ceiling

One of the few spaces we forget to use when decorating is the ceiling! There’s so much space up there, why not use it to your advantage? Create an enchanting sky of paper snowflakes or hang ornaments from clear string to create a magical pathway that will have you looking up.

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Keep tabletop decor simple

Though it can be fun to go all out when decorating your table for a holiday feast, overdoing it can make it feel more cluttered than cute. Keep your tabletop decor simple by adding a few signature pieces, like these Mason jar candle holders.

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Decorate your windows

There are several fun ways to dress up your windows for the holidays. From spraying fake snow around the edges to hanging wreaths from ribbon, your options are limitless! You can even try your hand at making these beautiful Hanukkah window stars that let in a soft, colourful glow when the sun shines through.

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Downsize your Christmas tree

If you insist on having a Christmas tree, consider a smaller version that takes up less space like tabletop trees, which are great for apartments. Alternatively, displaying fresh pine branches in a vase is another excellent way to decorate while giving you a bit more wiggle room.

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Choose a signature piece

Mistletoe is one of those classic pieces everyone recognizes and enjoys. It will also likely get a lot more attention than any other decorations in your space. Guests can enjoy a smooch or admire your DIY skills with this homemade version. Best of all, it’s out of the way and takes up no space at all!

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Swap everyday décor for holiday accents

Chances are you have a throw pillow or two. Swap the covers for these DIY no-sew throw pillows to dress up your room without crowding the space. Adding a faux-fur or cozy knit throw can also turn an everyday sofa into the perfect festive seat.

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Decorate around the edges

Grab your favourite decor materials like garland, lights, and bunting and decorate around the edges. Think doorways, mantels, shelves, windows and railings. The great part about this is that you’re merely dressing an area that already occupies the space and not taking up any extra room!

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