Tips for Decorating a Small Space for the Holidays

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Adding holiday decor to your home makes the season seem all the more festive, but many of us live in spaces that don’t allow for overblown holiday greenery. No room for a Christmas tree? No mantel? No staircase for a garland? No problem. There are many things you can do to spruce up your home for the holiday season, without cramping your style or space. Here are a few!

Deck the Windows

Hanging garlands with pine boughs, ornaments, or paper cutouts around or across your window is a cute way to dress up your space without taking up precious floor space. Depending on how you hang the decorations, you can enjoy them from the outside as well!

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Utilize Side Tables

If you don’t have a grand dining table, do not worry! Coffee and side tables are a great place to create seasonal vignettes of any kind without taking up too much real estate.

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Common Scents

Smelling the holidays is almost just as important as seeing it. Pomanders, gingerbread, pine boughs, or a simple scented candle can fill your home with the essence of the season and takes up minimal space.

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Tabletop Tree

Even if you won’t be at your home for the holidays, it’s still nice to have a tree. Something about it just makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside! But many homes simply cannot accommodate a full-sized tree. So take a few branches and create your own Christmas tree bouquet or invest in a mini-tabletop version. We love this option from Urban Outfitters for less than $25!

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Front Door

Make sure to give your guests a warm holiday greeting by decorating your front door. Anything from a simple wreath to a DIY hanging decoration will do the trick.

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Let There Be Light

Never, and I mean never, underestimate the power of twinkle lights and holiday spirit! A string of lights wrapped around a doorway or bunched up in glass jars could melt even the Grinch’s heart.

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