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10 Tips Christmas Decorating Ideas For Small Spaces

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10 Tips Christmas Decorating Ideas For Small Spaces – As much as I love the holiday season, I’m also a realist. My home is small and packed full of stuff—and that includes my decorations.

As a result, I have to get creative with how I decorate for the holidays if I don’t want everything covered in a layer of dust come January 1st.

Still, I’d never tell you to go without your favorite Christmas decorations because you live in an apartment or condo with limited space (or no yard).

Instead, these 10 easy ideas will help you create festive holiday spirit even when there isn’t much room for anything else!

10 Tips Christmas Decorating Ideas For Small Spaces

Use your imagination to create a more cohesive space.

If you’re decorating for Christmas in a small home, chances are you can’t go overboard with decorations. So it’s important to get creative and use what you’ve got.

Use the same color palette throughout the house.

This is an easy way to make your space feel larger and more unified—and it’s especially helpful if there are areas of your home that are smaller than others (like closets or under stairs).

You can do this by choosing one main color and using accents of other colors around it, like red, green and white; blue, silver and gold; or orange, black and white depending on what colors inspire you most!

Use the same material for different things in the room

For example: use ribbons instead of bows on wreaths or mirrors above mantels; hang votive holders from ceiling medallions instead of candles; use glass beads instead of ribbon for garlands around mirrors; gather some twigs from outside into a vase filled with water as centerpieces on dining tables…the possibilities are endless!

Many people also love using fake live plants because they don’t require watering daily or weekly like real ones do (which is another reason why we recommend fake ones over real ones nowadays).

Use a cardboard Christmas tree.

If you’re feeling like you don’t have enough space for a real Christmas tree, here’s a solution: use a cardboard one!

Cardboard trees can be made to look very realistic, and they’re also cheaper than buying an actual tree.

Swap out your coffee table for a vintage sleigh.

Swap out your coffee table for a vintage sleigh. Sleighs are great for adding height to a room, which can give the illusion of space when it’s really just two walls with no ceiling between them.

They also make perfect side tables (or coffee tables!) when you want to get fancy with the Christmas deco, but don’t have the space for an elaborate arrangement.

Use the top of your fridge.

The top of your fridge is the most underrated place to display your Christmas cards and photos. It’s also a great place to showcase decorations, food, and even gifts you got at the office party.

Create an illusion of space by creating more light.

One of the keys to making a small space look larger is creating the illusion of more space through light. The best way to do this is by using multiple lighting sources throughout your home.

Another way to make your small space feel bigger is by adding color, so you can do this with Christmas lights as well!

You can also try LED lights, which are brighter and last longer than traditional Christmas lights. For an extra-special touch, consider dimming or battery-operated lights for an added effect.

If you want something unique and different from other people’s homes, look into solar powered Christmas lights!

Hang a Christmas tree on your wall.

It’s an easy way to save space, and it adds a touch of festivity without taking up too much room. But you’ll need to make sure that the tree is safe and secure before you get started.

Put all your decor in one place.

Another way to keep your decorations organized is to put them all in one place. Put all of your decor on a decorative tray or basket and store it in a handy location that’s easy for you to get to.

If you have multiple baskets, each one can contain a different type of decoration. Keep track of what’s inside each basket so that you can easily find what you’re looking for when it comes time to decorate!

If this option isn’t feasible, consider using an attractive box with dividers or compartments to store your decorations.

Just be sure not too fill the box up completely so it doesn’t become too heavy when filled with decorations!

Think bigger with tiny decor.

When you’re decorating a small space, it’s easy to get hung up on the idea of “small” and try to make everything as tiny as possible. But there’s no reason why you can’t also think big!

In fact, some of the best decorations are big-looking when they’re actually quite small.

Take ornaments, for example—they come in so many shapes and sizes that you can easily find something that will fit your space perfectly despite its size.

Put them in groups or scatter them around; whatever works for your living room!

And if you’ve got more than one ornament? That’s even better: multiple small items create a bulkier look that makes your space feel bigger than it is.


We hope these tips have inspired you to create a warm and cozy space for the holidays. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out our guide to how to decorate your home for Christmas!