12 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer in a Small Space

From tiny Christmas trees to clever displays, we've got 12 easy ways to bring holiday flair to even the tiniest of spaces.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Collection on Display

No room to display your holiday collection? No problem! Group and showcase similar seasonal objects together in a decorative tray. When multiple items are arranged within a tray, they'll appear more uniform.

Elevated Serving

To keep this kitchen island functional during the holidays, a vintage sled is placed in the center for displaying snacks while the rest of the space around is kept free for preparing meals and cocktails.

Mini Cutting Tree

Put tiny tabletop surfaces to use by snipping greenery from backyard trees and arranging the stems in a vase. Use the space below the cutting tree to arrange gifts as a tiny alternative to a traditional Christmas tree.

Rustic Wall Tree

Bring the look and feel of a rustic Christmas tree to your walls with a tree sculpture made from twigs and yardsticks. Use the yardsticks as the base of the tree and create branches by securing the twigs to the faces of the yardsticks with tacks or bailing wire.

Cake Stand Scene

Add instant space for holiday decor by transforming a clear glass cake stand into a festive snow globe. Arrange various holiday figures with moss or faux snow to create the look of a winter scene.

Fun With Fabric

When space is at a premium, keep things simple with fabric-wrapped embroidery hoops. Choose a variety of fabrics cut to size, then stretch them around the embroidery hoops. Arrange the fabric hoops along your wall of choice to add a pop of holiday cheer.

Deck Out the Unexpected

Use the front of your built-ins and bookcases to display holiday decor like wreaths, garland or tree cuttings. Here, a built-in display case with clear glass fronts creates the perfect backdrop to place a fresh magnolia wreath front and center.

Tiny Traditional Tree

Even the tiniest of apartments can accommodate a Christmas tree if you stick with tabletop versions. Available in both live and artificial styles, tabletop trees can range in size from 10 inches to two feet tall and are often equipped with battery-operated lights.

Impromptu Stocking Spots

Take advantage of vertical space for stockings by simply draping them from door knobs of interior doors.

Wrapping Paper Tree

Put leftover wrapping paper to good use by cutting different patterns or colors to size forming a large triangle. Use double-sided tape to fasten the wrapping paper to the wall, then cut and add decorative ribbon around the edges for a clean, graphic look.

Ornament Sculpture

Put an upcycled spin on your holiday decor with a Christmas tree sculpture made from a reclaimed frame, twine and ornaments. Wrap twine around the edges of the frame, then stretch it across and secure with a knot. Create a web-like pattern to attach ornaments.

Stairs With Style

If you've run out of space to keep gifts stacked in your living room, put your stairs to work as gift risers. Simply, keep wrapped gifts piled toward one side of the landing.

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