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35 Holiday Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

October 08, 2020

From tree alternatives to window decor, try these space-saving designs for the holidays.

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Photo: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Festive + Functional

All decorations aside, you still need to live in your small space during the holiday season, so function is key. Be sure not to overload essential areas like your entryway or kitchen with tchotchkes and trimmings that require you to move things out of the way in order to use the space in an efficient manner. Here, holiday accents, like snowshoes and stockings, are visible but tucked out of the way so they don’t inhibit the homeowners from going about their everyday activities.

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Photo: Cassidy Garcia. From: Morgan Faulkner.

Make Spirits Bright

Follow our lead and make your bar cart merry and bright with a collection of vibrant bottle brush trees, a gilt reindeer duo and this zippy, rainbow pom-pom wreath. This easy DIY craft combines kicky colors with traditional silver jingle bells and a dainty, curled ribbon detail to create an festive accent fit for merrymaking aplenty. Get the scoop on how to make this playful holiday decoration, below.

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Photo: Cassidy Garcia; Styling by H. Camille Smith. From: H. Camille Smith.

Set the Table

Even if you aren't expecting guests soon, setting the table with seasonal accents will certainly put your dining room or eat-in kitchen in the holiday spirit.

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Photo: Brian Patrick Flynn

Christmas-Ready Cabinets

There’s no need to take up valuable walking space to show Christmas spirit in your tiny home. Keep floors clutter-free and bring cheer into your space by displaying festive accents around the perimeter of the room. Try dangling a ribbon-clad wreath in front of your built-in bookcase or drape it flush against your kitchen cabinets like this dreamy little number from Brian Patrick Flynn.

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