10 Holiday Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

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

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October 26, 2016

Repurpose Like a Pro

Add emphasis to your small tree by placing it in a wine crate. Elevate the tree in the bottom of box so the branches sit above the top of the box. For a rustic look, fill the space in the crate around the tree with burlap. Add upholstery strapping for garland and simple ornaments.

Think Outside the Box

Turn holiday decorating on its head by filling glass cylinders in a variety of sizes with small pine cones. Turn the vases over carefully and wrap the vase bases with ribbon. Arrange the vases tallest to smallest in a cone shape to create a tree. Add fresh greenery and embellishments to the tops of the cylinders.

Make Pretty Paper Trees

Something as simple as paper can become a tabletop showstopper. Make cones from poster board and cover with coordinating gift wrap. For added interest, place a few of the cones on cupcake stands, pedestals, or candlesticks.

Add a few embellishments such as beads and group the cones together.

Use Unconventional Materials

Dress your door in style. Wrap a wreath form with a marabou feather boa and add your favorite embellishment. Choose wide coordinating ribbon for hanging.

For a unique accent, add your favorite cityscape to the center of the wreath.

Transform Basic Pillows

Add holiday flair to your sofa by making pillow covers with felt. Print simple, bold holiday graphics and use them as a template to cut out coordinating colors of felt. Sew them to the felt squares before making the pillow covers.

Utilize Windows

Show your holiday spirit to the world. String snowflakes and snowballs on cord or fishing line and fill a window with them.

Add a wintry white scene to the bottom of the strings for more impact.

Consider Kitchen Items

Brighten up your holiday tabletop with plenty of white. Gather a grouping of white cake plates and fill them with white candles and a variety of fresh greenery.

Add colorful ornaments to amp up the holiday spirit.

Install a Makeshift Mantel

Add vintage charm to your holiday with stockings made from vintage tea towels. For spaces without a true mantel, install an old branch to hang your stockings. Adorn the stocking loops with jingle bells for even more holiday goodness.

Don't Underestimate the Power of String Lights

Take ordinary mini-lights to new heights by creating a holiday chandelier. Use a wreath form to add varying lengths of lights in a circle and adorn the top with snowflakes and snowballs. Hang the lights over a table or chair for twinkly holiday impact.

Small Details Make a Big Impact

Dress up your dinner by wrapping basic chairs with ribbon or a fabric sash. Gather it together at the back of the chair and add greenery and a vintage ornament.

Holiday dinners just got a little more interesting.

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