X Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer in a Small Space

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

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November 05, 2015

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

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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, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

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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.

Wintry Cabin Texture

Bring holiday flair to your bedroom through texture. This dark and dreamy bedroom was transformed into a cabin-inspired retreat with a mix of rich nubby evergreens, rough burlap and warm star-shaped garland made from twigs.

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 countertop area 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.

Snow Globe Scene

Add instant space for holiday decor by transforming a 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.

Flat-Pack Elements

For holiday-loving homeowners short on storage space, flat-pack tabletop elements can be life changing. Look for tree, star, snowman and reindeer structures that fold into themselves and pack flat for easy storage and even easier setup.

Decorate 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.

Rope Lighting

Cozy up a tiny holiday tree with a crocheted tree skirt that looks amazing day or night.

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.

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