Holiday Decorating Ideas For Small Spaces

By: Arch. JD Nepomuceno

Approach your holiday decor with proportions in mind and you will find that there are lots of festive ways to usher in the Christmas season. Here are some tiny space decorating ideas that will fill your home with much revelry and put you in high spirits for the holidays.

1. TRY A MINIATURE CHRISTMAS TREE
Keep it small and simple. Style your tree with vibrant colorful ornaments, and the daintiest of firefly lights so as not to cramp your pint-size living room.

2. USE WALL ART
If you don’t have space for a Christmas tree, put the tree on the wall. Pin garlands or string firefly lights on the wall in shape of a tree. If you’re feeling crafty, you may paint a tree on the wall or make a decal tree out of stickers, magnets, buttons and other available what-nots.

3. MAKE USE OF YOUR TABLE TOP SPACE
Decorate coffee and side tables with colorful patterned paper trees or a silver plate filled with Christmas balls, to solve your miniscule space problem. You may also use holiday figurines or Christmas candles as your dining table center piece.

4. USE COLOR WHEREVER POSSIBLE
Going big on color is a surefire way to make a small room look festive. If your limited space has a neutral color palette, adding a few vibrant red or electric blue pieces will definitely put you in a jovial mood.

5. DRESS UP THE CHAIRS
Jazz up your furniture with Christmas flair without taking up extra space. Tie painted pinecones, lightweight Christmas balls, or tiny wreaths to wide ribbons and drape them over the back of your chairs to dress them up. Match the ribbon color to your home decor to create a unified look that’s all your own.

6. USE YOUR GIFTS AND WRAPPING PAPER AS YOUR DÉCOR
If you already have shopped for presents, display them and let them double as Christmas decors. Add decorative bows, a few sprigs of foliage or holiday berries with twine to celebrate the season of joy.

7. HANG ORNAMENTS FROM YOUR CEILING
Make use of those out-of-reach areas to hang a mistletoe, lightweight Christmas ornaments, or a string of lights.

8. GIVE YOUR SHELVES A HOLIDAY MAKEOVER
If you prefer monochromatic designs, adding a few holiday elements can transform your “everyday” décor into a seasonally magical one. Stick removable adhesive hooks to hang ornaments from your bookshelf or cupboard. A simple garland or wreath, firefly lights, and a few pine cones would bring a festive appearance to a basic shelf as well as provide a cheery space to display Christmas stockings.

9. SWAP YOUR EVERYDAY DÉCOR
Instead of adding more, change what you have. Swap your normal everyday décor and tableware with cute seasonal items. Use Christmas-themed throw pillows, mix and match holiday-colored dishes, napkins, coasters, and tablecloths. It leaves you with amount of space, but with more cheer.

10. USE YOUR DOOR
If there isn’t room for decorations, get cheery on your door. Even the smallest condo unit has a front door worth decorating. You will be welcomed by a festive charm whenever you come home. Drape a swag over the frames and hang Christmas ornaments from the boughs.

11. ENLIVEN A MIRROR
Many compact spaces use mirrors to make a room seem larger. Hang a wreath or series of Christmas decors along the top of the mirror to reflect the holiday hoopla.

12. CREATE A WINDOW DISPLAY
Decorate your glass windows or sliding doors with glue gun snowflakes. You may also create a DIY paper snowflake curtain or craft something merry with hanging holiday ornaments on your interior windows for a quick festive look.