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With the holidays upon us, some people start to get anxious about how they can actually decorate small spaces. There are concerns such as: "Will that tree fit in my home?" "What happens after the holidays?" "Where do I store all my decorations?" "How do I make my home look festive for holiday gatherings, but still fit the decorations and the humans in the same space?"
Decorating a small space for the holidays requires a bit of thought, but adding the holiday spirit can be easier than you think.
Making a Statement
When decorating your tree, be creative. Use a favorite ribbon or one that helps you define a theme to drape around the tree. Try using larger bulbs, but fewer of them to make a statement with your tree. Use a color theme to support your existing room décor or highlight a favorite hobby, nationality or city. In case you run into storage issues and do not have enough room for those bulbs, try decorating with things around your home, to create that themed tree.
Using What you Have
Another option for decorating a small space, is use what you have. If you have bowls or serving platters that are not being used regularly, try adding a few bulbs or pinecones to them to welcome in the holidays. If you have a plethora of books or games, try adding these to your room décor. Individual playing cards can hang like ornaments from a tree or a stack of books can act as your tree skirt. Maybe you have some old scarves or sweaters that are headed out the door. Before you throw them out, add them to form a tree skirt, or create bows that can be displayed around your home to enhance your holiday décor.
Use old frames to create a holiday masterpiece by highlighting your favorite holiday memory with each of your family members. In fact, if family is coming to visit, ask them to bring a frame with a favorite picture of them and they can personally add it to your tree or somewhere around your home.
Creating Drama with Simple Items
If you have no room for a tree, add swags of evergreens over mirrors or on window ledges. Firmly securing a few bulbs to the swags can also add a holiday element to your home. Maybe evergreens are just not your thing. Hang Christmas lights from the tops of the windows and along the window ledges, to create a glowing effect to your rooms. You can even use these lights to drape the wall, or along the edges of your holiday table, to illuminate your space.
The Table as Centerpiece
If you do not have a lot of room, the table can actually be a centerpiece for your home’s holiday design. Whether you are hosting a full course meal where everyone will sit down to dinner together, or use your table to host the buffet, your table can add to the pizzazz you need for the holidays. Try adding a holiday focused table runner or table cloth, then add center pieces that get your guests in the holiday spirit. Add excess ornaments to a beautiful bowl, to bring the tree’s elegance to the table. Cut a few small branches off the back of your tree and add them to your table for a pine-scented holiday.
Elizabeth Dodson is the co-founder of HomeZada, a cloud-based home improvement and organizational software tool. HomeZada strives to educate and provide resources for homeowners in all areas of home management, including home improvement projects, maintenance, inventory, property information, and property value. Beth has a wide array of experiences in the business world and has a passion for enhancing, entertaining and managing her home.