Last week we gave you some ideas on how to add a special touch of luxury to your Christmas decor, but we are aware that not everybody has a lot of room to put a big Christmas tree and all other decorations. So what if you live in a tiny apartment? Does that mean you’re not allowed to go big with festive décor? According to our dear Chloe – of course not! There are so many fun and easy small space decoration ideas that you’ll end up with a perfectly festive yet cozy, welcoming and functional home.
Be Bold with Color
The easiest way to bring in some holiday cheer to your home is to go big with colors. Especially if your tiny apartment is pretty neutral, just a few touches of vibrant red, green and gold will leave a huge impression! Even the smallest of changes like switching out your throw pillows will make the entire space feel merry.
Find a Tiny Tree
Sure, having a floor-to-ceiling Christmas tree would be amazing, but not everyone can find that much space in their home! So, if you can’t shove one into your tiny apartment, don’t worry. You can always keep it small and simple with a mini tree that’s ideal for cramped spaces. Opt for a minimalist approach with neutral colors and just a gentle shine of fairy lights. For an even tinier Christmas setup, grab an evergreen branch, put it in a vase and enjoy your tiny holiday touch!
No Tree? No Problem
If you have no room for a real tree, you can still get the second best and fashion one from strings, ornaments, books or even driftwood! There are so many unique Christmas tree ideas online that it would be a shame not to try them! Plus, these trees are cheaper, more eco-friendly and much less messy than the real thing.
Go All out with Your Mantle
If you’re lucky to have a tiny fireplace, winter is the perfect time to go all out and make it super attractive. Deck it out with garlands, a few fun figurines and don’t forget the candles. Your best option is scented pillar candles that not only make stylish decorative accessories but also ensure your home smells amazing whether they are burning or not! Pick a festive scent like sandalwood or vanilla and all your senses will get a dose of Christmas spirit.
Don’t Forget Wreaths
Wreaths are quite a traditional holiday decoration, but you can jazz them up with a few unexpected setups. Forget about classic evergreens and opt for a bold red cranberry wreath that will fill your space with a pop of color! You can also add some Christmas cheer to your furniture by hanging small wreaths from the back of your plain dining chairs. These details will take up almost zero space, but pack a big punch!
Go Minimalist on the Centerpiece
Just because you don’t have a large dining table or a spacious coffee table, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a perfectly attractive centerpiece! Forget all about big flower arrangements and sculptures and opt for something bold yet minimalist. Just a simple mason jar can be turned into a dazzling centerpiece with some water, cranberries, greenery and candles. Group a few of these jars on your table and voila! Your bold yet no-fuss centerpiece is ready!
Give Your Shelves a Makeover
Even the tiniest of apartments have shelving, so why not turn them into your holiday cheer displays! They are the perfect place to hang some stockings (if you don’t have a mantel), place some candles and display various Christmas trinkets and memories. If you’re more into a monochromatic look, you can still end up with a bold design with a simple garland, matte baubles, some sparkly Swarovski crystal creations and soft fairy lights.
Dress Your Walls
No matter how small your space is, there’s probably an empty wall somewhere that is just begging to be decorated. No matter if it’s behind the doors or above your seating, you can always create a little Christmas gallery! A few framed photos, some holiday movie quotes and posters and even Christmas carol lyrics will attract all the right attention but not clutter your space. And, once the season has passed, you can just store all of them in one tiny box!
Make Use of Your Tall Ceilings
Your space might not be wide and airy, so you have to learn how to work with what you’ve got. Make use of those tall ceilings and out-of-reach areas for a sneaky holiday kiss! Grab some mistletoe and incorporate it into a romantic and attractive bundle with some pine, holly and cedar. Hang it up and you’ll not only get bold results for only a few dollars, but also steal a smooch every once in a while!
Who needs large spaces when you have amazing decorative abilities! Use these holiday decoration tips and turn your tiny apartment into a real winter wonderland!
About the Author
Chloe is a graduated journalist from Adelaide and a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator. She loves everything related to decor, aesthetic and lifestyle topics. She is also passionate about photography. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world and take some stunning photographs of beautiful places. Beside all this, she enjoys drinking coffee and reading a beautiful book from time to time.