You may live in a small city dwelling or have limited square-footage to call your own, but that doesn't mean you can't go big with seasonal cheer. We've got you covered this Christmas with 20+ tiny space decorating ideas that will fill your home with festivity, from your mantle to your Christmas tree.
As much as you’d like to cover everything in baubles, you need your kitchen counter space clear to craft holiday dishes and cocktails. Keep things tidy and instead make use of your cabinets, like this set-up from it all started with paint. Tie ribbon to small wreaths or ornaments, and secure them to the back of your cabinets for a festive touch that won’t interfere with your day-to-day life. You can repurpose the idea for bathroom or storage cabinets throughout the house.
When your space lacks width, you can capitalize on any height by hanging these simple cardstock snowflakes from IHeart Organizing. You also don’t need to breakout the nails for these lightweight snowflakes. Just hop on a ladder and grab the tape for easy installation and removal once the holiday passes.
The warm glow of Christmas lights always turn on festive cheer, and you can display this cozy yarn wreath from We Are Scout long after the holiday ends. It’s perfect for homes with neutral color palettes, and you can add in red or gold accents for extra flair.
You don’t have room for a tree, and you don’t have the storage space to display decorations. The solution: this hanging shelving tree from Lia Griffith. You just need poplar wood and clothesline materials to craft the project. You can evoke the scent and charm of a real tree by adding fresh boughs, and keep it up year-round by switching out decorations for every season.
While we typically think of wreaths as a door or wall decorations, you can go low and use them to jazz up a side or end table. The red cranberries of this wreath from Hi Sugarplum add an unexpected dash of color to a mostly gold display.
You may not have room for huge bouquets or glittering sculptures, but you can pull together a dinner table with these charming, compact centerpieces from The DIY Playbook. Just add water, greenery (real or faux), cranberries and a candle to a mason jar or vase, then go back to watching holiday movies.
If you're already working with a kitchen/dining area/living room packed into one petite space, you need to be realistic about how to style your holiday decor so that it complements your day-to-day routine. Not big on sit-down parties? Put a full-sized Christmas tree in the dining room. Lacking in floor space? Make use of all those blank walls.
This dining area by Craftberry Bush allows the fabulous tree to be the room's focal point, while incorporating hints of greenery throughout the all-white space. Glam and functional.
Keep it small and simple with an adorable mini holiday tree, like this set-up from The Merrythought. Ideal for rooms lacking in square footage, keep the surrounding decor Scandi-chic with neutral colors (yes, even presents!), a few cozy blankets, and the daintiest of fairy lights.
Decorate an everyday stool with Christmas decor for a simple, rustic-inspired look that makes use of what you already have! This arrangement from the The Merrythought includes a framed print, candles, and minimalist gifts, which look perfect in a living or bedroom for some added cheer.
The best way to make a small room feel festive is to go big on color. Even if your home has a relatively neutral color palette, adding a few vibrant red pieces will shock your design system...in the best way possible. Style your tree like this holiday vignette from Planete Deco with colorful ornaments and playful paper decorations.
During wintertime, the fireplace is the focal point of your living room. Give your mantle a holiday makeover that will catch everyone's attention by decking it out with garland, candles, and chic mini trees, just like in this home featured on Craftberry Bush.
Jazz up your everyday furniture with Christmas flair without taking up any extra space. In this festive vignette, Burnett's Boards adds a a sweet touch to wooden dining room chairs with a small wreath and neutral ribbon.
If there's one holiday vignette your guests will all gather around at a Christmas party, it's the wine and spirits. Take inspiration from Hank & Hunt and decorate your bar cart with faux fur, cranberries, whimsical candlesticks and a wreath.
Continue the minimalistic theme of your decor with a wreath that has just enough foliage. Freckle And Wulff created this wreath with a metal hanging ring, twine and an assortment of greenery and flowers such as eucalyptus, holly leaves, ivy and baby's breath.
You already have presents out, so let them double as decorations. Adding a few sprigs of festive foliage to brown paper wrapping with twine is a tasteful way to celebrate the season's bounties indoors (and draw attention the holiday's goodies), as proven by this approach to gift wrapping by These Four Walls.
Make use of those out-of-reach areas, and possibly get a holiday smooch in doing so. Rustic Wedding Chic arranged this romantic bundle from cedar, pine, holly and, of course, mistletoe.
If you don't have room to stagger wreaths throughout your home, situate them on place settings instead. These adorable place cards by Camille Styles are created simply by tying fresh rosemary sprigs to mini grapevine wreaths.
If your space is small, don't fret — one branch is plenty. In this pretty holiday decor, Anastasia Benko placed a fir branch in a green vase and frosted it with ornaments for that ever-charming "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree aesthetic.
If there's no room on your mantle for, say, six stocking holders (or you've already filled it up with other decor) opt for an inexpensive curtain rod — in this example from Maison de Pax, the rod is made of reclaimed wood. Sting your stockings, hang the rod with just two stocking holders and wire, and deem yourself a brilliant space saver.
This sweet and rustic decoration can act as an ornament, or be a replacement for a large fir. The Lovely Drawer simply strung twigs together with copper wire to create a miniature holiday vignette — something that can be placed anywhere throughout a small space.
If you gravitate toward monochromatic design, just a few elements can transform your home decor from "everyday" to seasonally magical. In this vignette from Only Deco Love, a simple black star garland, lights and a few logs of firewood bring a winter wonderland to a basic shelf.
With a few pinecones and a splash of green, you have a holiday tree that requires no more than an inch of space. This über-simple craft by Scissors and Spoons can be placed on a desk, nightstand or even a window sill — aka, it's the perfect space-saver.
No mantle for hanging stockings? Consider this crafty (but easy) improvisation. For a small-space solution, The Golden Sycamore strung twine from a dining room shelf and added a pine garland for a cheery place to display Christmas stockings.
If you don't have space for a fir, take the tree to the wall. Justina Blakely painted a tree on a wall in this example, but there are dozens of equally smart alternatives: Pin garlands or string lights on your wall in the shape of a tree, for example.
Smell goes a long way in setting an atmosphere, and filling your home with holiday aromas can make up for minimal decor. This recipe for a cranberry and cinnamon stovetop potpourri from Rachel Schultz will turn your home into a winter wonderland for the nose.
Instead of adding more, change what you already have. For instance, swap out your normal throw pillows for holiday-themed ones, like these DIY pillows from Style Me Pretty Living. It leaves you with amount of space, but with more cheer.
Really hurting for space? One thing we all have: A door. If there isn't room for decorations, don't be afraid to get cheery on your front door. You'll be welcomed by holiday charm whenever you come home, and your guests (and neighbors) will never doubt your dedication to the season. We love Small Measure's snowflake door for inspiration.
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