On Design – Decking the Halls Christmas Decorating in a Small Space

by Jennifer Etherington, Avenue B Home Decor | photos by Janis Jean Photography – 

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and that means it is time to transform your small living space into a festive winter wonderland! While decorating for Christmas in a small space might present some challenges, it is certainly not impossible. With a dash of creativity, a pinch of resourcefulness and a sprinkle of holiday spirit, you can make your compact abode merry and bright.

Before diving into the decoration frenzy, take a moment to decide on the key areas you want to focus on. In a small space, “less” can often be “more.” Prioritize the main spaces like your living room, entryway and kitchen. Keep the decoration theme simple and cohesive to prevent clutter and chaos.

Selecting a theme for your Christmas décor can help tie everything together in a small space. Whether it is the rustic farmhouse look, a classic red-and-green colour scheme or a modern minimalist approach, having a theme can guide your choices and create a harmonious atmosphere. For this space, we have chosen a modern design using a green-and-gold palette for the indoor space, and red-and-gold scheme for the outdoor space.

Don’t be afraid to get creative. Use items in an unexpected way: instead of hanging Christmas ornaments from a tree, try hanging them from the ceiling. With a little imagination, the possibilities are endless!

Don’t forget about your patio – this is valuable real estate when decorating a small space and you can create a second living space outdoors. Put garland on the railings and add real branches to create volume. Use LED lights to brighten the space. Bring the inside out with corresponding colours.

Decorating for Christmas in a small space may require some ingenuity, but it’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase your personal style and holiday spirit. By prioritizing, simplifying and using these creative tips, you can turn even the coziest of homes into a festive and enchanting holiday haven. Remember: it’s not the size of the space that matters, it’s the joy and love you infuse into styling your home that truly make it a magical Christmas. Happy decorating!

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