Small Space, Big Holiday Spirit: Your Go-To Guide
We’ve all been there – wrestling an oversized pine tree into a small space, and then tripping over baubles and tinsel for months after the festivities end. It’s enough to make you feel like the Grinch, right? I’ll help you figure out decorating small spaces for the holidays.
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Well, guess what? It doesn’t have to be this way, and I’m going to show you how. Let’s discover how to optimize those intimate spaces we call home for the holidays, and how to store everything neatly once the celebrations wind down. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and tackle holiday decorating one simple step at a time.
Step 1: Simplify Your Decor
First things first, you’ve got to remember that decorating is about creating memories, not maximizing decor. How about becoming a tactful selector of festive cheer, picking just a few high-quality pieces that can serve double-duty as year-round decor?
For example, dress your door with a minimalist wreath featuring just one or two accents. At the same time, consider a small wooden deer or a delicate snow globe—both ideal alternatives to an all-out winter landscape. And fairy lights? They’re fair game all year round when gracefully draped around a mirror or a headboard.
Step 2: Use Versatile Decor
Now, think about decor that can transition past the holiday season. Nature gives us a boundless supply of versatile elements—branches, cones, or a few evergreen sprouts. These can blend into any decor and can be positioned in any vase, jar, or basket you already own.
Another good tip is to use ornaments in unusual places. For example, string them across a window pane, hang them from a mantelpiece, or scatter them across a table setting. And candles, if you’re a fan, pick festive colors or shapes that fit in well even past the holiday season.
Step 3: Engage All Senses
Engaging all the senses brings the holiday spirit alive, and here’s how. Scented candles or wax melts infuse your place with a holiday spirit that’s every bit as potent as the biggest tree. One of my favorite tricks is to have a crock pot filled with my hot apple cider spiked with rum. Guests love it, I love it, and it disappears every time!
And let’s not forget about holiday tunes, which can set your space a-humming with holiday spirit.
Step 4: Smart Storage
Finally, the perfect ending to the holiday season is easy storage. Flat-pack boxes and vacuum bags are ultra-space-savers that can shrink decorations down to stowable size. Don’t be afraid to repurpose everyday items like shoeboxes or jars, for storage—there’s no need for special gear.
Even decor items can be clever storage solutions. Those large holiday baskets make perfect homes for storing compact decorations while looking stylish in your space.
With these four steps, not only will your small space become a big testament to the holiday spirit, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the holiday season without worrying about the aftermath. When the New Year rolls in, you’ll rest easy knowing you won’t trip over the remnants of Christmas past.
So while your merry space may be compact, it’s all about how you spark joy with it.
Cheers to making your cozy space a reflection of the holiday spirit, embodying fullness, comfort, and millions of possibilities. Through creativity and mindful choices, “making simple beautiful” becomes the order of emboldening festive preparations. Your small space can splendidly grow with the holiday spirit and make way for moments of joy and love.
Sounds like a wonderful project, doesn’t it? So why wait? Populate your small spaces with big holiday cheer — you can definitely pull this off!
It’s proof that big things come in small packages.