Is your holiday spirit huge but your space small? Do you dream big but only have a tiny home or apartment to make your decorating ideas come to life? No worries. Discover a few creative ways to go big this season at your small home.
Transform the Ordinary
You may have so many thoughts on how to decorate, you’re bursting at the seams. And, your place is already packed with stuff, so where are you going to place decorations? No need to move furniture out. Simply use the existing decor to infuse Christmas cheer. Replace standard everyday pillows on the sofa with holiday-themed ones. Drape a traditional plaid throw over the back. Change the bedding to infuse holiday warmth. Say welcome with a new holiday mat.
Think Outside the Box
A traditional full Christmas tree may not be in the cards for your small space, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hope of having one and opt for a plant instead. With all the varieties of artificial Christmas trees these days, it’s easy to find one that fits your space and your budget. There are numerous slim Christmas trees and even upside-down Christmas trees to fit any little nook and cranny. Slide a tree in by the stairs or in the entryway right when you open the door. Tuck it in a corner of the dining room. It’ll make the place feel even homier.
Use your furniture as displays for Christmas accents and figurines. Insert decorations among the bookshelves. Adorn your dining room table with festive tablescapes. Candles, placemats and dinnerware invite guests to sit and savor the experience. And, definitely deck the mantel with garland, lights and stockings, of course.
Utilize Every Inch
Decorate every available space in your home for an overall amazing look. Hang wreaths on windows. Place garland up and down staircases. Think small spurts of cheer throughout your home. Tie small wreaths on ribbons and dangle down cabinets. Incorporate decorations on high cabinets in the kitchen. Let snowflakes float from the ceiling for a winter wonderland experience.
However, you decorate your space for the holidays, as long as you use pieces that are meaningful to you, it will be delightful. Show us how you fancy up your home by tagging #AllAtJCP. Then follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to see if you are featured.