Decorating your Apartment for Christmas

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Christmas is a time to transform your home into a winter wonderland with garlands, snowscapes, wreaths and so much more. For those of that are limited by small space challenges, decorating for the holidays can be a true feat. Not to mention, having to decide whether or not to opt for a tree can really put a damper on the yule tidings. But fear not! Small spaces can provide great opportunities to showcase the Christmas season creatively. There is no need to skimp on the Christmas cheer by following these tips to ensure your home is a true winter dream. Ahead, discover over a dozen small space Christmas decorating ideas to try this holiday season.

Opt for a Smaller Tree

Christmas trees are the centerpiece of the holiday but finding room for a tree in a small space can be tough. Rather than skip the tree altogether, opt for a small tree that can fit nicely in a corner or in front of a window. Small trees can make big statements with the right ornaments. Be strategic with your ornament placement to prevent a busy or crowded look.

Use All Your Surfaces

Your coffee table is the center of your living room space so why not make it the centerpiece for your holiday decor? Add a themed garland or large Christmas ornaments to the table to create a cozy central arrangement. You can also incorporate flameless candles to set the mood. We're loving this floral display in a space designed by Jenny Wolf.

Incorporate Subtle Touches Throughout Your Home

Subtle touches of holiday cheer throughout your home can tie in a holiday theme that makes your dwelling feel comfy and cozy. A small winter scape on a window ledge, Santa-themed kitchen accessories, or an advent calendar garland over your hood like this one will invigorate the holiday spirit in your place

Take to the Walls

Hanging displays or floating shelves are a great way to optimize vertical space. Your wall space can become a replacement for a mantel or provide a fun way to display Christmas cards. For parents, floating shelves make a great elf-on-the-shelf display. Make use of wall space by spreading out the shelves and laying garland or twinkle lights to create a winter atmosphere.

Dress Up Your Windows

Your windows are the eyes of your home. Make use of the windows by crafting scenes and scapes on the windowsills, or hang a wreath as Emily Henderson did in this living room window. Pick out drapery that is on par with holiday themes and colors yet subtle enough not to overwhelm the space. You can also wrap lights around the curtain rods to create a bright and airy vibe.

Utilize Bookshelves

Go vertical! Utilize the top of shelves or cabinets to lay out decor like ornaments and even tinsel. If you do not have a fireplace you can use a bookshelf in its place to hang stockings or display Christmas cards.

Swap Out Accessories

Swap out kitchen towels, sheets, throw blankets, and bathroom towels with holiday-themed ones to add a maximized look to your small space. Festive linens are a cute touch for any guest entering your home. The same applies for dishes and tableware! Also, even your windows are fair game for decor!

Burn Holiday-themed Candles

Festive decor is not only about what you can see but also about the smell. Lean into the scents of the holidays by burning candles that smell like some of your favorite Christmas memories. Candles can also generate a relaxing ambiance which is a great way to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the season.

Dress Up Your Door

A perfect way to welcome your guests into your Christmas castle is with a seasonal wreath or doormat right at the entrance, even if it's just to your apartment. Your guests will know they’ve stepped into Santa’s workshop with cute festive pieces. Select a wreath (or hanging, as Emily Henderson did here!) that welcomes the spirit of the season and a doormat that displays welcoming cheer.

Focus On Your Tablescape

The holidays are a great time for get-togethers and parties, greet your guests with a bar or kitchen table that screams Christmas. Select a table runner that showcases snowy scenes, grab a candle or two that smells like pine trees, and don’t forget to add some snacks!

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