Trying to configure holiday decor in a small space can be tricky. It needs to strike the right balance: you want to maximize the space you have in a way that doesn’t interfere with your day-to-day routine. Luckily, all it really takes are a few strategic design choices and some decorations from Lowe’s. Whether you’re decking out a console table in the entryway or a bookshelf in the bedroom, there are plenty of spots throughout the home where you can incorporate festive decor. Scroll through to find our space-saving solutions so you can indulge in holiday cheer, regardless of your square footage.
Rethink Your Windowsill
Warm lighting can really set the tone for the holidays. For an out-of-the-way option, create a full-on winter scene in your window. Start by lining the frame with these classic string lights, then hang a small wreath from the top, and finish off by setting cute figurines along the window sill.
Give Your Bedroom a Seasonal Makeover
Revamp your everyday bedroom decor with seasonal cheer that doesn’t take up any major real estate. For example, add some festive foliage above your headboard. This faux garland has all of the charm of a real tree, without the mess. You can also swap out your everyday throw pillows for these holiday-themed ones, and place this matching miniature tree on your bedside table for extra holiday charm.
Dress Up a Bookshelf
If your home doesn’t have room for a full-size tree, opt for a miniature one instead. These pine trees are mess-free and come with pre-installed lights. Try placing them on shelves around the house to create a whole winter wonderland mood. Line one shelf of a bookshelf with faux snow, then use plaid wooden trees in place of traditional bookends. Pro tip: Show off those holiday cards you’ve received by interspersing them throughout the scene.
Turn the Bathroom into a Holiday Sanctuary
Don't overlook the bathroom: after all, everyone is bound to use it at one point or another. Luckily, small seasonal touches are all you need to really elevate the space. It can be as simple as replacing your hand towels with this plaid set and arranging tabletop decorations on the vanity. Finish off by hanging this fun gnome garland above the mirror — it instantly adds a festive touch to those holiday selfies.
Create a Makeshift Mantel
Just because your home doesn’t have a grand fireplace doesn’t mean you can’t recreate those cozy holiday vibes. Channel the essence of sipping hot cocoa by the fire by creating a makeshift mantel. Whether it’s a console table or a blank wall above the kitchen table, there are plenty of space-saving areas you can use throughout the home. All you need to do is line the dedicated space with faux garland, hang up stockings, and embellish with bell ornaments.
Design: Samantha Shin
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