Ideas for Making a Small House Festive

After a 12 months spent residing the digital nomad dream of hopping about from metropolis to metropolis, I can safely (confidently, gratefully, enthusiastically) say that I’ve settled down someplace that looks like residence. Whereas many people romanticize a cellular, move-on-a-whim way of life, the fact is usually a lot tougher. However now, in an area I can really name my very own—I’m not pulling out my suitcase that would match a big little one anytime quickly—it’s time to lean into all issues cozy. And sure, meaning stocking up on all the very best condominium Christmas décor.

It may be arduous to know what to do with a small house. Certain, you don’t wish to overwhelm it with too many items, however the reverse method can depart a room feeling sparse. And naturally, there’s the entire storage element, too—the place the heck are you going to retailer the faux Christmas tree as soon as January rolls round? There’s rather a lot to resolve whenever you’re purchasing for condominium Christmas décor. Fortunately, as somebody inhabiting an area that hardly tops 1,000 sq. toes, I’ve just a few solutions.

Featured picture by Michelle Nash.

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Tips for Decorating for Christmas in a Small Space

It’s always been my dream to deck the halls in a huge home with an unlimited budget. But over the years, as I’ve moved from apartment to (sometimes larger, sometimes smaller) apartment, I’ve grown to enjoy the ways a lack of space challenges my creativity. I’ve discovered that I like being forced to make design choices: instead of saying yes to everything on my Christmas décor wish list, I have to select what I love most and what I think will fit best in my space.

With this in mind, I’ve come up with a list of tips that have supported my search to perfect my apartment’s Christmas décor. Step number one? Less is more.

Pick a statement piece. If you’re decorating for a small space, you don’t want to send the eye in a million directions as soon as someone walks through your door. Instead, I like to think of a single object that I center my décor around. For me, that’s always been the tree—but you can let your tablescape shine, deck out your mantle, or create a beautiful dried floral arrangement that sits on your coffee table. Whatever you choose, stick to the plan—and resist the temptation to go overboard.

Stick to a focused color palette. Similar to the first tip, this is all about creating a coordinated, cohesive décor scheme. I like to pick three colors that will dominate the majority of what I choose to bring into my space. Typically, this means a neutral that I pair with two colors that sit opposite the color wheel (which explains why white, green, and red go so well together). Or, I try to pick a theme and identify three colors that evoke what I’m trying to express—this year, I’m all about browns, greens, and white.

Get creative with your tree. If you’re on the hunt for apartment Christmas décor, you might be having a tricky time figuring out the tree situation. Don’t worry, no one’s making you buy one! Yes, it might seem like a must-have, but with space constraints, you’re welcome to ditch it. Or even better—rethink it! There are plenty of tabletop options to choose from as well as creative alternatives. Find all the inspiration you need here.

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