Scaling is one of the key principles in any design scheme and is especially important in smaller spaces. If your apartment doesn’t have quite the same footprint as your dream land, then you may be longing for decoration options for the upcoming holidays. While you may have to hold back on that ten foot Douglas fir, our guide to decorating for the winter holidays can still help you get the most out of your small space.
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Just because you don’t have the lawn for a full lightshow doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with your Christmas lights selection. If your landlord doesn’t allow you to line the roof of your apartment with Christmas lights, pull a few lights around the doors or over the mantelpiece and join the celebrations.
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We love to decorate with candles almost any time of the year, and the holidays are an especially good time to add a few extra candles around the house. If you don’t have room for the full menorah or Advent wreath, consider placing smaller candles on bookshelves, coats, and tables. It’s just as festive without taking up that much space.
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A slimmer Christmas tree
If you insist on having a Christmas tree this year, consider an artificial option. Not only are they more environmentally friendly, but artificial trees come in a greater variety of shapes and sizes than you might find on the tree lot. This Burberry fir tree is particularly slender, but looks just as good as any other tree with a few gifts underneath.
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If you don’t have space for a Christmas tree but still want to decorate with some greenery, consider some holiday plants. Holly plants are a wonderful addition that won’t break the bank and will fit into smaller spaces.
And if you’re worried about how your plants are doing in colder weather, check out our guide to keeping your plants alive through the winter.
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Christmas wreaths are a classic Christmas decoration and look great on the front door. But if you don’t have enough room or space for a full size wreath, consider a piece of mistletoe. Mistletoe hangs from the ceiling so it doesn’t get in the way of any of your other decorations. It’ll bring just as much Christmas magic and maybe even a little romance.
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Tiered Food Trays
Anyone who has ever entertained knows that space is a valuable resource. If you plan on feeding guests during the upcoming holiday season, consider investing in tiered food platters. While you shouldn’t try to squeeze the Christmas ham onto a tiered food platter, they are perfect for smaller dishes like starters and desserts.
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If your apartment doesn’t have a coat or if your coat is already full of Christmas items, consider moving stockings elsewhere in the house. Stair railings, bed frames, and free standing shelves are great places to stock up with hosiery.
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