13 Simple Christmas Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

13 Simple Christmas Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

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Nancy Mitchell
Nov 20, 2017
Simple things like pinecones, walnuts and candles create a festive mood without taking up much space.
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If you love decorating for the holidays, but the idea of fitting an 8-foot tree in your tiny apartment seems more fantastic than a visit from Santa, these ideas for holiday decorations with a small footprint might be just the thing.

Scroll through to see our ideas — and then share yours below!

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If having a tree is an absolute necessity, try a compact tabletop version. In this photo (from Elle Decor via Home Goods) a round table is the perfect perch for a petite tree.

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With all these beautiful wreaths, you may not miss a tree. They look especially beautiful suspended from a branch, like on the April and May blog, and they don't take up a single inch of floor space.

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Twinkle lights hung from the ceiling and around doorways are perfect when space is at a premium. Hang them on your walls or drape them on things you already have for a festive, bright touch that takes up virtually no space. From Livet Hemma.

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No room for a tree? A little tabletop vignette with candles and greenery is appropriately festive. From Weekday Carnival.

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Mistletoe is a Christmas classic that doesn't take up any space at all. All you need is a doorway (or ceiling). Image from Femina.

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I love the idea of leaning a wreath on a bar cart (or bookcase or dresser). No hanging required. Spotted on Design*Sponge.

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If even a tabletop tree is out of the question, look even littler. Tree branches in vases on a tabletop or windowsill are a stylish solution. From Skona Hem via Planete Deco.

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With slightly larger branches, you can even add ornaments. Image from House to Home.

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Adding a festive touch can be as simple as drapingp a garland around a mirror or doorway. Image from Bo Bedre.

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If you've got a chandelier, it could be the perfect spot for a little holiday greenery. Image from Daniella Witte via Hemma Trivsel.

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A myriad of gold ornaments hanging from a chandelier can brighten up a small space. From Bower Power.

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And finally, if you haven't got a chandelier at all — why not just hang something from the ceiling? Think of it as a sort of upside-down Christmas tree. From Redbook.

Re-edited from a post originally published 12.1.15-AH

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