Decorating for the holidays when space is tight

Post Date: 11/28/2016

Space can be tight when living in the United States. Whether you are in a two bedroom with a roommate, or on your own in a studio, or in an old Victorian with a bustling family, urban dwellers need to be smart with how they use their space.

This can be especially true when getting prepared for the holidays. To help, we’ve gathered a list of a few ways you can get your home decorated for the season without compromising on precious square inches.

For more ideas on how to decorate your home this holiday season read on!

Decorate your furniture

Though your furniture is probably scaled to fit your home, it’s probably the one thing that should take up space. Why not throw a wreath over the back of your chair, or add complementary, natural tone bows to match your mid century modern chairs.

Decorate the bar

Have a coffee or drinks cart in your home? These are the all the rage, especially for urban homes with less space. Why not make it more seasonal? Add some natural tone bows, a good wreath, or mistletoe! Looking for a candlelit night at home? Adorn your bar cart with your favorite holiday candles and have them close at hand for those chilly nights.

Hang em high!

One of the best ways to make use of less space is to store vertically. Probably every city slicker knows this trick, so why not do the same with your decorations? Adorn your high shelves with holiday decor. Lights, paper trees or pines and leaves from your front porch–use these light touches to deck out your home in holiday cheer.

Raised Christmas Tree

Ever thought of how difficult it is to fit a massive tree into a home of mid century modern furniture? Why not ditch the big tree altogether? Opt out for a small tree and let it shine from a raised surface.

Seasonal Candles

The coffee bar isn’t the only place for your candles. Don’t forget the power of scent to giving you and your guests that holiday feeling. Light your favorite holiday candles and scatter them around the house. Swap them every so often to bring a new scent of the season into your home.

Swap, don’t add

When space is limited, the last thing you want to do to your place is add more clutter. Instead of adding, why not try swapping out your everyday decor for your seasonal one? Throw pillows, carpets, blankets –these common household items and many others can be replaced with their holiday equivalents to help jump start your holiday season.


What are a few ways you’ve decorated your place in the past?