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How To Decorate Small Spaces for the Holidays
commit. Even if the design style is a modern Scandinavian vision of blonde wood and white and some charcoal gray, make it the hygge-iest modern there ever was. And if it’s a serene, elegant holiday
gathering you are after, then let’s look at the floral printed china and rose gold tableware. And if you are somewhere in between, hanging crystal ornaments and taking selfies in front of a mantle draped in air plants, we can get behind that too, with some beautiful retro globe lights.
Small spaces absolutely lend themselves to bold holiday style because you can concentrate the decor in a small space, and make some key choices (and purchases) that will give you the most festive impact. As always, color, theme and location remain fundamental to making the wisest choices.
We know that in a small space adding anything new can feel like it’s going to tip the whole balance off kilter. But sometimes taking up some of your available and premium space with a one really lovely display of holiday décor feels luxurious and indulgent and will create that same energy in your space.
Sharp contrasts are often what helps us thrive in small spaces anyway -it’s the quirky pleasure of having one perfect window in a railroad apartment, a giant closet in a tiny carriage house, a clawfoot soaking tub off of your kitchen or a great patio, well, with anything. A great patio really makes up for most everything, in our humble experience.
Thee current takes on familiar and nostalgic traditions bring some light and shine into your living space. Mix up some modern décor and vintage photographs to add depth and purpose. Plus then you’ll have a chance to tell new friends old stories.
We adore using nontraditional modern neutral wreaths in a neutral palate, and then accenting with a pop of color. Check out these abalone shell wreaths, lighted birch trees, and very modern menorahs to add texture and an organic, modern element to your decor.
Use shiny throw pillows to make a bed, couch and chairs more festive and add impact to a holiday ambience without sacrificing space. Try for a mix of pillows in different shades of the same color palette, or you can mix and match with pillows that have a similar theme of pattern in different colors, or different patterns with the same color. Using some pillows with a metallic element, or some shimmer will reflect your holiday lighting and add to the warm glow of the room.
Diffusers and candles are a great way to fill your space with scents if you are using artificial trees or have swapped out your tree for a more creative approach. Try these diffusers by Nest for small spaces where a candle and flame might not be practical, but you still want some delicious scents to circulate. Burke Décor also has some great candles by Nest in a wide variety of scents that are perfect for the cozy winter holidays and are sure to infuse your home with an inviting aroma.
Fill serving bowls, cake stands or other kitchen pieces too big to go in a cabinet with ornaments or décor for a playful, decadent, or minimal design style. This is a perfect way to utilize “problem” items that take up space, while deputizing them to work with your holiday décor priorities.
They are screaming (quietly) in their minimal concrete adorableness and have a very petite footprint. Cheerfully lit condos cast in concrete create a festive scene. Fill with lights and install an artful architectural lighting scene. Each comes complete with a candelabra socket and eight foot clear cord with switch.
fabulous ornaments from the front of shelves, or a make a winter wonderland with some giant white snowflakes to create a backdrop for all the photos you and your guests will want to share.