Don’t let a small space stop you from spreading cheer inside your condo. Use these tips to overcome this issue and get your unit ready for Christmas.
Space is probably the biggest issue you’ll have to battle with when decorating your home for Christmas. Not to worry though, as there are a lot of ways to adjust your creative efforts to make your unit ready for the Yuletide season. Here are some big ways to decorate a small condo:
1. An 8-foot tall tree is not really practical for a small-spaced condo, but you can get a tabletop Christmas tree that you can set up on a side table. Decorate it with small ornaments and, if there's not enough room beneath it, place the gifts under the table where you placed your mini-tree.
2. Don’t get rid of your remaining Christmas ornaments; just because they won’t fit in your small tree doesn’t mean you can’t use them. Grab a bowl or a serving tray that you’re not using, pile on the ornaments and you have an instant centerpiece for the living room.
3. There’s no rule saying your decorations should only be in the common areas of your condo, especially if yours is a studio-type unit where your bedroom is in plain view. Simply hang a wreath at the foot of the bed or the space above the headboard for a small but striking holiday touch. You can also replace your bed sheets and pillowcases with ones in holiday colors like white, green and red.
4. You may not have a lot of floor space, but if you look around, your walls and ceilings can use some sprucing up, too. Why not stick some hooks on the ceiling above the dinner table and suspend ornaments from them? Another great idea is to drape a set of string lights along the edge of the ceiling, or to use it to form the shape of a Christmas tree on one wall.
5. Create dual-purpose decorations to save space. If you want to bring light into a room, take some candles and tie them together with a red or green ribbon and place it on a window sill (make sure the window is closed so it won’t fall out or the wind won’t knock it down). For the kitchen, grab a clear glass jar, fill it with Christmas cookies, tie a ribbon around the neck and place it on top of the refrigerator or on the counter.
This Christmas, instead of wishing you had more space in your unit to accommodate all your decorative ideas, stretch your imagination and make do with what you have. Instead of adding bulk, try to accentuate what’s already there to keep your condo from looking cramped. This would also make entertaining guests easier should you decide to invite people over for a small get-together.
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