The holidays are always a fun time of baking, gift-buying, and decorating for various festivities leading up to the big finale on Christmas day. However, if you live in a small space (apartment, small home, etc.) it can be challenging to decorate for the Christmas season without feeling crowded. It would be easy to forgo decorating altogether, however, we know it tends to dampen the holiday mood if you completely ignore decorating for the season. So, how can you enjoying holiday decorating without "junking up" your space?
Less Is More. Don't feel the need to cover every open space with holiday-related items. Instead of putting out Christmas figurines, candles, plates, etc. on every available surface, opt for one or two items per area. It's just enough to add a subtle touch of Christmas spirit without overdoing it and making your home cluttered.
Up on the Tabletop. Christmas trees are a huge part of the season's decor, but a traditional tree can take up a LOT of space. If you have a small living area, consider a table top tree. Many stores carry smaller-than-average ornaments for these trees in a multitude of designs and you can still enjoy the twinkle of lights that a tree adds to your home for this time of year. Place your tree on a small end table and you'll get (almost) the same effect as a regular tree.
Use What You Have. Play off of your current decor when decorating to keep your home feeling celebratory but not crowded. For example, if you already have picture frames hanging on walls, or sitting on tables/shelves, find some free Christmas printable online to replace the photos currently inside the frames. The same concept applies to floral arrangements. If possible, add some Christmas-related pieces of floral decor into an existing arrangement, or replace that arrangement with a holiday centerpiece. In other words, instead of adding lots of Christmas items into your other collections, either repurpose or replace what is currently in that space for the duration of the holiday, to keep the overall amount of "stuff" you see about the same. For items you are putting away for the holidays, a laundry basket or a large box stored in a closet or spare bedroom is easy to set aside or hide away, and will make it easy when it's time to take down the Christmas decor and put back your normal decor.
We hope this helps spark your imagination on participating in the Christmas spirit in your own small space. Ready to expand your living area, or perhaps you're ready to embark on building the home you've been dreaming of? We are ready to make it a reality. Give us a call and we can work with you to customize a plan of action to make your dream home come true in 2017.
Merry Christmas from Williams Construction Company!