Decorating Tips for Small Spaces

If you’re in a small cabin or RV for the holidays and still looking to spread the Christmas cheer, we’ve got ideas for you! With some imagination and space-saving savvy your place can be plenty festive with minimal square feet. Making shrewd use of walls, furniture, flat decorations and lights will give your abode a cozy, winter-wonderland type feel. Also, you won’t need to go through the hassle of stuffing an 8’ tree into your house, so you’re already ahead of the game. Take a look at some of these ideas and please let us know what you think in the comments!

Display holiday cards on the wall –


If you don’t have a lot of floor space, you need to use everything you have available. Wall space is great for this, and holiday cards can be made flat. Place greenery around it, and you have a classy decoration!


 Make a display with Washi tape –


Another flat, space-saving decoration that allows you to get creative!


Make a wall decal tree –


I know, we’re really getting into walls here, but if you have limited space, there’s really no better decoration spot. You can find all sorts of Christmas decals here.


Buy a half/quarter tree –


No, these are not real, but if you must have a tree, they will save a ton of space. Put them in a corner and you won’t have to worry about a messy clean-up after the New Year.


Make miniature wreaths –


How to do it –

These can be displayed almost anywhere, won’t take up much space and are surprisingly easy to make.



 Decorate your chairs –


Find out how to make these here, but you can use ornaments, lights or wreaths to spruce up chairs as well.


Make glue-gun snowflakes –


Step-by-step instructions here.  Just like walls, we can also make good use of windows. These are very fun and you can sketch just about anything you’d like!


Elevate a small tree off the floor –


A tree that is too big isn’t only going to take up too much space, it will also look out-of-place. Find a smaller tree and raise it on a platform. That way your tree won’t be intrusive.


 Hang ornaments and/or lights from the ceiling –


One of the spaces often overlooked is the ceiling. You have all kinds of options here (don’t worry if it doesn’t look as good as the picture).  We need all the space we can get, which leaves us with…


Decor your door (yes, that rhymes) –


No matter where you’re spending Christmas, you should have a door (if you’re in an open-air villa in a warm climate, then yes, we’re jealous). This is where you should really spend some time decorating, considering it won’t take up space and gives visitors a festive, cheery feel right away.

Hopefully we’ve helped spark some ideas! Remember to add any thoughts in the comments, and let us know if you have experience decorating a small space.

Merry Christmas!


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