10 Genius Ways to Decorate Any Small Space for the Holidays

Deck the (untraditional) halls

With Rockefeller-sized trees and garland-ensconced staircases blowing up your Pinterest feed, it’s sometimes hard to put Christmas into perspective. Like, what if you don’t have space for a 15-foot tree? And what if your grand staircase is…not so grand? Worry not. We’ve rounded up a few ideas for gussying up any tiny space (be that your whole home…or your office cubicle).

Livet Hemma

String lights vertically from the ceiling. Any ceiling. Anywhere.

Perfectly Imperfect

This is how you display holiday cards, people--on the garland of your choice.

Home Goods

Now for the tree: Stack a smaller one on a tabletop to make it appear bigger (and to save precious walking space).

Elle Decoration

Minimalists, rejoice. A few votives and a single evergreen branch can have a major impact.

Better Homes & Gardens

Venture beyond the traditional color palette. Crisp whites and vibrant greens feel pretty refreshing.

Lime Tree Kids

A felt-ball garland and kids’ toys can kinda be all you need.


No chandelier? No problem. Hang a cluster of bulb ornaments.

Or fill a glass vase with bulb ornaments and nestle among the greenery on your mantle.

Sharon Santoni

Tissue paper window cityscapes. Precious.

Jared Smith

As is a Christmas cactus. Feliz Navidad, y’all.