Christmas Home Decor in our Small Space

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Christmas Home Decor in our Small Space

It only seems fitting to start at our Christmas tree first. Actually, my daughter was the one who decorated 90% of it this year. I used to be a perfectionist when it came to decorating our Christmas tree, but I’ve come to realize that the most important thing is creating those memories with our children.

And you know what?

I actually love our tree even more, now that I know she put a lot of love into decorating it.

The moral of this story is to enjoy those moments and let go of perfection when it comes to your home.

Christmas Home Decor in our Small Space

You can also check out our Christmas Home Decor I shared a few weeks back. We focused on creating the prettiest Christmas decor on a budget, and this is what we came up with.

We’ll start with our Walmart Christmas flocked tree, that came prelit. I also love collecting small ornaments from small shops and from makers whenever we travel places. In my eyes, I want them to tell a story and somehow the collected look ends up meaning more to me than a perfect-looking Christmas tree.

Some places I have found really pretty ornaments are:





Shoppe by Amber Interiors

Decorating a Fireplace Mantel in a Small Space

Christmas Home Decor in our Small Space - Decorating a Fireplace Mantel

Next is our living room, specifically our black mantel. This year I wanted more color over years before, and I’m so happy we did because it’s perfect.

The bottle brush trees come in a variety of colors and sizes. We choose to add three of the larger ones to add some color to our black fireplace. I also used two candy-colored nutcrackers, and a large pine garland to complete the look.

I think sometimes decorating for Christmas can be really overwhelming but I like to keep things simple, add a few colors (or neutrals if that’s your aesthetic), and don’t overthink it.

One of the biggest tips I’ve learned from decorating for Christmas in a small home is to simplify our decor. But I think a lot of people get confused that it means they can’t inject color or keep things that they love.

Instead of three bottle brush trees that look the same, try switching up the color, size, or texture.

Decorating a Christmas Ladder

Where to hang stockings if you don't have a fireplace
Decorating a Christmas Ladder

If you don’t have a fireplace to hang stockings from, a great idea is to get one of these blanket ladders.

I hung a wreath at the top of our ladder, and you can use wire to secure it.

The stockings were tied on with a ribbon, and so far it has worked out really well.

You can find our white “baby’s first Christmas” stocking here, and the other one my mom made when I was small.

How to Decorate a Cradenza for Christmas

how to decorate a credenza for Christmas

Again I like to keep our decor simple, especially when it comes to our credenza.

I will say that I wish we would have changed the picture above it, and it bugs me a bit but changing out prints is another great way to add some holiday cheer to your home without it taking up space.

Another thing we do that doesn’t take up much space but spreads Christmas cheer is adding Christmas scents to your home.

We do this by diffusing essential oils, like Christmas Spirit, Valor, or Thieves. It literally smells like Christmas and there are lots of benefits to diffusing oils, more of which you can read about here.

Christmas home decor in a kids space

We also added a few decorations to our kid’s bedroom. I wanted to add some festive decor to their play kitchen, and I did this by adding one of my Christmas dish towels, a mini tree, and of course, diffused some Christmas scents in their Owl Diffuser.

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