Innovative Ideas to Create Holiday Cheer in Small Spaces
For many people, the start of the holiday season is the day that the Christmas decorations get brought out. Seeing that transformation of your home first-hand, is one of the best ways to get into the Christmas spirit. In a large number of homes, a Christmas tree is the star of the show – but this doesn’t have to be the case.
Christmas trees are not a viable option for every home. Whether you don’t have the space for a tree or fancy trying out some alternative options, there are still plenty of routes that you can go down to ensure that your home is filled with holiday cheer this season. From alternative trees, to stunning light displays, a Christmas tree doesn’t have to be the star of your holiday decorations.
Get Creative with Your Christmas Tree Decorations
If you’ve had a Christmas tree in the past, then the likelihood is that you have a rather large box of Christmas tree decorations. Luckily, these are a fantastic place to start with creating holiday cheer without a tree. Baubles, lights, and tinsel, are all great decorations, whether they are destined for a tree, or other areas of your home.
When looking at decorating without a tree, the first step is to locate the space you do have, and then make the most of it. Shelves, window sills, banisters, and tables, are all ideal candidates for a bit of holiday cheer. Stringing up your Christmas baubles makes it much easier to hang them, turning normally boring shelves, into a space filled with Christmas cheer. Shelves can be transformed by running tinsel between your ornaments, while even a vase filled with baubles placed on your coffee table, is a great way to introduce Christmas to an every-day space.
You Don’t Need a Tree to Create a Natural Look
One of the biggest advantages of having a tree, is the natural backing that it gives to ornaments. Thankfully, this is one of the easiest advantages to replicate. A home without a tree doesn’t have to mean a home without the natural Christmas appeal. Pine, fir, and spruce branches, can all be incorporated into other types of holiday decoration.
The branches make wonderful natural garlands that can be wrapped around bannisters, formed into a wreath for your front door, or even made into table center-pieces. Incorporating Christmas tree lights and decorations into your design, will help to create that Christmas tree effect, without a large tree dominating your room.
Try out an Alternative Christmas Tree
Alternative Christmas trees are all the rage in small spaces, and larger homes that are looking to make a statement. When going for an alternative tree, your creativity is the only limit to what can be achieved. From stacking books into the shape of a tree, to hanging lights and decorations from an old ladder, there are some crazy and beautiful ways to make use of what you already have at home. For smaller spaces, you can even transform a part of your wall into Christmas tree art, creating a statement look without eating up the space in your room.
Put Your Ceiling to Good Use and Create Some Holiday Cheer
Easily one of the most forgotten about places when it comes to decorating for Christmas, your ceilings hold a wealth of alternative decorating potential. For much of the year, the vast stretch of space on your ceiling goes unnoticed, but come Christmas, there is a lot that you can be doing to maximize the potential it holds – ideal if you don’t like the clutter of Christmas decorations.
Lights are particularly great for hanging from the ceiling, creating ambient lighting and a lot of Christmas cheer in a minimalistic way. However, you can also hang baubles, streamers, banners, and even tinsel – creating a Christmassy feeling in smaller spaces.
Add a Touch of the Holiday Spirit into Your Daily Routine
Decorations are not the only way to create holiday cheer without a Christmas tree. For inspiration as to how to add the Christmas spirit into your life this season, look no further than your daily routine. Christmas plates and cups are a fantastic way to add a bit of cheer without transforming your home. If you prefer the understated look, then adding Christmas color to your décor is also a great way to introduce the cheer of Christmas without going over the top and trimming a tree.
While decorating a Christmas tree may be a tradition for many homes, it certainly isn’t the definition of holiday cheer. Even the smallest of spaces can be transformed with a few inspirational ideas and a bit of creativity, saving you valuable room in your home and still making a statement with your decorations. If in doubt this holiday season as to whether you need a tree or not, look no further than the decorations that you already have, and what can be achieved with them.