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How to Decorate for Christmas Without a Tree



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Many of us who live in smaller spaces, probably don’t have much room for a tree, let alone any type of space for large decorative accents.


Today, I want to show you all how you can festively decorate for the holidays without having space for a tree. These tips, without a doubt, will blow your friends and family away. In fact, they might just end up leaving their own large spaces to come to you for the holidays!

Before I even get into these tips, the first and most important thing to note is that the key to decorating for the holidays in a smaller space is to keep it simple and NOT over clutter! This is the biggest mistake people make in their homes, and it’s important to remember that more decoration does not equal more festive!

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Learn how to decorate your home for the holidays/ for Christmas without having a tree. #Christmasdecorations #christmasdecordiy #christmasdecor #holidaydecor #holidaywreaths

1. Utilize the surface space you do have

Whether that be your coffee table, dresser or nightstand, small accents CAN make a huge difference in the look of your space. If you have ornaments you want to hang but no space for a tree, get a plush garland to hang your ornaments from. Simply layering the garland over a piece of furniture can create the festive look you’re striving for in your space. And no fireplace, no problem! You can still utilize stocking hooks by placing them on furniture such as a console, desk or dresser!

2. Utilize the wall space you do have

If you don’t have enough surface or floor space to work with, your next move should be to utilize the wall space you do have. You can hang your stockings using command hooks or display cute holiday signs around the apartment.  I personally didn’t do anything to my walls just because I didn’t want to overcrowd the space.

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3. Add decorations to your mirrors

We ALL have mirrors in our home, and it’s important to take advantage of them for the holidays! The top of a mirror is a fabulous place to display your favorite wreaths.

4. Incorporate lights wherever possible

Whether that be tiny string lights or outdoor Christmas lights, try to utilize them wherever you can in your space, whether that be the top of your curtains or even in a small glass vase.


Lastly, if you feel like you must have some type of tree in your space for holidays, consider getting a mini tree that you can place on your coffee table or console table.

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Again, the key to seamless holiday decorating in a smaller space is to not overdo it. Simple IS better!

XO, Chelsey

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  1. Love all your Christmas décor. This are some wonderful ideas! A very inspiring decoration for Christmas. I really enjoyed your beautiful home tour as your home seems so warm and cozy! Thanks for gathering all the ideas up! Merry Christmas!

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Hi, I'm Chelsey

I’m an interior decorator, author, and “heirloom hunter”, discovering and returning lost family artifacts along my search for home accents. I'm also a dog mom, and very well aware there are some people who just follow me for him.

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