While you may be wishing for a 12 foot tree plucked fresh from the forest this Christmas, you may have to think of a more practical way to bring your home to life. However, if your home is small, compact rooms needn’t put a dampener on your Christmas spirit. If you want to make your home feel festive but you only have limited space to play with, here are a few tips and tricks to help you decorate your home regardless of its size.
String Christmas Trees
One of this year’s hottest festive décor trends are wall stickers and this is especially good news for people who have small houses. Available in Christmassy colors such as gold and red, these chic wall stickers can add a festive feel to your home without taking up valuable space on the run up to Christmas. You can use them to jazz up any blank wall spaces and use them to create fabulous focus points around your home.
Seriously Good Shelving
If you don’t have the space needed to house a Christmas tree this year, get creative with shelving. Use shelves of different lengths and erect them starting with the smallest first. This will create the basic Christmas tree shape that you desire. The best thing about this DIY project is you don’t have to spend a fortune on tree decorations. Simply invest in a festive banner and use sparkly items from around your home to complete the display. You can use anything from photos to jars of sweets and trinket boxes. Top it off with a star shaped wall sticker to finish. You may need to invest in a few cordless tools from somewhere like Anglia Tool Centre to put up the shelves.
String Christmas Trees
If you want to save space but don’t have the home accessories required to create a shelf style Christmas tree, you can create something equally as visually stunning with string. This is great for saving money and space simultaneously. Creating the outline of the tree shape requires very little manual labour at all; you simply need a ball of neon string, a tape measure, a few nails and a hammer.
Decorating your banister is another great way to avoid taking up unnecessary room. You can use a variety of things to trim up your banister including garlands, fairy lights and baubles. Simply wind a garland around your banister and hang stockings to create a dramatic Christmas display. You can bulk out your garland with luxurious bows and berries to give it a traditional festive look.
If you don’t have enough room to house a tree indoors, why not take your décor outside? You can jazz up your shed or outdoor fencing by creating the outline of a Christmas tree with fairy lights. Bear in mind that if you decide to take on this DIY project, you will need to invest in IP44 rated fairy lights so that they will be able to withstand the Christmas weather conditions.
So, there you have it, five fabulously festive ideas to liven up your home decor this year.