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How Can I Decorate a Small Room for Christmas?

A-1 Self Storage | January 31, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

84% of people say they decorate for the holidays in some way. Are you one of them? Has your small space been putting a damper on your holiday decorating spirit?

You don't have to limit your indoor Christmas decorations just because you live in a small space. We're here to offer you a few fun Christmas decoration ideas that will help you make your home Santa-ready even if you don't have a lot of room to work with.

From putting things in self storage to decking the halls (or in this case, walls), read on to learn more.

Start By Cleaning and Decluttering

When you're trying to decorate a small space, you don't have any room for mess or clutter. Start the decorating process by cleaning and decluttering everything so you can free up as much space as possible.

It's always a good idea to do a seasonal clean-up every so often anyway, so this is a great opportunity to do so.

This is also a good time to take down all of your autumn decorations and put them away for next year.

Store Your Excess Items in Self Storage

Speaking of putting things away, if you don't already have one, it's a good idea to look into "storage near me" so you can get a storage unit. Storage units are perfect for people who live in small spaces but have a lot of things. You don't have to minimize or get rid of your favorite items just because you don't have a lot of space to put them in your home.

If you do already have a storage unit, great! It's likely your holiday decorations are already there. Bring them out, dust them off, and replace them with the autumn decor items that you've just taken down as well as any clutter you don't have room for.

Now you finally have space to start decorating.

Plan It Out

When you're brainstorming your Christmas decoration ideas, it's a good idea to map it all out first. You only have so much space to work with, and you don't want to waste any of it. By planning and measuring first, you'll make the decoration process much smoother.

It can even be helpful to make a small drawing of the layout of your room and doodle in your decorations. It doesn't have to be particularly in-depth to be effective.

Start With Large Objects

Start with your largest objects or focal points when you're decorating a small room for the holidays. For most people, the largest object is going to be the Christmas tree (though we'll talk about space-saving Christmas tree alternatives next).

Your Christmas tree placement may change everything else about your room's decorations. Is it going to be in the center of the room? What about in the corner?

Will you need to move furniture in order to place your Christmas tree where you want it?

There may be other large objects to place as well. Many people have Christmas villages or even furniture pieces that only come out during the holidays. Regardless, you're going to be decorating around those items, so get them sorted first.

Consider Christmas Tree Alternatives

If you don't have enough space for a traditional Christmas tree, no problem. You can still have a festive tree (or "tree") in your small room.

First, consider a small tabletop tree. You can find trees that fit perfectly on any table, shelf, or dresser and even decorate them with tiny ornaments. It may not have the same majestic vibe as a full-size tree, but it's a great alternative, and if you have more space in the future, you'll still be able to use this small tree as an extra decor item.

You could do a wall tree. Use green tinsel or lights to create a tree shape on your wall. Hang ornaments on the tinsel or lights to give the illusion of a modern Christmas tree.

You could also use shelves. Use thin slats of wood painted green to create small shelves. Cut them in increasingly small sizes and hang them up with the smallest on top and the largest on the bottom.

Hang them up like shelves and place your ornaments on them.

Here are a few more fun Christmas tree alternatives to consider.

Use Plenty of Vertical Space

Vertical space is always your friend when it comes to decorating small rooms, and the holidays are no exception.

Hang string lights along your walls and ceiling for an extra festive flair. Make your Christmas light setup count! Use holiday prints and removable wall decals.

You can also use your doors and windows to hold decorations. A beautiful indoor wreath on the door and some fun frosted holiday decals on the windows will make your small room look cozy and ready for Santa's visit.

Decorate Functional Items

You don't have to sacrifice functional space just because you're decorating a small room. Incorporate your functional items.

If you have a bookshelf in the room, add decorations to it without removing anything substantial. Line it with lights and tinsel. Consider adding small holiday figurines in spaces between books.

Pre-existing tables can be adorned with holiday candles and festive centerpieces. You can swap out your standard throw blankets and pillows with holiday alternatives.

It's Time to Start Decorating for the Holidays

There's no such thing as a room that's too small to decorate for Christmas. It just takes a bit of planning and creativity to make any space festive.

Are you ready to put some of your items in self storage so you can start decorating? It's time to start looking into a "storage facility near me!" We've got you covered.

If you have questions like "what is the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit?" our great customer service team can answer them. Find your closest self storage location and visit us today!

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