17 Ways To Deck Out Your Tiny-Ass Apartment For The Holidays

If you’re a young person of modest means (or happen to live in a prohibitively expensive metropolitan area), then there is a decent chance that your living situation is … somewhat humble.

Or, to put it bluntly: your apartment is tiny as f*ck.

While such meager accommodations are sensible when you’re trying to save on rent, they can make decorating a tad difficult — particularly around the holidays. How are you supposed to erect a tree in your living room when you don’t technically have a living room? How do you exude the holiday spirit when you don’t even have a lawn to display your twinkling lights?

Here are some tips that will help those of you who are dying for a little festivity this season, but can’t really seem to find the space for it:

1. Trade out a full-sized tree and replace it with a smaller, table-top version.

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2. Or, get really sneaky and use a half tree (I promise they exist!)

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3. Or, if you really want to get lazy — I mean, creative — place some branches and ornaments into vases.

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4. Deck the walls with festive embroidery hoops.

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5. Create a wintry scene inside a cake stand.

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6. Drape paper snowflakes over your windows.

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7. Or, hang tiny wreaths in front of your window panes!

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8. Hang garlands on all of the walls to save valuable floor space.

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9. Or, even better, hang strand lights from the ceilings.

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10. Focus your holiday decor efforts on a festive bar cart.

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11. Tack some garlands around doorways, to save space and add some cheer.

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12. Hang ornaments from your light fixtures.

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13. Better yet, hang mistletoe — it’s decorative, and it may even get you some action!

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14. Create a 2D Christmas tree for your walls.

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15. Swap out your throw pillows for more seasonal versions.

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16. Welcome guests with strand light signage.

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17. Simmer some cranberries, vanilla, rosemary  and oranges on your stovetop — because making your home smell like the holidays doesn’t take up any space at all.

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