Small Space Decorating – Changing Seasons

First things first, make sure you have a good way to store all your decorations. Come Christmas time, the stores will be carrying wreath boxes. Grab one for each wreath you need to store.

The box will protect your things from one year to the next. This way, you don’t waste your money.

Use a sturdy box to store your items in. This one is made to stack so you don’t waste space with. I bought this one at Lowe’s, but Home Depot carries some also.

Last year my husband and I put hangers up around to room to hold a garland of leaves. It works great for lighting as well.

Don’t feel like you have to do the same thing every year. That’s what makes decorating fun. I keep trying different things each year.

Don’t forget to check in the dollar store for little things. These can add just right sparkle!

Small Space Decorating-Kitchen Edition

While you are looking for ways to express yourself in your home, don’t forget about the kitchen!

The intention of this photo was to focus on my Christmas table setting. But it also shows my undecorated kitchen, kinda bland and boring. From this view you see nothing of my personality.

Enter just a little bit of remodeling.

Recently my husband offered me the chance to get some new kitchen appliances and linens. Now, he screwed the hooks in but you could easily use Command Hooks instead. The small hooks close to the trim are used to hold lights during the Christmas holiday season.

In search of more room in our house, my husband built me a pegboard to hang my pots on. A little bit of painting and Ta-Da!

The blue pans are a recent addition since I love the color blue.

This kitchen island was purchased from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore shop. Again, a little bit of painting and things are looking much brighter!

My last decorating change was colorful coffee mugs. All of which I found at Amazon.

Small Space Decorating

When I was a young girl, we lived in a 3 story house in town. My dad loved to decorate the house for Christmas as did my mom. We had lights in every window. My mom had some kind of decoration everywhere in the house that she could.

Run time forward to today. Hubby and I live in a small trailer. Neither one of us like cleaning so the size fits us just fine. However, I still like to decorate for the season. So I have had to adjust my decorating ideas to fit my space.

The Front Door

Most of us have lovely Christmas wreaths to hang of our front door. What about the other seasons?

This is a perfectly nice wreath for spring but it wasn’t quite what I wanted. So I tried making my own.

I took a basic woven wreath, covered it with ribbon. Then I used my Cricut to make the flowers to glue on. It ended up hanging on the inside of the door.

Again, I started with a basic woven wreath. Only this time I wound a pair of flower garlands around it. Simple but looks good. Something anyone can do.

The Dinner Table

Most people have something as a centerpiece and tablecloths are easy to change.

Last year my husband surprised me with a Crystal Swan and a Crystal set of candleholders. They are beautiful and so very versatile to decorate with. Both are available from Amazon.

It started with filling the swan with ornaments and using red candles at Christmas. Quick change of candle color and add flowers. At the same time I switched the table coverings. Chargers are inexpensive and another way to change the look. Chargers can also serve another purpose. If you have a messy eater, they will catch the food that otherwise would have dropped on the table. The final change is dinnerware. I actually have different sets for different seasons.

Look Around The House!

Take a look around your home. Are there any other places where a small decoration can go? I’m not talking about the massive displays of knickknacks that I remember as a child. Our one home had a build in book shelf that my mom filled with knickknacks. It was my task once a week to go through and dust all of them! In today’s fast paced world, that’s not going to happen.

However, there are other options. Take a look at these pictures. After the season, I pack them up and put them away. It keeps things around the house looking fresh.

Don’t let the fact that you don’t have as much room as others stop you from decorating and enjoying your space. It’s your home, make it reflect your family!

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