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Decorating for a tiny Christmas

Of course Christmas is not tiny — it’s as big as you want to make it!  But finding room for Christmas decorations can be tricky when you have so little space.

Tomorrow I’ll let you know what we’re doing here at the laneway house, but meanwhile here are some clever ideas on how to finesse setting up that massive tree.

You can go all Charlie Brown and get a simple twig or two to represent the tree.

XmasCharlieBrown1

Put it in a container on your table top, or attach it to the wall

XmasCharlieBrown2

Or why bother with the tree at all?  Attach the ornaments directly to a nice blank space of wall.

XmasOrnaments1

Make it as small or as big a display as you wish:

XmasOrnaments2

See the nice mix of scale?

Or you can create your own tree with wooden sticks suspended or nailed into a tree shape:

XmasBranchTree2

Keep is sleek and modern, or make it more old-fashioned and nostalgic,

XmasBranchTree1

Don’t have the time or the energy to make a Christmas tree?  That’s what you think.  All you need is some Washi tape and string:

XmasStringTape

Even if you don’t have room for a tree, you can always include a little Christmas decor on the corner of a shelf.  Here’s what I’ve done this year with a few ornaments that have been in our family for years;

XmasOrniesNext year I’ll take off the wire hangers, this was kind of an experiment this year.  But it looks great on our shelf, and is the perfect touch right there.

So squeeze a little Christmas into your small space.

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Starting the adventure of building a laneway house in the real-estate jungle of Vancouver, BC

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