Merry and Bright : My Small Space Christmas 

With Christmas just around the corner, I figured it was time to spread a little holiday cheer around my apartment. Since I’m a little limited, when it comes to space, I decided to stick with my little table top tree, from last year, but that just wasn’t enough. For me a Christmas, just isn’t Christmas, without the scent of fresh pine and a pine scented candle just wont do. So I picked up some fresh garland from the local tree lot and got way more than I bargained for. In my head I just wanted a little, to put over the doorway, but after some persuasion from a very cheery, but persistent tree lot elf, I ended up hauling away 10 ft of garland.

larchmont village christmas tree lot
Hanging the garland, proved to be quite a cumbersome task for me and my little step latter. After a couple failed attempts, using everything from command hooks to Velcro, I finally gave in and used the good ol fashion hammer and nail method. ( ps. don’t tell my landlord 😳).

Once I finally got the garland up it was as time to decorate! I chose to go with natural glam theme and bought a set of mini metallic ornaments, a burlap bow, and some gold beaded garland from the Wondershop at Target.

Christmas ornaments and gold beaded garland from Target and fresh garland on floor.

But of course, it wouldn’t be me if there wasn’t some sort of DIY element to this project.  After a stroll through bullseye alley ( the section by the register, at Target, where almost everything is under 5 dollars) I found a wooden cut out of the word “Joy” and thought ” This would look great, if it was gold and I could figure out a way to hang it!” ( This is where having multiple cans of gold spray paint and super glue come in handy). I decided to spray paint it gold and super glued the gold beaded garland, to the back, to hang it.

With the addition of a few battery operated lights, my project was complete!

I also found these super cute snow-capped pine trees and a snow globe with a beautifully brown ballerina, who dances to the tune of the “Nutcracker Suite” and created a little winter Christmas magic on my coffee table.

“May your day’s be merry and bright.. and may all your Christmases be white”

Don’t know what to do with those fallen Christmas tree branches? Check out this post for more holiday decor inspiration.


15 comments on “Merry and Bright : My Small Space Christmas 

  1. Love this !! Great inspiration for my tiny little appartment 🙂

  2. Such a creative way to decorate without taking up much space. It looks great!

  3. I love that you incorporated some dark colors too. Also, I’m in love with that exposed brick.

  4. I am definitely not your typical do it yourself kind of person but I had a similar set up in Brooklyn, NY. We made due with what little space for we had and made the best of times. I love your pictures. Merry Christmas!!

  5. Aww I like this a lot! It’s such a small yet festive and cute piece to add to your decor. Well done 🙂

  6. It is gorgeous, you did a great job.

  7. It looks so pretty and festive. Great creative use of a small space 😀 Happy holidays!

  8. I love what you did with your place! And your photos are beautiful, love the edits! Everything’s better festive ☺️ Tishhlah

  9. Small but so warm space! Interesting Christmas decorations!

  10. You did a fabulous job and some spackle will hide that nail hole in a heartbeat! lol Looks great, Merry Christmas!

  11. Looks cute and comfy. All set to welcome Christmas. Wishing you a merry Christmas in advance.

  12. Wow you are so creative… i love this post and your photos as always! Thanks for sharing with us

  13. Oh my goodness, thank you for the reminder. I have not decorated my apartment yet. I should think about doing that soon. Your decor looks amazing. I think I will do some art and crafts this year with my decor.

  14. creative. love what you did to the place.

  15. Great ideas for Christmas decor. I guess I can lend some

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