December 11, 2017

My Christmas Decorations & 3 Tips For Decorating A Small Space

Pink christmas decorations


I am so dang excited to share my Christmas decorations with y'all today! When I moved into this little house back in March I already had a vision for how cozy and festive it was bound to be at Christmastime - and I was right. It's even better than I first imagined. As a woman who firmly believes in year-round twinkle lights, I couldn't wait to bring all the pink, girly, sparkly goodness into this little space. I knew, however, that there would have to be some alterations to how I had decorated in the past because the space just wouldn't accommodate everything.

Below are tons of photos and a few tips on how to do holiday decorations in your own small space. It's absolutely possible to make sacrifices and still get what you want out of your Christmas decorations. I've had mine up since before Thanksgiving but added a few things here and there. Don't you worry, the Christmas flamingos are standing guard outside for another year. They're just so dang tacky and fun I can't say no. Enjoy, friends!


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Pink christmas decorations
Both strands of star garland: TARGET // Glitter deer: TARGET // Large pink & aqua trees: TARGET
Cream & pearl tree: WORLD MARKET // Smaller pink glitter tree: TARGET DOLLAR SECTION
My Christmas tree: WALMART

Pink christmas decorations
All of my ornaments I've found from everywhere: TJ MAXX, HOBBY LOBBY, TARGET, Vintage stores
Tree: WALMART // Retro tree topper: OLLIE'S BARGAIN OUTLET

Pink christmas decorations
Ballerina fox ornament: LAUREN CONRAD for KOHL'S

Pink christmas decorations

Pink christmas decorations


Tip one. BUY A SMALL TREE
If you'll remember, for the past two years I've had a pink Christmas tree. This tree is about six feet and not super fluffy - overall, it didn't take up a lot of space in my townhouse. Fast forward to this year in my little cottage, I knew that tree would take up too much room. I could've made it work, but I hate feeling cramped in my own home. Luckily, I found a six foot, skinny, pre-lit tree at Walmart several weeks ago. The best part? It's rose gold tinsel! I have been dying for one of those retro, tinsel trees for years and this was the perfect opportunity to get one. My little tree cost $20 and it fits so nicely in the corner right next to my couch. It doesn't take up any usable space at all. If you live in a small space, assess how much room you have and work from there. Your small space can possibly accommodate something bigger than I have, but my advice is don't sacrifice living space for your Christmas tree.

Pink christmas decorations
Party giraffe: OH JOY! for TARGET // Santa: Boutique find

Pink christmas decorations
Cream & pearl tree: WORLD MARKET // All other bottle brush trees: TARGET DOLLAR SECTION

Pink christmas decorations
Cactus ornament: TJ MAXX // Taco ornament: TARGET // Waffle ornament: HOBBY LOBBY

Pink christmas decorations
Large pom garland: HOBBY LOBBY

Pink christmas decorations
Tree topper: OLLIE'S BARGAIN OUTLET // Both deer ornaments: TARGET

Pink christmas decorations
Pink tree: TARGET DOLLAR SECTION // Cream & pearl tree: WORLD MARKET


Tip two. BLEND YOUR DECORATIONS IN WITH WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE
I feel like I've really gotten the hang of this one over the last few years. Once I transitioned the colors in my house to pinks and aquas with a few random pops of additional color, I felt like my house became more me. Therefore, it was super easy to feel inspired when it came to my Christmas decorations. I just stuck with that same color scheme and managed to find some really affordable pieces. You wouldn't believe how many things I have from the dollar section at Target - that spot is a goldmine for holiday decorations. I've found that blending my Christmas decorations in with what's already in my house maximizes the space used (I'm not putting as many things into storage to make room for my decorations) and it doesn't take away from the everyday aesthetic of my house.


Pink christmas decorations
Garland: TARGET // Furry pillow: TARGET DOLLAR SECTION // Print: GRAY MALIN

Pink christmas decorations
Large bottle brush trees, garland & glitter deer: TARGET

Pink christmas decorations
Camper ornament: HOBBY LOBBY

Pink christmas decorations


Tip three. DON'T FORCE SOMETHING TO WORK
When there's not a lot of room to work with, don't force something to fit into the mix. For example, I bought the cutest tinsel flamingo a few weeks ago that I couldn't wait to put out for the holidays. Well, after pulling out and arranging everything I already had and a few new pieces, I realized I didn't have any room for it. Sure, I could've kept it and said "I'll use it next year instead of ________," but I knew better. When it comes to a small space, every bit of room counts. So finding a little nook or space in a plastic tote to store anything can be a challenge. If something doesn't find a spot in the mix, that's ok! Store it (if the space allows) or return it.


Pink christmas decorations

Pink christmas decorations

Pink christmas decorations
Donut ornament: TJ MAXX

Pink christmas decorations
Llama towel: WORLD MARKET // Car towel: ANTHROPOLOGIE

Pink christmas decorations

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Girl Meets Bow said...

Your decor is the absolute cutest!! I love how you make your space so festive!

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