Are you wishing your little home could begin “to look a lot like Christmas” but feel there’s just no room for it? Good news! You can use your ledges, mantels, doors, window sills, walls, even the ceiling of your cozy (okay, tight!) living space as spots for clever, creative Christmas decorations. And if you craft or assemble yuletide accents that are a modern take-off from the traditional, then you’ll have a chic holiday vibe at your place this season.
Take these 10 urban-inspired decor projects we discovered, for example. We just love their “minimalist rustic” look, glitzed up with touches of gold and glitter. Try 2 or 3 of them and your little home will light up with Christmas cheer in no time!
10 Modern-Rustic Christmas Decor Projects for Your Small Home
Limited space? No problem, with these amazingly stylish, yet simple holiday decoration ideas you can DIY – then happily display!
1 – DIY decorating with Instax – Thanks to Urban Outfitters, we spotted this cool way to create a wall-art Christmas tree with Instax pics. You can also form the same shape out of Instax photos of friends, family and favorites!
2 – A natural Christmas mantel display – Forage for natural materials like bark, wood, pine cones, twigs and leaves. Fashion them into rustic-look decorations for a charming mantel display, as shown on Heart Home UK. No mantel? A ledge or window sill will work just fine!
3 – Simple and shimmery in gold, silver, and white – Amazing how keeping to a color palette can transform simple elements – like mini Christmas trees (one a bottle brush tree, the other made of vines painted gold), faux mercury glass jars, and a garland of metallic and burlap balls – and work wintry magic! Totally doable, courtesy of Home Made Interest.
4 – Glitter and lights canvas – No artistic skills required! And yet, how amazing does this glitter-dusted canvas look with fairy lights peering through like stars? Oh, and no large space needed either. Check out the cool tutorial by Joann.
5 – Eggnog bar cart – Such a nifty space-saving idea from Soiree Event Design for holiday entertaining and decorating in one! A bar cart decked with a bare-branch tree holding gold, black, and white Christmas balls – along with eggnog fixings!
6 – Modern Christmas-inspired pillows – In a small home, this is a super-easy way to add instant yuletide spirit. You can mix things up with non-Christmas pillow covers, too, as A Pop of Pretty shows.
7 – DIY eucalyptus garland – Imagine having a live leafy garland in place of an artificial one! Homey Oh My demonstrates how to attach cuttings of seeded eucalyptus to a string with wire, and then adorning any spot in your house. Lovely!
8 – Eucalyptus star decor – The Scandinavian aesthetic seems tailor-made for an urban Christmas. So, take inspiration from Broste Copenhagen (via My Scandinavian Home) with this wire star simply trimmed with fresh eucalyptus, a wooden ornament, and a length of ribbon.
9 – DIY painted plywood houses – At once both quaint and modern, these wooden house cutouts seen on Hello Lidy add an updated country feel to a holiday vignette. Quick, find a spot for these!
10 – Hanging bough – With space being limited, don’t forget you can suspend your Christmas decorations. This hanging evergreen branch, found on House and Garden UK, would be gorgeous across a window, against a wall, or over a console table. Simply trim with ornaments on lengths of cord or ribbon, and enjoy!
So, no excuses now. Small home or not, there will always be room enough for amazing urban-inspired Christmas decorations like these!