Home & Lifestyle 15 December, 2020
Brilliant Christmas Decorations For Small Spaces
We may swoon over country piles or stately townhouses at Christmastime with their roaring fires and supersized alpines, but you don't have to have a spacious abode to create a cosy festive atmosphere. As we all prepare to spend a little more time at home this season, it's the perfect excuse to shake up your annual Christmas décor and get creative with how you transform your space. With a little thinking outside of the box, you can turn any redundant corner or nook and cranny into a winter wonderland with a little help from Westfield London's Home Quarter.
From wall hangings to fairy lights, we've got you covered this Christmas season so you can get in the festive mood without breaking the bank (or heading to RightMove).
If you're short on floor space, hanging decorations on the wall is a great way to incorporate some festive cheer into your home. From stars to wreaths, keep things minimal by opting for one to three large pieces rather than lots of little decorations which can look too busy and bring the walls in more.
Twig and Moss Wreath, £37.50 Raft
Bloomsbury Wooden Ladder with Berry Wall Decoration, £25 John Lewis & Partners
DON'T FORGET PLANTS
We couldn't let the festive season go by without including the famous red poinsettia plant. Known as the Christmas mascot, this low maintenance plant will instantly give your room a hint of festivities without taking over.
Groves Small Poinsettia Pick, £5.25 John Lewis & Partners
There's nothing that says Christmas like a wreath or garland. But if you're pushed for space or don't have stairs or a fireplace, you can still add this faux foliage to table tops. A chic candle holder or centre piece will look stylish in any home.
Christmas Cranberry Tealight Holders, Set of 2, £14 John Lewis & Partners
LIGHT IT UP
From twinkling fairy lights to oversized bulbs, Christmas lights instantly add a cosy atmosphere to a room. If you're forgoing a tree this year, hang a few strings of dainty fairy lights from the curtains to make the room feel more festive.
Millie Garland with Clear Lights, £38 Heal's
Twigs, £20 Habitat
Create your own winter wonderland by hanging ornaments or paper snowflakes from the ceiling. Not only will it be a fun addition for children, it's a cost effective way to transform a hallway, corridor or bedroom instantly.
Felt Mistletoe, £7 West Elm
Small accents can really change the feel of a room and incorporating Christmas colours into your home is a quick and effective way to lend some festive cheer. Think red throws, silver cushions, green ornaments or gold candles.
Alpaca Throw, £159 Heal's
Cotton Velvet Cushion Cover, £6.99 H&M Home
Alayna Pattern Scatter Cushion, £19 DFS
Angular Rug, £1,172 BoConcept
OPT FOR MICRO TREES
No space for a 6 foot Scandi alpine? No problem! Bring the outside in with a series of mini tree ornaments that can be displayed on bedside tables, mantels, kitchen counters and windowsills.
Noella Off-White Paper Christmas Tree, £9.60 Habitat
Fir Christmas Tree, £16.50 Raft
CREATE A CHRISTMAS SCENT
The festive season is an assault on our senses and let's not forget scent. From a cinnamon candle to orange and spice potpourri, there are plenty of ways to give your home the scent of Christmas without a tree.
Fir Tree Pot Pourri, £16 The White Company
If you're pushed for space inside, go outside! One thing we all have is a door and you can jazz yours up with snowflake stencils, a wreath, ribbon or fairy lights to greet you, guests and neighbours every day of Christmas.
Metal Wreath, £19.99 H&M Home