Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Small But Sweet

Before I left my daughter to go back home to the real world, she requested that I decorate her apartment for fall.Occasionally someone will leave me a comment, after I've shared holiday photos of my home, saying things like, "I wish I could decorate for the holidays but my home is too small." Or, "I can't afford to decorate." Or "I have no place to store decorations." Hopefully these photos will inspire those who live in smaller homes.My daughter keeps holiday decorations in plastic containers tucked under their bed. Most of the decorations were purchased at the dollar store, thrift store, or discount store. And as far as room to display, that's easy!
Place a few on top of furniture.
Clear a spot on a table or chest.Tuck them into a bookshelf.Replace candles for decorations.Hang 'em on a coat rack.

15 comments:

Summer Rae said...

I have lived in 'smaller' places for years..but always had to find room to decorate for the holidays. Your daughter's apartment looks great. Thanks for sharing!

the undomesticated wife said...

I actually love smaller spaces better than larger ones. They are cozier, and I think they are easier to decorate. Very cute! I'm still green with envy over the mirrored table.

Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen said...

I am in love with dollar store decor! It's a perfect little touch to any small space :)

Lori said...

I can't imagine a place too small for holiday decorations! You can always find room SOMEWHERE! Love what you did!

Julie said...

I am bummed i wasn't able to join in on girls night, you have done such wonderful things to everyones apartments. Don't you just love Unique, its one on my favorite places in the whole world. Next time you come out i am going to have to have you help me if we ever are able to buy a house. I might just have to start emailing you photos of my place for your advice. :) ps we love your daughter!

Darlene said...

I LOVE what you did in your daughters' place! Too CUTE! I don't think any place is too small to decorate!

The Schmidt's said...

This is great advice. I only really decorate for the fall season, a.k.a halloween, and christmas. I love shopping at the dollars stores for these decorations, they are great items and I don't feel guilty about buying them if they are a dollar! Thanks for more advice on what else I can do for decorating.

Erin said...

Beautifully done...

Halle@HouseCapated said...

Fun Fun Fun! Looks great. You are a great mom!

jenjen said...

Cute decorations! I love Halloween!

XOXO
Jen

♥ sheena said...

i. love. your. blog!

i LOVE and live for thrifting! it's such a rush. so when i found your blog... i instantly fell in love with it!

such a crafty lady! love all of your stuff!

♥ sheena said...

i. love. your. blog!

i LOVE and live for thrifting! it's such a rush. so when i found your blog... i instantly fell in love with it!

such a crafty lady! love all of your stuff!

Lisa-Marie said...

Those bookshelves look fantastic! Will you come decorate my house please?

Pat said...

I love the ideas ~ you are very creative!

When can you come to my apt and decorate? :-)

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I like your ideas of decoration placement. Sometimes I struggle with this since we live in a smallish townhouse.

:)

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