From decorating tips for small spaces to the easiest way to store your Christmas lights, Canadian Tire and Yahoo Canada are bringing you everything you need to make this holiday season the best one ever.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And while many choose to go all out this season with hundreds of flashing lights, massive and full Christmas trees, ribbons and wreaths, those living in smaller spaces have to get a little bit more creative. Thank goodness there are no rules when it comes to Christmas home decor.
In case you're short on square footage, we’re here to tell you that every every free inch counts when it comes to decking your home with festive decorations. And to prove that more isn’t always better, we’ve curated a list of decor solutions and ideas to make the most out of your petite condo, apartment or house this Christmas.
Try a tiny tree (or trees)
Ah, the Christmas tree. The pièce de résistance of the room doesn't always have to be tall. Reach new holiday heights with an adorable small tree like this one from CANVAS. For an extra special winter forest touch, why not go with multiples with the CANVAS Bottle Brush Tree Set? The must-have set includes a set of five bottle-brush trees of various sizes and finishes that are made perfect to place on the tabletop, window display, mantle or as part of a model railroad set. Group them together or strategically place each one in different spots around the room to fill any gaps.
Choose statement ornaments
While choosing a colour scheme for your Christmas tree is practically a no-fail idea, when it comes to smaller trees and minimal decor, less is more with special statement ornaments. Ditch the dozens of coordinating ornaments and choose random memorable ornaments like the CANVAS Red Collection Winking Santa Head or the CANVAS Enchanted Collection Mouse Girl Forager. They not only add a modern touch to your tree, but can also save a lot of storage space. And if you’re choosing to go sans tree this year? No problem. You can also hang these ornaments wherever you place your wreath or garland.
Or hang them on your wall in the form of a tree — we love this creative and unique way to showcase your decorations without taking up a lot of space.
You’ll be surprised how a little greenery can make a huge difference. Whether its on the fireplace, centretable or the edge of your kitchen island, deck out focal points of your home with the easy yet powerfully festive touch of garland. Perfectly made for indoor spaces, this garland by CANVAS conveniently measures at 6-feet and features a glittery finish, so no additional lights are needed.
Swap out everyday decor
Pops of gold, green and red instantly elevate the Christmas spirit in any room. Instead of adding more decor, consider changing what you already have by mixing in updated colours and textures. For instance, dress your dining table with a rich burgundy-coloured cloth and trade in your throws and cushions on the couch for Christmas-themed ones, like the CANVAS Designer Series FaLaLa Embroidered Sequin Cushion.
A little lightshow
While Christmas is the ultimate time for stringed LED lighting, they can also steal the spotlight from the decorations inside your home, especially when in a small space. Rather than ditching lights altogether, fill different parts of the room with small candles, or even better, small functional decor that helps brighten the room, like the CANVAS Battery-Operated Mercury Tree.
These beautiful glass figurines add a subtle kiss of Christmas cheer while also adding just the right amount of lighting for your personal taste, thanks to it being battery powered.
Simplify your centrepieces
Rather than going all out with a giant wreath or Christmas bouquet, consider downsizing to a charming, compact centrepiece that makes up for its size in detail. Take in the CANVAS Battery-Operated Rattan Holiday Box, 6-in, for example. This decorative piece adds a rusticly festive look to your home that’s anything but run-of-the-mill.