christmas carousel

I went out to Kmart last week to get some inspiration for decorating our tiny apartment for the season. Nate and I agreed that we don't have enough room for a Christmas tree, and I was kind of sad about Some Boy not getting that quintessential first Christmas morning by the tree shot. That is, until I was distracted by shiny things!

christmas decorating miniatures

I am absolutely in love with this carousel. Everything in our apartment is miniaturized (due to the lack of space and all), so this goes perfectly with our little DIY house terrarium and the potted manzanita branch we kept from our wedding. Doesn't it look just like an awesome backyard carnival? I used to think that mini holiday houses were SO corny and it was only grandmothers who collected them, but I guess I'm rethinking that. I feel like a girl with a new dollhouse.

christmas door bow

An easy peasy and quick decoration is the door bow. Anyone has room for this, and it can spruce up the room inside or serve as a festive welcome when placed on the outside of the door.

christmas tree skirt decorating

Just because we don't have room for a tree doesn't mean we don't have room for a tree skirt. This livens up the living room and it'll still be good for future years when we have all the space we could possibly want. Say hi to our door greeter, the abominable snowman who I have named Freddy. Some Boy started sobbing his little eyes out at Kmart (he's in pain from teething) so I used Freddy here to distract him. It worked like a charm, so Freddy HAD to come home with us.

christmas garden decorating tips

Simple touches like adding a little flair to topiary displays, mantles or bookshelves can go a long way. I just stuck some glittery floral decorations into our artificial garden and voila! Festivity!

christmas decorating tips

I don't need a tree to hang ornaments. I painted some small planks white and screwed them together for an easy wooden wall mount. I added hooks to hang my ornaments from and hung my store-bought and DIY sparkly Christmas ornaments.

christmas decorating garland

Cleverly-hung lights and garland maximize wall space and add that familiar Christmas glow.

For more holiday inspiration, check out my Google+ album or Kmart's Holiday Shop online.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias. All opinions are my own.