so little space.

Yesterday, I vented about my frustrations with the lack of space in our apartment to store all our holiday decorations...well, the reality is, we really don't have that much space to display them either. I found a few ideas which will hopefully inspire both the temporary apartment dweller who is short on space and the lucky homeowner who has plenty. 

1) A bowl of ornaments! With less space to hang them on a tree, what better way to display some of your favorite holiday ornaments?
{Photo Credit: Steven Randazzo for Country Living}

2) Mini-wreaths...or actually, evergreen bobeches! I can't say I'd ever heard of the term before I found this photo, but a bobeche catches candle wax from dripping elsewhere. It's also an easy way to add some green to your holiday table without going overboard...

{Photo Credit: marthastewart.com}
3) A new twist on the Lite-Brite of my childhood! If your tree can't hold as many lights as you want, this would be a fantastic alternative...which could outlive the holidays too!
{Photo Credit: marthastewart.com}
4) Magazine trees. Yes, you heard me right. This is a perfect way to recycle old magazines and add some easy glam without breaking the bank. Best news is you can put them in the recycle bin when you're done...and they take up no space in storage :)
{Photo Credit: marthastewart.com}
5) Creative places for your stockings--like on a piano? Well, we aren't fortunate enough to have a piano, but I just thought this was just a clever idea. It made me realize you don't always need a mantel to create a great display!
{Photo Credit: Grey Crawford via Country Living}
Until we have our own home to decorate a few years down the line, I'll be content with these fresh new {space-saavy} ideas and keep dreaming of our future digs :) xo {av}

21 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment on 30days. ♥ Have fun making a card display!
    xo,
    Mique

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  2. I love all of your ideas! :)
    They seem super lovely, especially that ornament bowl!

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  3. Great ideas! Love the magazine idea! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment and following me. I am your newest follower.
    Have a great evening.
    Teresa

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  4. Love these ideas, I'm going to try the bowl of ornaments as soon as we move into our new place. So pretty!

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  5. great ideas!! i LOVE the magazine trees. That looks like something easy yet fun! :)

    i wander, i wonder

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  6. I love the bowl of ornaments and the lite bright alternative is my favorite!

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  7. Love the the ornament bowl, I did that once year, Fantastic!!! :-)
    Beautiful decorating and thanks for stopping by my blog hun, xxx to you- Emily from EL Vintage

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  8. I love your ideas..and your blog!

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  9. Nothing better than Christmas decorations!

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  10. Fantastic inspiration! love the top image!

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  11. These are some great ideas - love the ornament bowl - have been doing it for several years now.

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  12. These are such awesome ideas! Love the bowl of ornaments...actually I have a vase of ornaments! It's one of my favorite EASY decorations! :)

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  13. I have the same problem! King-size ideas in a fun-size house :) I live vicariously through all HGTV and Martha Stewart...

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  14. I love the bowl of ornaments, thanks for the idea :)

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  15. lovely photo finds!!

    Your blog is so unique, it made me smile! please continue!!!

    xox

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  16. love that ornament bowl! and the nod to lite bright, what a fun idea :)

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  17. I love the magazine trees. I saw them last year on Martha's show & I loved them!! I like keeping my holiday decorations simple, because I hate storing things all year!

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  18. i totally understand all your frustrations with decorating, storage and small spaces.. WHAT A PAIN!

    instead of the bowl of ornaments i did a cake dish of ornaments and put the glass cover on them.

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