Feature Image by KelseyMDesigns on Etsy

The struggle is real when it comes to decorating an itty-bitty apartment. There’s, quite literally, no room for error! But when it’s done right, your cozy apartment can look just as cute (if not cuter) than a home with loads of space. It all comes down to being creative and resourceful, and most importantly, having a game plan.

There are plenty of easy swaps you can make with your current decor, along with affordable pieces that will help you (and your home) get in the holiday spirit. From switching out your framed photos with printable winter-inspired artwork to scooping up a cute pillow from Target, a little goes a long way. Trust us.

Ahead, we outline some of our favorite tips and shopping recommendations on how to make your small apartment feel festive this holiday season.

Chrismas Tree Nightlight $14.50

No matter how small your apartment is, we’re willing to bet that you have a spare outlet for this elegant Christmas tree-shaped fragrance-plug-nightlight. Pair it with a fragrance refill that evokes happy holiday feelings, like Sugared Snickerdoodle or Winter Candy Apple.

Cotton Printed Kitchen Towel $3

A holiday towel is an obvious must, perfect for mixing and matching with ones you already own or showing off on its own for guests.

McGee & Co Pine & Eucalyptus Faux Wreath $98

Rethink your wreath placement this season. Instead of putting it on the outside of the door, consider hanging it inside of your apartment to add a dose of greenery.


Target Be Merry Accent Rug $10

An easy way to get in the holiday spirit is investing in a fun doormat to put at your apartment entrance or a room within your space.

KelseyMDesigns Tree Art Printable $5

If you have framed photos in your space, you can easily swap them out for the holiday season with printable artwork, available on Etsy for the same price as a large coffee.

Balsam Hill Fir Tabletop Tree $100

Who says you need to have a big tree? This faux option looks super realistic and comes with LED lights. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, we also like this $20 find from Target.

Holiday Embroidered Christmas Tree Square Throw Pillow $20

A holiday pillow is an obvious must that will simultaneously make your space cozier and more festive.

9′ Carolina Pine Pre-Lit Garland $51.99

Purchase faux garland once, and we guarantee that you’ll find a way to decorate with it every year to come. Drape it on your TV stand, on your mirror, over a fireplace, or your door.

Haodeba 18Pcs Miniature Pine Trees With Wood Base $13.99

Subtle pieces of decor go a long way, like the artificial trees (pictured on artist Emily Lex’s desk shelf).

Saro Lifestyle Plaid Throw Blanket in Red $43.99

A timeless plaid blanket is an essential component of your holiday decor collection. You can either use it year-round or store it away until it’s time to take out the decorations.

 xx, The FabFitFun Team