Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine
Not all homes have the space to accommodate a Christmas tree.
Often, all the emphasis is placed on this one focal point which, of course, usually looks spectacular, but can also overwhelm a small room.
However, by using a little bit of imagination, those who live in small spaces don’t have to miss out on the season’s best trimmings.
In fact, by taking the objects traditionally meant for a tree and scattering them around the home, you can create a cohesively adorned festive space.
Here are some top tips for trimming small spaces:
■ For a totally nontraditional look, introduce neon lights into your home. You could opt for festive motifs, like reindeers and robins, or instead choose less themed shapes, like stars, that could also be used for festivities all year round.
■ Baubles don’t have to hang from the tree. A few nestled next to your existing objects, perhaps on a bookshelf, can look charming.
■ Put wire strings of fairy lights around any surfaces that you have.
■ For an organic look, collect a few branches from outside and lay them on your shelves, perhaps paired with the fairy lights. Or create a minimalist tree by clustering the branches in a vase, and hanging baubles from them.
■ Wil Law is a home design stylist at John Lewis, Victoria Gate, Leeds. Instagram @johnlewis_wil.