HOLIDAY HACKS FOR YOUR SMALL SPACE

Smart decor ideas to turn every nook into party central.
USE STOCKINGS AS ART
No mantle? No problem. “During the Christmas season I love to hang my handmade French linen stockings from Dutch ski poles on a wall,” says Maria Carr of Dreamy Whites. The lesson: Get creative with household (or other) items to keep things fresh.
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CAST A FESTIVE GLOW
Host like an A-lister by taking charge of the lighting (and, therefore, the vibe) using Philip’s Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit. Controlled with your smart phone, the customizable colors can, for example, give your kitchen a sexy red look while the living room gets a blue hue. Prepare for some serious wow factor.
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TURN FRUIT INTO A TABLETOP STUNNER
Make the easiest ever (!) centerpiece for your sit-down supper. Dark plums and red pomegranates — or any moody edibles — look chic displayed in a brass bowl.
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EMBRACE OMBRE
Take a cue from Little Inspiration and buck Christmas tree tradition. Working with shades of grey, white and black keeps things eye-catching yet neutral.
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THINK MINI
You’ll fall instantly in love with this adorable DIY winter cloche, ideal for any table that needs bedazzling. Developed by the women behind A Beautiful Mess, these displays will instantly dress up even the tiniest of spots.
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ADD HIGH DRAMA FLORALS
Get your coffee table in the spirit, too, with an arrangement in a warm, luxe palette. Red roses, white anemones and peonies mixed with berries in a hand thrown vase from Frances Palmer is simply pitch perfect.
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CREATE A DAZZLING FIREPLACE
A tip from blogger Bridgette Dutkowski of Wit & Delight: Embrace the spirit of hygge (the Danish word for being content and cozy) when temperatures drop. If you don’t have a working fireplace — or don’t feel like dealing with cleanup — use an array of candles instead.
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UPGRADE YOUR BAR CART
Nothing says “Let’s party!” like handing guests a speciality drink the moment they arrive. Serve this Sugar Plum Fairy cocktail by Cody Goldstein of Muddling Memories. Mix coconut rum, silver rum, sherry and Irish cream and get your fa-la-la on.
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HANG WREATHS IN SURPRISING SPOTS
When in doubt, do like editor Michelle Adams does — find new places to hang a wreath beyond the front door. Try your foyer, over a bar cart or a bed as a fresh way to deck the halls.
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