5 Holiday Hacks For Creating A Festive Space

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You may live in a tiny city apartment or dorm room but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice bringing holiday cheer into your small space. You may not be able to deck the halls with an 8 foot Christmas tree but you can create your very own holiday haven with these small space holiday hacks.

1. Switch Out PIllows

Switching out your pillows in your living room or bedroom is the easiest way to bring texture and and all the cozy vibes into your space.


Our favorite way to bring the winter spirit indoors is with Mongolian accessories. Their softness and warmth create pure holiday comfort.

2. Reinvent A Christmas Tree

So you want a Christmas Tree. The only problem is you barely have room to fit a small piece of furniture in your space, let alone an 8-foot spruce. Don’t worry, your holiday dreams of a festive space doesn’t have to come to an end.


With a little creativity, you can repurpose an item you might already have to create a chic christmas tree. A neon cactus light does just that. Simply add your favorite ornament and place your best wrapped christmas presents underneath.

3. Swap Out Your Photos

The holidays are all about the snail mail so instead of culminating a pile on your desk. place your holiday cheer on display.


Whether it’s some wintry inspo, your family holiday card, or your next holiday soiree, show’em off with your festive creativity.

4. Create A Christmas Tree With Washi

DIY this washi tape Christmas tree to create the perfect home for all your perfectly wrapped gifts. Simply tape your wall vertically depending on how long you want your tree to be and place strips horizontally across starting from the top with short pieces and making them larger as you go down to create your custom tree.


Polish it off by trimming your tree with lights, tinsel, and ornaments. And, of course, top it off with a star.

5. Add Ambiance

The warm glow of Christmas lights are a surefire way to get into the holiday spirit.


A string of lights wrapped around your doorway or bed frame or even bunched up in a glass jar on your nightstand will have you curled up at home listening to “All I Want For Christmas” and drinking egg nog in no time.   


Our philosophy, inspiration and products are all meant to spark your imagination. After all, you only have four years of college. You shouldn’t settle for less than the best when it comes to discovering your style or designing your space. Dormify aims to inspire college students to explore and embrace their style both inside and outside their dorm rooms. We want YOU to be the tastemakers in small space interior design.