Decking the Halls…

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This post could also be called, how to decorate when you have no space and a cat! Even though I live in a tiny apartment, I still get really into decorating for the holidays. The holidays are my favorite time of year and I love making my space feel festive + fun. Two years ago I got a Christmas tree, but it was a lot to handle. Pine needles everywhere, and dragging it out through my narrow hallway was a disaster. And now that I have a cat (a crazy one at that!) forget it!!

This year I opted more subtle decor from Pier 1; sticking to a glittery champagne palette! I treated the top of my dresser as a mantle; adding this garland, a gorgeous ball wreath, and some glittery accents. And then I decorated my windowsill and coffee table. This faux fur tree will just have to work as my tree this year. I’m really happy with how it turned out. Subtle, but still festive. Just add champagne + a good holiday playlist.

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Pier One Ornament Ball Wreath, Pinecone Garland, Glitter Spheres, and Oversized Frosted Pinecones

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These glitter spheres are the most fun way to add a little sparkle to my coffee table without overwhelming it.

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In my window sill, I added this white faux fur garland, twinkle lights, a miniature faux fur tree, and a few more glitter spheres.

As an aside, twinkle lights are great for small spaces as they’re battery operated so you don’t have to deal with tons of cords getting tangled – and trying to find power outlets! I love these ones!

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Last but not least, sparkling wine is always important. I keep the bottom shelf of my fridge stocked this time of year… jussst in case! How fab are these wine glasses? I love the golden waves pattern on them. I’m so klutzy so I only have stemless glasses in my apartment, but these are really pretty too.

In partnership with Pier 1 Imports

Photography by Lydia Hudgens for The Stripe.

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  1. I love the twinkly lights and those glitter spheres. I’ve gotten a tree three out of five years that I’ve lived here, but I’m stalling because it kills me to spend 80 bucks on a tabletop tree! Argh. Love your dress too, btw. So pretty!

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  2. Such a pretty decor, I love the gold accents!

    Alina Ermilova | BLOG

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  3. I love this post! I also have a tiny apartment and I can’t put a big christmas tree because I have no space so this tips really work for me! Thanks ! love the decor! xoxo

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  4. jillian:

    fun and festive! xo jillian

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  5. What a lovely scene you’ve set. I love all of this! That reminds me, my house has zero decorations up!

    Xo Ally

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  6. This is such gorgeous inspiration, love all the little touches and it feels so chic & cozy!! Plus you look fab as well! xo

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  7. Cy:

    My apartment isn’t that tiny, ( maybe 700 square feet? )but I feel for you having been there before and city living is smaller. I just recently got a kitten and she is the joy of my life, but everyday is discovering a place to run and jump on. It’s a whole different thing. Like having a toddler who’s going to get into everything. These tips really help! Your place looks great. Elegant and festive without being over done. I agree about the bubbly. I always have at least one bottle in my fridge and this time of year it’s the party drink of choice. This year my party theme is vintage pink and metallic, inspired by an old Blueprint magazine cover. That wreath is perfect!

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  8. Very festive and a great use of space!

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  9. Rachel:

    I love those twinkle lights! I might have to get some blue one to decorate for Hanukkah 🙂

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  10. Your home decor is so pretty, love your style! Have a nice day 🙂

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  11. You say your apartment is small, but it looks so spacious to me (in terms of NYC apartments, which I’m familiar with!)

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