Get in the Holiday Spirit with These 11 Mini Holiday Makeovers

christmas decor in bedroom

Jennifer Svendsen

Maybe you rent a small apartment and are eager to add just a dose of holiday spirit to your abode. Perhaps you live in a larger home and are looking for creative ways to make each room of your house feel festive. No matter your situation, you've come to the right place. We're sharing 11 oh-so-jolly mini makeovers that will make any corner of your home feel merry and bright this season. These setups are proof that you don't need a ton of time or square footage to incorporate holiday cheer into your space.

1. Jazz Up Your Sleep Space

Add some cheer to a bedroom with decorations that are seasonal yet ultra chic. Adhere a wreath to the headboard, load up on cozy throw blankets, and don't forget some tastefully arranged poinsettias. These understated accents will keep a sleep space feeling both festive and calming.

festive teen's room

Jewel Marlowe

2. Add Joy to the Home Office

You spend most of the day in your home office, so why not make the space feel a little more festive? Logging long hours before the holiday break will feel a bit less tiresome when you're surrounded by decor that reminds you of the magic of the season. Add wintry touches to your bookshelves, hang up some holiday-themed art, and go ahead and add a mini Christmas tree to your desktop if you feel like it.

winter home office

Cristina Garay

3. Make Chores More Cheerful

Sweaters, outerwear, and flannel—oh my! Laundry definitely piles up during the winter season, but who's to say the washing and folding process can't be made a bit festive? While we wish we could send elves to do your chores for you, a laundry room filled with garlands and candles is the next best thing.

garland in laundry room


4. Try Some Subtle Touches

You don't need to go overboard with decorations to add some joy to your entryway. Wrapping a garland around the staircase is always a classic, and a little bit of greenery in a vase (topped off with a bow!) is another cheerful yet understated accent. So if your home style leans simple but you're still looking to have some fun with holiday decor, this is your cue!

simple hallway holiday decor


5. Deck the Shelves

Who doesn't love a good shelfie? Give your bookshelves or built ins a bit of a refresh in honor of the holiday season. If you're not sure what to decorate with, go for mini trees, candles, menorahs, or garlands.

decorative wooden shelf


6. Add Comfort and Joy to Your Sleep Space

You'll be dreaming about all things holly and jolly in no time when your bedroom is fully decked out for the season. Outfit your bedroom in flannels, plaids, and greenery galore and you're sure to wake up feeling extra peppy all December long.

christmas decorations in bedroom

Jennifer Svendsen

7. Pretty Up the Powder Bath

Before guests come over for holiday festivities, take a few minutes to add some charm to your powder room. Tartan bows and a mini tree will transform the space in no time and are sure to make visitors feel like they're staying in a five-star hotel.

bows and greenery in bathroom


8. Have Fun With Stick-On Bows

Yes, your gallery wall is already nice and gorgeous all year long, but it should get some extra love during the holidays. Taping bows to your frames is a super simple upgrade—even little ones can help!

taping bows to picture frames


9. Bring Some Spirit to the Bar Cart

Your bar cart is sure to get plenty of use this season, and it deserves to get in on the decorating fun, too. Whether you choose to display a bit of Christmas cheer, switch out your go-to glasses for more seasonally appropriate options, or even set out a gingerbread house—the result is bound to be super cute.

christmas bar cart


10. Make Over Your Mirror

Adding wreaths to the mirrors in your home is a super simple way to get your house ready for the holidays. You can incorporate this technique in your entryway, above the mantel, in your powder room, you name it. Here, a wreath hook fits perfectly over the mirror's backing.

mirror with wreath

Jessica Kleven

11. Spice Up the Kitchen

Classic garlands featuring dried orange slices aren't just for wrapping around the tree—they'll look fab in the kitchen, too. We also love this idea for those who are looking to DIY their holiday decor; this setup is festive and won't break the bank.

orange garland in kitchen