Mid-Century Modern Christmas Tree + Decorating a Small Space for the Holidays

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Living in an apartment—or any small space—always makes for some interesting configurations. Microwave taking up half your countertop? Sure. Have to sit sideways on the toilet to make room for the radiator? Why not? But when it comes to holiday decorations, you shouldn’t have to scrimp on style just because you don’t have the square footage. So this year, inspired by our favorite mid-century modern artists, we’ve designed this small space savvy Mid-Century Modern Christmas tree.

Best part is, it’s DIY printable. We worked with Parabo Press to print ours and if you haven’t checked them out before, now’s your chance. Remember when we were obsessed with their square prints a few weeks ago? They give you a set of 25 for free—as long as you pay shipping. Plus we’re sharing a Parabo coupon code for 30% off anything on their site. Just scroll down.

Mid-Century Modern Christmas Tree

mid-century modern christmas tree

Parabo prints on a really nice medium weight paper stock which gives it an archival feel. You can definitely roll this back up and store for next year. Their wooden poster rails makes it easy to hang and display and the magnetic closure could not make it any easier. Plus once the holidays are over, you can still use the rails with another of your favorite prints.

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To easily pull this together, throw down a cozy blanket you already own as a impromptu tree skirt and add a basket (this one usually holds said cozy blanket) to store all your presents as you wrap them.

The trick to pulling this off is by adding a lot of greenery. This adds touches of real fir and holly while still being low maintenance. One bundle of holiday greenery from my local Trader Joes + their boxwood wreath was more than enough with some even left over.

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Parabo’s free square prints are such a good deal, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use them in a few gifts.

Photo Gift Tags

Instead of typical name tags, print old photos of your friends and family to label the gifts. How cute are these throwback photos of my parents when they were kids?

small space christmas set up

Succulent Care Cards

I’ve been endlessly propagating succulents for the past year—remember these bad boys in March?—and it’s time to gift some of them away if even for my own sanity. Make little care cards to ensure they get proper care in their new homes.

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Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe Cards

After drinking my fair share of Apple Pie Moonshine, I always package some up to give away to friends and family. Print the recipe so your friends can recreate it themselves next year.
moonshine recipe card parabo

Parabo is incredibly easy to work with. This is actually my second order with them so you know I like the final product. A word of caution for color matching, I had no issues with the color on a myriad of photos or the recipe card and succulent care cards. That being said, the tree did come back with some funky colors. After following up with Parabo’s customer service, it looks like I should have uploaded a CMYK color file where as mine was RGB. They were incredibly helpful and really seem like they would do whatever it takes to get your prints right. So just be sure to upload that CMYK next time!

small space christmas

What do you guys think? Are you a small space decorator or do you have the room to really spread out with a full tree?

Right now, in anticipation of Black Friday, Parabo is offering $15 off any purchase until Nov. 24th at midnight. Use the coupon code: 15ANY.

You can also use our Parabo coupon code: TRIED to get 30% off any order. Or, gather those soon-to-be-taken holiday photos to order a free soft cover book—again, just pay shipping. Their holiday cut off before rush shipping sets in is December 6th, so get your photos together quickly to get your order in on time.


Download our mid-century modern Christmas tree on Etsy here

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Robin Anderson


Robin tries things in Pasadena, California.