Holiday Decorating Tips For Small Spaces From Debbie Travis

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The Huffington Post Canada   First Posted: 12/02/11 02:57 PM ET Updated: 12/07/11 10:21 AM ET

City living definitely has its perks: access to a plethora of restaurants and fabulous shopping out your front door are just a couple. But living downtown can often mean living in a small abode, whereas suburbia is spacious and houses actually have backyards. Squeezing into such small spaces -- as more and more people are doing these days -- can hinder one's ability to dress-up a living space in a festive way.

Since it's always nice to add a little holiday warmth to your home (whether you live in a semi-detached, in a condo tower or townhouse condo), we wanted to offer some simple tips on festively fixing up your space. We chatted with Debbie Travis, Canadian home decor expert extraordinaire and well-known television host, to get some of her tips on giving your residence a festive feel -- without going overboard or over budget.

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"If you're young, you may just be beginning to collect stuff. Or you may be headed home for the holidays. Still you may want a tree. So artificial trees are a good solution. As an added bonus, they aren't too scented," says Travis. She adds trees today tend to be slimmer than older versions, which means they take up less space.


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