Set the Mood
Candles are excellent lighting options for small spaces, which can be overwhelmed by overhead lights or oversized floor lamps. Their small footprint is a plus, too: “Candlelight is a great way to add a festive touch without forfeiting leg room,” says interior designer Kerrie Kelly. String lights hung from the walls and ceilings are another unobtrusive option—but whatever you do, pick warm-toned lights. “Fluorescent bulbs aren’t very festive,” Kelly says.