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When it’s time to start decorating for the holidays, it can be a bit of a challenge for those who live in an apartment, no matter how roomy it may be. Apartments are not as spread out as a home; therefore, you can sometimes run into issues when trying to get festive. But don’t worry. You can still deck the halls by following these simple tips and tricks.
A traditional Christmas decoration that lets everyone know it’s time for the holidays is a Christmas tree. The good news is that with an apartment, you can still decorate with a tree. The bad news is you probably won’t be able to squeeze in a large or tall tree. Not to mention carrying it up the stairs to your place is not fun. For this Christmas, think about downsizing your tree so that it can fit wherever you decide to place it. It may be small and simple, but you can still go all out on ornaments and other decorations. Plus, you still have plenty of room for all your gifts! If you feel like you still may not have the space for a tree, you could always try an upside-down tree! It may sound odd, but it is one of the latest trends that is still fun and festive.
If you run out of wall space for your decorations, remember you can always hang simple yet festive items from your ceiling. When in a smaller space, it is wise to utilize any and all space that you have. Small, light, and simple decorations work best like paper snowflakes and ornaments. You don’t have to use nails to hang the decor but instead fishing line and tape. It’s simple to put up and take down, so you have won half the battle already!
Wreaths are typically used as an outdoor decoration, but that shouldn’t stop you from using it the way you want. Instead, consider placing holiday themed wreaths, big and small, around your living space to give it an added festive touch. You can hang it on your walls, on your mantle, or even on the back of your dining room chairs. There is no right or wrong way to decorate with a beautiful wreath.
If you don’t have a fireplace to hang your stockings with care, you can simply improvise by using a shower curtain instead. It’s a simple yet effective idea that gets the job done.
Adding a festive scent to your space is one of the best ways to really get in the spirits. Although it may not be a physical decoration like a wreath or Christmas tree, it still gives your apartment a cozy atmosphere that brings you comfort and joy. You can add scents by either lighting a candle or by boiling cranberries and potpourri over your stove. Whatever you decide, you will be happy to come home to the classic holiday smells.
Another simple way to get your apartment ready for the holiday is by switching out your everyday decor for something more festive. For example, try replacing your average throw pillows with holiday-themed pillows or even adding a Christmas patterned blanket. Making the simple yet subtle switch will make all the difference.
The inside is not the only part of your apartment! You also have a back porch and front door you can tackle with decorations as well. Place a fun, holiday-themed welcome mat, hang a wreath, wrap your porch with lights, or whatever it takes to get in the Christmas spirit with the space you have.
At Vintage Burkitt Station, we are proud to provide you with luxurious and spacious rooms that fit your lifestyle. If you are ready to make the move with us, contact us at 615-663-9400 for more information. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have!