You’ve probably noticed that many holiday inspiration photos show off large houses and big decorations. So what’s a West Lafayette apartment dweller to do if you don't live in a large space?
Don’t fret. There are many festive and stylish ways to decorate your apartment this holiday season. No matter the size of your home’s layout, you can try these West Lafayette apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.
Replace Your Usual Home Knickknacks With Holiday Ones
If you don't have room for extra decorations in your West Lafayette apartment, try switching out your current items with more festive ones. Replace your doormat with a fun one. Switch out blankets and throw pillows with holiday-colored ones. Add festive towels to your kitchen and bathroom. Decorations don’t need to be purely ornamental. They can be functional, too!
Use West Lafayette Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Need Storage
If you have limited storage, set up decorations that you don’t need to store or use limited storage space.
Fresh greenery and Christmas trees only last one season before getting tossed out. The same happens with gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is just displaying dishes of festive candies to add some cheer and munch on until they’re gone.
Not every seasonal decoration has to be large. Compact decorations that pack down tightly can still give off a “wow” factor. Use ornaments that won’t break to minimize storage packing. Use flat wall hangings, foldable cardboard or fabric decorations, window static clings, and bendable garlands that don’t take much to fit into little containers after the new year.
Get A Christmas Tree That Works In Your Apartment
If you observe Christmas, a Christmas tree is a must. However, those long piney branches cause a problem in smaller apartments. Thankfully, you can easily get Christmas trees in different sizes.
When choosing a Christmas tree, try to pick one that is small enough for your tree topper. As for circumference, slender, shorter trees work better in smaller rooms.
If you don’t have a lot of floor space, try a 2-3’ tree or an artificial half or corner topiary. These types of trees butt up against your wall or are placed in a corner to save space.
Place Your Items In Creative Spots
Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities that single-family houses do. If you don’t have a spacious windowsill for your menorah or a fireplace for stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can put traditional decorations in nontraditional places when you live in a West Lafayette apartment.
Menorahs look just as special on a table, desk, or shelf. Stockings can hang from coathooks, door handles, or shelves. Don’t have a front-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Place it in a bedroom window instead.
Decorate Windows If You Don’t Have A Yard
People love seeing outdoor holiday lights, but you may not have the option to display your own when you live in a West Lafayette apartment. If you don’t have personal outdoor space to add lights to, instead you can decorate your windows.
You can delight the neighbors with lights strung up or place traditional wreaths and candles in each window. Let each member of the family create a winter wonderland with paper snowflakes or set up popular holiday characters peeking out. Stores have been staging their windows for years, so why not decorate your windows at home!
Get Ready To Enjoy The Holidays At Continuum Apartments
Celebrate the holidays at Continuum Apartments! You’ll enjoy our variety of floor plans and wonderful amenities in every season. Call 765-767-5222 or click the “schedule a tour button” to connect with a Leasing Specialist to learn more touring Continuum Apartments.