Holiday Decorating Tips For Your Apartment

Make the most of the holiday season by freshening up your décor this year

The holidays are just around the corner, so if you haven’t started decorating yet, what are you waiting for? Festivities come and go quickly, and you want to have your hard work on display long enough to enjoy it.

When decorating an apartment for the holidays, it’s crucial to make creative use of your space. Sometimes this means rearranging some furniture or just getting creative with your décor.

The best place to start is to make sure your holiday decorations fit the vibe of your home. If your usual décor is mid-century modern, you’ll want to continue that theme through the holiday season.

Here are some ideas to revamp your home’s festive look and get yourself into the holiday spirit.

Festive table settings are a great way to get your apartment ready for the holidays.

Poinsettias → Winter flower bouquet

Poinsettias are beautiful, but they’re everywhere during the holiday season. If you want to try something new and different, visit your local flower shop and pick out a winter bouquet. Your local florist will likely have expert recommendations for what’s in bloom.

If you’d rather go with your own creation, look for in-season flowers and greenery such as evergreen branches, seeded eucalyptus, amaryllis, camellias, anemones, carnations, and gardenias. Mix lots of greenery with soft colours like white and darker accents like crimson and purple.

Christmas cards on wall/fridge → Christmas cards on a decorative ladder or shelf

Why buy decorations when people are already sending them to you? Incorporate pictures of your closest family and friends into your regular holiday décor. Use a string to hang them on a decorative ladder or scatter them on shelves or the mantle.

One big tree → Several smaller trees

If you don’t have a natural space for an 8-foot Douglas fir (artificial, of course, for rentals), don’t cancel Christmas just yet. Opting for a few smaller trees to go on side tables, shelves, or other surfaces not only saves space but also spreads the decorations more evenly throughout your space. Who says you can’t put presents under multiple trees anyway?

Crowded counters → Festive cabinets

Especially if you’re hosting dinner parties or family gatherings, you’ll want to keep your kitchen counter space free of clutter. Use a string or ribbon to hang miniature wreaths, cardstock snowflakes, ornaments, or other smaller décor right at eye level.

Over-decorating → Scent & music

You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on new decorations each year to get into the holiday spirit. Sometimes it’s better to appeal to your other senses: smell, taste and hearing. Choose a scent like pine, cinnamon, or vanilla to create a festive atmosphere. Or better yet, throw a batch of cookies in the oven.

To complete the ambiance, put on your favourite Christmas album. The scent and music will fill the spaces with no decorations and will give your apartment just the right vibes.

Ultimately, the best decorations for your apartment are the ones that make you feel cozy and happy in your space. Do whatever gets you into the festive spirit and creates an atmosphere to make cherished holiday memories.

If you’re looking for a new apartment to decorate this holiday season, check out what we have listed on our Properties page.

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