You’ve probably noticed that many holiday inspiration magazine articles showcase large houses and oversized decorations. So how can you find the same holiday feeling in a West Lafayette apartment?
Don’t fret. There are plenty of fun and elegant ways to decorate your apartment this holiday season. No matter how large or small your apartment is, you should try these great West Lafayette apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.
Upgrade Your Everyday Home Accessories With Holiday Ones
If you don't want to add too many trinkets in your West Lafayette apartment, try replacing your current items with more seasonal alternatives. Switch out your doormat with a holiday mat. Replace blankets and couch pillows with holiday-themed ones. Stock the kitchen and bathroom with festive hand towels. Decorations don’t need to be just aesthetic. They can be functional as well!
Try West Lafayette Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Take Up Lots of Storage Space
If you have limited storage, set up decorations that you don’t need to store or use limited storage space.
Natural greenery and Christmas trees only last a few weeks. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another short-term decoration is just displaying dishes of holiday candies to brighten up the space and snack on until they’re gone.
Not every seasonal display is big and glitzy. Little decorations that are easy to store can can still bring in the holiday spirit. Get unbreakable ornaments to save space on storage packing. Try wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window static clings, and bendable garlands that are easy to fit into little containers after the holiday season.
Pick An Appropriately-sized Christmas Tree
If you observe Christmas, a Christmas tree is a must. However, those lengthy piney branches cause a problem in small apartments. Thankfully, today you can buy Christmas trees in many different sizes.
When choosing a Christmas tree, try to pick one that leaves enough space between the tree and the ceiling to put a tree topper on. As for width, thinner, shorter trees work better in smaller spaces.
If you’re extremely tight on space, try a 2-3’ tree or an artificial half or corner topiary. These types of trees butt up against a wall or in a corner to save on floor space.
Place Your Accessories In New Spots
Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities as single-family houses. If you don’t have a large windowsill for your menorah or a standard fireplace for stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can put traditional decorations in nontraditional locations in your West Lafayette apartment.
Menorahs are just as special on a table, entertainment center, or bookshelf. Stockings can be hung on coat pegs on the wall, door handles, or shelves. Don’t have a public-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Put it in a bedroom window instead.
Decorate Windows If You Don’t Have A Yard
People enjoy outdoor holiday lights, but you may not be able to put up your own when you’re in a West Lafayette apartment. If you don’t have outdoor space to add lights to, then go ahead and add lights to your windows.
You can wow the neighborhood with lights strung up or hang traditional wreaths and candles in the windows. Have each member of the family have fun building a garland of paper snowflakes or set up cute holiday characters peeking out. There’s a long history of dressing store windows during the holiday season, so why not spruce up your windows at home!
Now You’re Ready To Enjoy The Holidays At The Ivy Towns and Flats
Enjoy this holiday season at The Ivy Towns and Flats! You’ll love our variety of floor plans and wonderful amenities for all of the year’s celebrations. Contact us at 765-300-4521 or click the “schedule a tour button” to talk with a Leasing Specialist to learn more about living at The Ivy Towns and Flats.