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West Lafayette Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

You might have 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.

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Upgrade Your Everyday Home Knickknacks With Holiday Items

If you don't want to add too many trinkets in your West Lafayette apartment, try swapping out existing pieces with more seasonal alternatives. Switch out your doormat with a holiday mat. Switch out blankets and couch pillows with seasonal ones. Stock the kitchen and bathroom with seasonal 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 Need Storage Space

If you have limited closet space, set up decorations that don’t require storage or use limited storage space.

Natural greenery and Christmas trees only last one season before getting tossed out. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another short-term decoration is just displaying dishes of festive candies to decorate with and snack on until they’re gone.

Not every seasonal display needs to be large. Little decorations that are easy to store can can still bring in the holiday spirit. Use unbreakable ornaments to save space on packaging during storage. Try wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window static clings, and bendable garlands that easily fit into little containers after the new year.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Choose A Christmas Tree That Works For Your Apartment

If you observe Christmas, a Christmas tree is a must. However, those long piney branches can overwhelm littlier apartments. Thankfully, it’s easy to buy Christmas trees in many different sizes.

When deciding on a Christmas tree, try to pick one that is small enough to put a tree topper on. As for circumference, slender, compact trees look 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 a wall or in a corner to save on floor space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Place Your Accessories In New Spots

Apartments don’t always 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 to hang your stockings, don’t worry. 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 hooks on a 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 green wreaths and warm candles in the windows. Have each member of the family have fun building a winter wonderland with paper snowflakes or set up tiny holiday characters peering out. There’s a long history of decorating 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 speak with a Leasing Specialist to learn more touring The Ivy Towns and Flats.

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