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Carmel Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

Perhaps you’ve noticed that most holiday inspiration photos show off large houses and oversized decorations. So how can you find the same effect in a Carmel apartment?

Don’t fret. There are many cheery and beautiful ways to decorate your apartment this winter. No matter the size of your apartment, you can try these great Carmel apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Upgrade Your Current Home Decorations With Holiday Items

If you don't like having extra decorations in your Carmel apartment, try replacing existing items with more seasonal alternatives. Replace your doormat with a holiday mat. Swap out throw blankets and couch pillows with seasonal ones. Stock the kitchen and bathroom with seasonal towels. Decorations don’t have to be just ornamental. They can be practical, too!

Try Carmel Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Require Storage Space

If your storage or closets are full, use decorations that you don’t need to store or take up very little storage space.

Live greenery and Christmas trees only last a few weeks before getting discarded. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is just setting out bowls of colorful candies to add some cheer and munch on until they’re gone.

Not every seasonal decoration is big and glitzy. Smaller decorations that are easy to store can make just as big an impact. Use unbreakable ornaments to save space on packaging during storage. Experiment with flat wall hangings, foldable cardboard or fabric decorations, window clings, and flexible garlands that are easy to fit into small containers after the holidays.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Get An Appropriately-sized Christmas Tree

If you celebrate Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. But those long branches can overwhelm smaller apartments. Thankfully, you can easily buy Christmas trees in different sizes.

When choosing a Christmas tree, try to get one that fits your space and leaves room to put a tree topper on. As for circumference, thinner, smaller trees look better in smaller spaces.

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 fit against a wall or are placed in a corner to make the most of your space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Get Creative with Placement

Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities as single-family houses. If your apartment doesn’t have a wide 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 Carmel apartment.

Menorahs are just as beautiful on a console, desk, or bookshelf. Christmas stockings can hang from coat pegs on the wall, door handles, or shelves. Don’t have a front-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Put it in a bedroom or office window instead.

Decorate Windows Instead Of Your Yard

People love walking by outdoor light displays, but you may not have the option to set up your own outdoor lights when you live in a Carmel apartment. When you don’t have personal outdoor space to decorate, the next best thing is to decorate your windows.

You can delight the neighbors with lights strung up or put festive wreaths and candles in the windows. Have the kids put together a winter wonderland with paper snowflakes or set up cute holiday silhouettes peering out. There’s a long history of staging store windows during the holiday season, so why not add some festive flair your windows at home!

Now You Can Enjoy The Holidays At Lakeside Apartments

Enjoy this holiday season at Lakeside Apartments! You’ll enjoy our spacious floor plans and outstanding amenities throughout the year. Call 317-344-8491 or click the “schedule a tour button” to speak with a Leasing Specialist to learn more about our community.

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