Perhaps you’ve noticed that a lot of holiday inspiration photos feature family-sized houses and oversized decorations. So what’s a Carmel apartment dweller to do if you don't have a big space?
Don’t fret. There are endless cheery and elegant ways to decorate your apartment for seasonal festivities. No matter the size of your home’s layout, you can try these Carmel apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.
Upgrade Your Usual Home Decorations With Holiday Ones
If you don't like having extra decorations in your Carmel apartment, try replacing existing pieces with more seasonal alternatives. Replace your doormat with a holiday mat. Swap out throw blankets and pillows on the couch with holiday-themed ones. Stock the kitchen and bathroom with holiday towels. Decorations don’t have to be just ornamental. They can be practical, too!
Try Carmel Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Require Lots of Storage Space
If your storage or closets are full, try using decorations that you don’t need to store or take up limited storage space.
Live greenery and Christmas trees only last a few weeks. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is just putting 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. Get 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 easily fit into compact containers after the holidays.
Get An Appropriately-sized Christmas Tree
If you celebrate Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. But those lengthy branches cause a problem in smaller apartments. Thankfully, you can easily find Christmas trees in many different sizes.
When deciding on a Christmas tree, try to pick one that fits your space and leaves room for your tree topper. As for width, slender, smaller trees work better in smaller spaces.
If you’re really tight on 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 save space.
Place Your Decorations In Creative Spots
Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities as single-family houses. If your apartment doesn’t have a spacious windowsill for your menorah or a standard fireplace to hang your stockings, it’s not a huge deal. 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 seeing 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 place festive wreaths and candles in the windows. Have the kids put together a winter wonderland with paper snowflakes or set up tiny holiday character figures peeking out. Stores have been staging their windows for years, 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 exceptional amenities for all of the year’s celebrations. Call 317-344-8491 or click the “schedule a tour button” to speak with a Leasing Specialist to learn more about living at Lakeside Apartments.