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Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

November 24, 2020

Holiday decorations

You’ve probably noticed that many holiday inspiration spreads showcase large houses and big decorations. So what’s a Indianapolis apartment dweller to do if you don't have a large space?

Never fear. There are many festive and beautiful ways to decorate your apartment for seasonal festivities. No matter the size of your home’s layout, you can try these easy Indianapolis apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Replace Your Everyday Home Accessories With Festive Ones

If you don't have room for extra decorations in your Indianapolis apartment, try swapping out your current pieces with more holiday-style alternatives. Replace your doormat with a holiday one. Replace throw blankets and pillows on the couch with holiday-colored ones. Add holiday towels to your bathroom and kitchen. Decorations don’t have to be just ornamental. They can be functional, too!

Stick With Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Require Storage Space

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

Fresh greenery and Christmas trees only last a few weeks. The same happens with gingerbread houses. Another short-term decoration is just displaying bowls of holiday candies to decorate with and snack on until they’re all eaten.

Not every holiday decoration needs to be large. Little decorations that store easily can still feel warm and cozy. Use ornaments that won’t break to save space on storage packing. Try flat wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window static clings, and flexible garlands that easily fit into small containers when the season is over.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Pick A Christmas Tree That Works For Your Space

If you observe Christmas, a Christmas tree is a must. But those long branches cause a problem in smaller apartments. Thankfully, you can easily get Christmas trees in different sizes.

When selecting a Christmas tree, try to pick one that leaves enough space between the tree and the ceiling to put a star on your tree. As for girth, narrower, shorter trees look better in smaller places.

If you’re extremely tight on space, try a 2-3’ tree or an artificial half or corner tree. Half trees and corner trees fit against your wall or are placed in a corner to save space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Get Creative with Placement

Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities as single-family houses. If you don’t have a spacious windowsill for your menorah or a fireplace to hang your stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can put your usual holiday decorations in unusual locations when you live in a Indianapolis apartment.

Menorahs are just as beautiful on a table, desk, or bookshelf. Christmas stockings can be hung on coathooks, door handles, or shelves. Don’t have a public-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Place it in a bedroom or office window instead.

Decorate Windows If You Don’t Have A Yard

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

You can delight the neighbors with lights strung up or place green wreaths and electric candles in each window. Let the kids put together 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 add some flair your windows at home!

Now You Can Enjoy The Holidays At The Edge Apartment Living

Enjoy this holiday season at The Edge Apartment Living! You’ll love our spacious floor plans and exceptional amenities throughout the year. Call 463-345-4399 or click the “schedule a tour button” to talk with a Leasing Specialist to find out more touring The Edge Apartment Living.