Perhaps you’ve noticed that most holiday inspiration magazine articles feature expansive houses and decorations to match. So how can you get the same holiday spirit in a Indianapolis apartment?
Never fear. There are many cheery and elegant ways to decorate your apartment for seasonal festivities. No matter the size of your home’s layout, you should try these Indianapolis apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.
Replace Your Usual Home Knickknacks With Holiday Items
If you don't have room for extra trinkets in your Indianapolis apartment, try swapping out existing items with more holiday-style alternatives. Swap out your doormat with a holiday one. Replace throw blankets and pillows on the couch with holiday-themed ones. Stock the kitchen and bathroom with festive hand towels. Decorations don’t need to be just aesthetic. They can be practical, too!
Stick With Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Take Up Storage
If you have limited closet space, set up decorations that don’t require storage or use a small amount of storage space.
Fresh greenery and Christmas trees only last a few weeks. The same happens with gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is just displaying dishes of festive candies to brighten up the space and munch on until they’re all eaten.
Not every holiday display is big and glitzy. Compact decorations that store easily can make just as big an impact. Use unbreakable ornaments to save space on packaging during storage. Try wall hangings, foldable cardboard or fabric decorations, window clings, and flexible garlands that are easy to fit into little containers when the season is over.
Get The Right-sized Christmas Tree
If you observe Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. However, those full piney branches can overwhelm small apartments. Luckily, you can easily buy Christmas trees in many different sizes.
When deciding on a Christmas tree, be sure to get one that is small enough to put a star on your tree. As for width, narrower, compact trees are better in smaller spaces.
If your layout is fairly tight, think about a 2-3’ tree or a novel half or corner tree. Half trees and corner trees butt up against a wall or are placed in a corner to save space.
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 standard fireplace to hang your stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can place your usual holiday decorations in unusual locations in your Indianapolis apartment.
Menorahs look just as lovely on a table, entertainment center, or shelf. 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? Place it in a bedroom window instead.
Decorate Windows If You Don’t Have A Yard
People enjoy outdoor holiday lights, but you might not be able to put up your own outdoor lights when you live in a Indianapolis apartment. If you don’t have a yard to add lights to, then go ahead and add lights to your windows.
You can impress the neighbors with lights or hang green wreaths and warm candles in each window. Let the kids have fun building a garland of paper snowflakes or set up cute holiday characters peeking out. There’s a long history of decorating store windows during the holiday season, so why not add some festive flair your windows at home!
Now You’re Ready To Celebrate The Holidays At The Waverley Apartments
Come home for the holidays at The Waverley Apartments! You’ll love our spacious floor plans and wonderful amenities in every season. Contact us at 317-800-7017 or click the “schedule a tour button” to speak with a Leasing Specialist to learn more about living at The Waverley Apartments.