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Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

Perhaps you’ve noticed that a lot of holiday inspiration magazine articles show off expansive houses and big decorations. So what’s a Indianapolis apartment dweller to do if you don't live in a big space?

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

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Replace Your Usual Home Knickknacks With Holiday Items

If you don't have room for extra trinkets in your Indianapolis apartment, try replacing existing pieces with more festive alternatives. Switch out your doormat with a holiday one. Replace throw blankets and couch pillows with seasonal 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 storage, 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 decorate with and munch on until they’re all eaten.

Not every holiday decoration needs to be large. Little decorations that pack down tightly can make just as big an impact. Get unbreakable ornaments to save space on storage packing. Use 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.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Get The Right-sized Christmas Tree

If you observe Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. However, those full piney branches cause a problem in littlier apartments. Luckily, you can easily find Christmas trees in different sizes.

When choosing a Christmas tree, be sure to pick one that leaves enough space between the tree and the ceiling 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 make the most of your space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Get Creative with Placement

Apartments don’t always 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 traditional decorations in nontraditional locations in your Indianapolis apartment.

Menorahs look just as beautiful 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 Instead Of Your 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 outdoor space to add lights to, then go ahead and add lights to your windows.

You can impress the neighbors with lights or hang traditional wreaths and warm candles in every window. Let the kids have fun building a garland of paper snowflakes or set up tiny holiday characters peering out. There’s a long history of dressing 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.

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