You might have noticed that most holiday inspiration photos feature family-sized houses and decorations to match. So what’s a Broad Ripple apartment dweller to do if you don't have a large space?
Never fear. There are a lot of cheery and beautiful ways to decorate your apartment for seasonal festivities. No matter the size of your home’s layout, you can try these great Broad Ripple apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.
Upgrade Your Current Home Accessories With Holiday Items
If you don't have room for too many decorations in your Broad Ripple apartment, try switching out your normal pieces with more holiday-style alternatives. Replace your doormat with a holiday one. Swap out throw blankets and couch pillows with holiday-colored ones. Add seasonal towels to your kitchen and bathroom. Decorations don’t have to be just aesthetic. They can be functional, too!
Stick With Broad Ripple Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Need Storage Space
If you have limited closet space, try using decorations that don’t need storage or take up limited storage space.
Natural greenery and Christmas trees only last one season before getting tossed out. The same happens with gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is simply setting out bowls of festive candies to brighten up the space and munch on until they’re all eaten.
Not every holiday decoration is big and glitzy. Compact decorations that store easily can still feel warm and cozy. Buy sturdy ornaments to minimize packaging during storage. Try wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window clings, and flexible garlands that are easy to fit into small containers after the new year.
Choose A Christmas Tree That Works For Your Apartment
If you observe Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. But those long branches can be too large for small apartments. Thankfully, it’s easy to get Christmas trees in different sizes.
When choosing a Christmas tree, try to pick one that is small enough to put a tree topper on. As for girth, slender, smaller trees look better in smaller rooms.
If your layout is fairly tight, consider a 2-3’ tree or a novel half or corner tree. These types of trees stand against a wall or are placed in a corner to save on floor space.
Place Your Decorations In New Places
Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities as single-family houses. If your apartment doesn’t have a large windowsill for your menorah or a fireplace to hang your stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can place traditional decorations in nontraditional places in your Broad Ripple apartment.
Menorahs look just as special on a table, entertainment center, or shelf. Stockings can hang from coathooks, windowsills, or shelves. Don’t have a public-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Put it in a bedroom or office window instead.
Decorate Windows If You Don’t Have A Yard
People enjoy walking by outdoor light displays, but you may not be able to set up your own when you live in a Broad Ripple apartment. When you don’t have outdoor space to add lights to, instead you can decorate your windows.
You can delight the neighbors with lights strung up or put traditional wreaths and warm candles in every window. Let the kids create a winter wonderland with paper snowflakes or set up cute holiday silhouettes peering out. Stores have been staging their windows for decades, so why not add some festive flair your windows at home!
Get Ready To Celebrate The Holidays At Park 66 Flats
Come home for the holidays at Park 66 Flats! You’ll love our spacious floor plans and wonderful amenities throughout the year. Call 317-820-2209 or click the “schedule a tour button” to speak with a Leasing Specialist to find out more touring Park 66 Flats.