Perhaps you’ve noticed that a lot of holiday inspiration spreads feature large houses and oversized decorations. So how can you find the same effect in a Indianapolis apartment?
Don’t fret. There are endless fun and elegant ways to decorate your apartment this winter. No matter how large or small your apartment is, you should try these easy Indianapolis apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.
Replace Your Current Home Knickknacks With Festive Items
If you don't have room for extra decorations in your Indianapolis apartment, try switching out your current items with more holiday-style alternatives. Switch out your welcome mat with a holiday one. Switch out throw blankets and couch pillows with holiday-themed ones. Add seasonal towels to your bathroom and kitchen. Decorations don’t need to be just aesthetic. They can be practical, too!
Try Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Require Storage Space
If your storage or closets are full, use decorations that you don’t need to store or use a small amount of storage space.
Live greenery and Christmas trees only last a single season before getting thrown out. The same happens with gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is simply putting out dishes of colorful candies to decorate with and munch on until they’re gone.
Not every seasonal display is big and glitzy. Smaller decorations that are easy to store can still feel warm and cozy. Use unbreakable ornaments to save space on the need for bubblewrap. Use wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window static clings, and flexible garlands that don’t take much to fit into small containers after the new year.
Get An Appropriately-sized Christmas Tree
If you observe Christmas, a Christmas tree is a must. But those lengthy branches can overwhelm littlier apartments. Thankfully, today you can buy Christmas trees in a variety of sizes.
When deciding on a Christmas tree, be sure to buy one that fits your space and leaves room to put a star on your tree. As for circumference, narrower, compact trees are better in smaller spaces.
If you don’t have a lot of floor space, consider a tabletop tree or a novel half or corner tree. These types of trees stand against a wall or in a corner to make the most of your space.
Get Creative with Placement
Apartments don’t always have the same architecture or amenities as single-family houses. If your apartment doesn’t have a spacious windowsill for your menorah or a fireplace for your Christmas stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can put traditional decorations in nontraditional locations when you live in a Indianapolis apartment.
Menorahs are just as beautiful on a console, entertainment center, or bookshelf. Stockings can hang from coathooks, windowsills, 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 Instead Of Your Yard
People love seeing outdoor holiday lights, but you might not be able to set up your own when you’re in a Indianapolis apartment. If you don’t have a yard to add lights to, instead you can add lights to your windows.
You can impress the neighbors with lights strung up or put festive wreaths and warm candles in every window. Let the kids put together a paper snowflakes chain or set up cute holiday characters in fun places. There’s a long history of staging store windows for the holidays, so why not add some festive flair your windows at home!
Now You’re Ready To Celebrate The Holidays At Block 20
Celebrate the holidays at Block 20! You’ll enjoy our variety of floor plans and exceptional amenities throughout the year. Contact us at 317-218-1630 or click the “schedule a tour button” to talk with a Leasing Specialist to find out more about our community.