We don’t know about you, but it seems like the holiday season comes sooner and sooner every year. Do you decorate your apartment for the holidays? Many people love bringing some holiday cheer into their own home for the last few weeks of the year, and everyone has their own unique approach. Read on for some simple ways to decorate your apartment for the holidays.
Hang a Wreath
Whether it’s made of cranberries, straw or evergreen, holiday wreaths look gorgeous hung on doors. You can find freshly made evergreen wreaths anywhere they sell Christmas trees. Craft/hobby stores typically sell the supplies to make your own wreath out of artificial plants. Using ribbons, you can even customize one with the colors you’d like
Put Up String Lights
It wouldn’t be the holidays without string lights. They’re cheap and can be found around the end of the year at pretty much any store that sells home goods (even at grocery stores, usually). Hang them on your mantle, on the wall, around your balcony — there are lots of possibilities. We’ve even seen people hang string lights on the wall in the shape of a tree instead of having an actual one.
Things to keep in mind: If you have a roommate, be sure and talk to them first before you start decorating. They could feel uncomfortable, especially if they don’t share your beliefs — or they may even want to help out! Also, don’t forget to check with your apartment manager about holiday decorations. It’s not uncommon for apartment complexes to have rules against hanging up lights on balconies or on porches, or putting up a wreath, for example. And lastly, exercise caution with any candles, lights or other electrical equipment you may be using to decorate.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season! If you’ll be moving in the new year, be sure and check out our Apartment Moving Center for some very helpful resources.