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Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

November 24, 2020

Holiday decorations

You might have noticed that most holiday inspiration photos show off expansive houses and oversized decorations. So what’s a Indianapolis apartment dweller to do if you don't live in a large space?

Don’t fret. There are plenty of fun 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 Ones

If you don't want to add too many trinkets in your Indianapolis apartment, try swapping out existing pieces with more seasonal alternatives. Switch out your doormat with a fun one. Replace throw blankets and pillows on the couch with seasonal ones. Stock the kitchen and bathroom with holiday hand towels. Decorations don’t have to be just aesthetic. They can be practical, too!

Stick With Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Need Storage

If you have limited closet space, use decorations that you don’t need to store or take up very little storage space.

Live greenery and Christmas trees have a short lifespan. Likewise with gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is just putting out bowls of holiday candies to brighten up the space and snack on until they’re gone.

Not every seasonal display has to be large. Smaller decorations that are easy to store can make just as big an impact. Buy ornaments that won’t break to save space on the need for bubblewrap. Experiment with wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window static clings, and flexible garlands that don’t take much to fit into little boxes after the new year.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Get An Appropriately-sized Christmas Tree

If you celebrate Christmas, having a Christmas tree is part of the fun. However, those long branches can be too large for littlier apartments. Luckily, you can easily buy Christmas trees in a range of sizes.

When deciding on a Christmas tree, try to buy one that is small enough for your tree topper. As for girth, thinner, compact trees work better in smaller spaces.

If you don’t have a lot of floor space, consider a 2-3’ tree or a novel half or corner topiary. These types of trees fit against a wall or in a corner to save on floor space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Be Creative with Placement

Apartments don’t always have the same architecture or amenities as single-family houses. If your apartment doesn’t have a wide windowsill for your menorah or a standard fireplace for stockings, don’t worry. You can put traditional decorations in nontraditional locations when you live in a Indianapolis apartment.

Menorahs are just as lovely on a console, entertainment center, or bookshelf. Christmas stockings can be hung on coathooks, windowsills, or shelves. Don’t have a front-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Put it in a bedroom window instead.

Decorate Windows Rather Than Your Yard

Everyone loves walking by outdoor light displays, but you might not be able to put up your own when you live in a Indianapolis apartment. If you don’t have outdoor space to add lights to, instead you can decorate your windows.

You can delight the neighbors with strands of lights or hang traditional wreaths and warm candles in every window. Have each member of the family put together a paper snowflakes chain or set up popular holiday character figures in fun places. Stores have been dressing their windows for decades, so why not add some flair your windows at home!

Get Ready To Enjoy The Holidays At City's End - Fountain Square Apartments

Celebrate the holidays at City's End - Fountain Square Apartments! You’ll love our variety of floor plans and wonderful amenities throughout the year. Call 463-231-3192 or click the “schedule a tour button” to talk with a Leasing Specialist to find out more touring City's End - Fountain Square Apartments.