You’ve probably noticed that most holiday inspiration Instagrams feature expansive houses and decorations to match. So how can you achieve the same effect in a Indianapolis apartment?
Don’t fret. There are many festive and beautiful ways to decorate your apartment this holiday season. No matter the size of your home’s layout, you should try these easy Indianapolis apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.
Replace Your Current Home Decorations With Festive Ones
If you don't have room for extra decorations in your Indianapolis apartment, try switching out your current accessories with more seasonal alternatives. Switch out your doormat with a fun mat. Replace throw blankets and throw pillows with holiday-themed ones. Stock the bathroom and kitchen with seasonal hand towels. Decorations don’t need to be purely aesthetic. They can be functional, too!
Stick With Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Require Lots of Storage Space
If your storage or closets are full, try using decorations that don’t need storage or use very little storage space.
Natural greenery and Christmas trees have a short lifespan. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another short-term decoration is just setting out dishes of colorful candies to decorate with and munch on until they’re gone.
Not every seasonal decoration has to be large. Smaller decorations that store easily can can still bring in the holiday spirit. Get unbreakable ornaments to minimize storage packing. Try wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window clings, and flexible garlands that are easy to fit into small containers after the holiday season.
Get The Right-sized Christmas Tree
If you celebrate Christmas, a Christmas tree is a must. However, those lengthy piney branches can be too large for smaller apartments. Thankfully, it’s easy to find Christmas trees in a range of sizes.
When choosing a Christmas tree, be sure to get one that leaves enough space between the tree and the ceiling to put a tree topper on. As for girth, thinner, compact trees look better in smaller places.
If your layout is fairly tight, try a tabletop tree or a novel half or corner topiary. These types of trees fit against your wall or are placed in a corner to save on floor space.
Be Creative with Placement
Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities as single-family houses. If you don’t have a large windowsill for your menorah or a standard fireplace for stockings, don’t fret. You can put your usual holiday decorations in unusual places in your Indianapolis apartment.
Menorahs look just as lovely on a table, desk, or shelf. Christmas stockings can be hung on coat pegs on the wall, door handles, 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
Everyone loves walking by outdoor holiday lights, but you might not be able to set up your own when you live in a Indianapolis apartment. When you don’t have personal outdoor space to decorate, instead you can decorate your windows.
You can delight the neighbors with strands of lights or put festive wreaths and electric candles in every window. Have each member of the family have fun building a garland of paper snowflakes or set up cute holiday silhouettes in fun places. There’s a long history of dressing store windows for the holidays, so why not add some flair your windows at home!
Now You’re Ready To Celebrate The Holidays At Linden Square Village Apartments
Come home for the holidays at Linden Square Village Apartments! You’ll enjoy our variety of floor plans and outstanding amenities in every season. Call 317-333-6914 or click the “schedule a tour button” to connect with a Leasing Specialist to learn more about our community.