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Get Into the Holiday Spirit With These Apartment Friendly Decorating Tips

The holiday season is upon us, and there’s no better way to get in the spirit than by transforming your home at Rivers Ledge Apartments into a cozy winter wonderland. Follow these apartment-friendly decorating tips to create a festive and welcoming space that you can enjoy all season long.

Decide on a Theme

interior of apartment decorated for the holidays

Begin your holiday decorating journey by choosing a theme that resonates with you. Having a cohesive theme will help to guide you in your decoration choices while also creating a visually appealing space. Explore different themes based on your own style and what you gravitate towards. For example, if you prefer a minimalistic-styled home, you may opt towards neutral colors or decorations that fit in with the rest of your home decor.

Whether you prefer a classic winter wonderland, a rustic cabin retreat, or a modern and sleek approach, stay true to your style, and it will look great!

Light Up the Space

view of a christmas tree from a mantel

Lighting can make all the difference, especially in an apartment! Use the warm glow of holiday lights to brighten your space rather than harsh overhead lighting. String lights around windows, door frames, and even along the balcony railing to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Opt for white bulbs for a timeless look, or go for multicolored strands for a playful and vibrant feel.

Incorporate Festive Wreaths and Garlands

wreath on a table decorated for the holidays

One of the easiest ways to decorate for the holidays is through wreaths and garlands. Using your theme to guide you, you can choose from a variety of styles and materials, from traditional evergreen wreaths to modern metallic garlands. Hang them on your front door to share the festive spirit with your neighbors, or scatter them around your apartment to enjoy their beauty for yourself.

Deck the Halls with Ornaments

person putting an ornament on a christmas tree

Transform your living space into a holiday haven by incorporating ornaments into your decor. Ornaments are a great and easy way to add a pop of color to your decorations without overwhelming the space. Hang them on a beautifully decorated tree, or get creative by placing them in glass bowls, vases, or even use them as a centerpiece on your dining table. We recommend experimenting with mixing and matching colors and textures for a unique display.

Create DIY Decorations

ornament with a hand drawn christmas tree on it

You don’t need to spend tons of money to create a festive space! Personalize your holiday decor with do-it-yourself crafts. Create handmade ornaments, wreaths, or even a decorative garland using materials like pinecones, cinnamon sticks, and dried fruit to add a one-of-a-kind touch to your apartment’s ambiance.

Bonus tip: If you have the time, host a DIY decorating party! Have each guest bring over enough supplies to share, turn on holiday music, and get crafty. Guests will not only leave with decorations for their homes, but also with cherished memories of the event.

Utilize Scents of the Season

ingredients for a stovetop potpourri

Take your holiday decorations to the next level by utilizing seasonal scents. Consider using essential oils or room sprays in fragrances like cinnamon, pine, or vanilla to not only enhance your decor but also create a sensory holiday experience.

Another option to make your entire apartment smell like a dream is to experiment with a fresh potpourri. Combine cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, sliced oranges, and cranberries with water and simmer on your stovetop or in a slow cooker. This combination can be reused for weeks by adding water.

Combine these holiday decorating tips with your stunning home at Rivers Ledge Apartments, and you can easily create a festive and welcoming atmosphere for yourself and your guests. If you’re looking for a luxurious apartment to decorate this season, check out our floor plans and contact us to schedule a tour today.