Perhaps you’ve noticed that a lot of holiday inspiration photos showcase family-sized houses and decorations to match. So how can you achieve the same holiday cheer in a Westfield apartment?
Never fear. There are plenty of cheery and stylish ways to decorate your apartment this winter. No matter the size of your home’s layout, you can try these easy Westfield apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.
Replace Your Everyday Home Accessories With Festive Pieces
If you don't want to add extra decorations in your Westfield apartment, try replacing your current items with more festive alternatives. Switch out your welcome mat with a holiday mat. Swap out throw blankets and couch pillows with holiday-themed ones. Add festive towels to your bathroom and kitchen. Decorations don’t have to be purely aesthetic. They can be functional, too!
Use Westfield Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Need Storage
If your storage or closets are full, try using decorations that don’t need storage or take up limited storage space.
Natural greenery and Christmas trees only last a single season before getting discarded. Likewise with gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is just putting out dishes of colorful candies to brighten up the space and munch on until they’re gone.
Not every seasonal decoration has to be large. Compact decorations that pack down tightly can make just as big an impact. Buy ornaments that won’t break to minimize storage packing. Experiment with flat wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window clings, and bendable garlands that easily fit into compact containers when the season is over.
Pick An Appropriately-sized Christmas Tree
If you observe Christmas, a Christmas tree is a must. However, those full piney branches cause a problem in small apartments. Luckily, you can easily find Christmas trees in different sizes.
When selecting a Christmas tree, be sure to buy one that leaves enough space between the tree and the ceiling for your tree topper. As for girth, thinner, compact trees work better in smaller rooms.
If you don’t have a lot of floor space, try a table tree or a novel half or corner topiary. These types of trees butt up against your wall or in a corner to save space.
Be Creative with Placement
Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities that single-family houses do. If you don’t have a spacious windowsill for your menorah or a brick fireplace for stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can place traditional decorations in nontraditional places when you live in a Westfield apartment.
Menorahs look just as beautiful on a console, desk, or shelf. Stockings can hang from hooks on a wall, windowsills, or shelves. Don’t have a front-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Place it in a bedroom or office window instead.
Decorate Windows Rather Than Your Yard
Everyone enjoys walking by outdoor holiday lights, but you may not have the option to display your own outdoor lights when you live in a Westfield apartment. When you don’t have personal outdoor space to decorate, then go ahead and add lights to your windows.
You can wow the neighborhood with lights strung up or put traditional wreaths and candles in the windows. Have each member of the family create a winter wonderland with paper snowflakes or set up cute holiday characters peeking out. Stores have been staging their windows for years, so why not add some flair your windows at home!
Now You’re Ready To Enjoy The Holidays At Harmony Apartment Homes
Come home for the holidays at Harmony Apartment Homes! You’ll love our variety of floor plans and wonderful amenities throughout the year. Call (317) 795-0224 or click the “schedule a tour button” to connect with a Leasing Specialist to find out more about living at Harmony Apartment Homes.