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Carmel Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

November 24, 2020

Holiday decorations

Perhaps you’ve noticed that many holiday inspiration spreads showcase family-sized houses and big decorations. So how can you find the same effect in a Carmel apartment?

Never fear. There are many fun and beautiful ways to decorate your apartment this winter. No matter the size of your home’s layout, you can try these easy Carmel apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Replace Your Usual Home Decorations With Holiday Pieces

If you don't have room for too many decorations in your Carmel apartment, try switching out your current items with more holiday-style alternatives. Switch out your doormat with a holiday mat. Swap out blankets and throw pillows with holiday-colored ones. Stock the bathroom and kitchen with holiday hand towels. Decorations don’t have to be purely ornamental. They can be functional, too!

Try Carmel Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Require Storage

If your storage or closets are full, set up decorations that don’t need storage or use limited storage space.

Natural greenery and Christmas trees have a short lifespan. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another short-term decoration is simply setting out dishes of colorful candies to add some cheer and snack on until they’re gone.

Not every seasonal decoration has to be large. Little decorations that store easily can make just as big an impact. Get unbreakable ornaments to save space on packaging during storage. Experiment with flat wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window static clings, and bendable garlands that are easy to fit into small containers after the new year.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Get A Christmas Tree That Works In Your Apartment

If you celebrate Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. However, those full piney branches cause a problem in smaller apartments. Luckily, you can easily buy Christmas trees in different sizes.

When deciding on a Christmas tree, try to buy one that fits your space and leaves room for your tree topper. As for width, thinner, shorter trees work better in smaller rooms.

If you don’t have a lot of floor space, try a tabletop tree or a novel half or corner topiary. These types of trees butt up against your wall or in a corner to save on floor space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Place Your Items In New Places

Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities that single-family houses do. If your apartment doesn’t have a large windowsill for your menorah or a fireplace for your Christmas stockings, don’t worry. You can put standard holiday decorations in new locations when you live in a Carmel apartment.

Menorahs look just as beautiful on a console, desk, or shelf. Stockings can hang from coathooks, windowsills, or shelves. Don’t have a public-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Put it in a bedroom window instead.

Decorate Windows Instead Of Your Yard

Everyone loves walking by outdoor light displays, but you may not have the option to display your own when you live in a Carmel apartment. If you don’t have personal outdoor space to add lights to, instead you can decorate your windows.

You can delight the neighbors with lights strung up or hang festive wreaths and candles in every window. Let the kids have fun building a garland of paper snowflakes or set up popular holiday character figures peeking out. Stores have been dressing their windows for years, so why not add some flair your windows at home!

Get Ready To Celebrate The Holidays At Midtown Flats

Celebrate the holidays at Midtown Flats! You’ll love our spacious floor plans and outstanding amenities for all of the year’s celebrations. Call 317-597-4596 or click the “schedule a tour button” to connect with a Leasing Specialist to find out more about living at Midtown Flats.