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Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

November 24, 2020

Holiday decorations

You might have noticed that many holiday inspiration Instagrams showcase family-sized houses and big decorations. So what’s a Indianapolis apartment dweller to do if you don't live in a big space?

Don’t worry. There are plenty of festive and beautiful ways to decorate your apartment this winter. No matter how large or small your apartment is, you can try these Indianapolis apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Upgrade Your Current Home Decorations With Holiday Pieces

If you don't like having extra decorations in your Indianapolis apartment, try swapping out existing accessories with more holiday-style alternatives. Switch out your doormat with a fun mat. Swap out throw blankets and pillows on the couch with seasonal ones. Stock the bathroom and kitchen with festive hand towels. Decorations don’t have to be purely aesthetic. They can be functional, too!

Use Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Take Up Lots of Storage Space

If you have limited storage, try using decorations that don’t need storage or take up very little storage space.

Natural greenery and Christmas trees only last a few weeks. Likewise with gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is just setting out bowls of colorful candies to brighten up the space and munch on until they’re gone.

Not every seasonal decoration needs to be large. Compact decorations that are easy to store can can still bring in the holiday spirit. Buy unbreakable ornaments to save space on packaging during storage. Experiment with flat wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window clings, and flexible garlands that easily fit into small containers after the holidays.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Get A Christmas Tree That Works For Your Apartment

If you celebrate Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. However, those full branches can overwhelm small apartments. Luckily, today you can find Christmas trees in many different sizes.

When choosing a Christmas tree, be sure to get one that fits your space and leaves room to put a star on your tree. As for width, narrower, shorter trees look better in smaller spaces.

If you’re really tight on space, consider a table tree or a novel half or corner tree. These types of trees fit against your wall or in a corner to save space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Be Creative with Placement

Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities as single-family houses. If your apartment doesn’t have a large windowsill for your menorah or a standard fireplace to hang your stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can place your usual holiday decorations in unusual places when you live in a Indianapolis apartment.

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

Decorate Windows Instead Of Your Yard

People enjoy walking by outdoor light displays, but you might not have the option to put up your own when you’re in a Indianapolis apartment. When you don’t have personal outdoor space to decorate, the next best thing is to decorate your windows.

You can wow the neighborhood with lights or put green wreaths and candles in every window. Let each member of the family create a paper snowflakes chain or set up tiny holiday character figures peering out. There’s a long history of staging store windows for the holidays, so why not add some festive flair your windows at home!

Now You Can Enjoy The Holidays At StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes

Enjoy this holiday season at StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes! You’ll enjoy our variety of floor plans and exceptional amenities in every season. Contact us at 317-743-2959 or click the “schedule a tour button” to connect with a Leasing Specialist to learn more about our community.