Perhaps you’ve noticed that many holiday inspiration spreads showcase family-sized houses and oversized decorations. So how can you get the same holiday cheer in a Carmel apartment?
Don’t fret. There are plenty of fun and elegant ways to decorate your apartment this holiday season. No matter how large or small your apartment is, you should try these Carmel apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.
Upgrade Your Usual Home Knickknacks With Holiday Items
If you don't have room for extra decorations in your Carmel apartment, try replacing your normal pieces with more holiday-style alternatives. Switch out your welcome mat with a holiday mat. Replace blankets and pillows on the couch with holiday-themed ones. Stock the bathroom and kitchen with holiday hand towels. Decorations don’t have to be purely ornamental. They can be practical as well!
Use Carmel Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Take Up Storage Space
If your storage or closets are full, set up decorations that you don’t need to store or take up limited storage space.
Live greenery and Christmas trees only last a few weeks. Likewise with gingerbread houses. Another short-term decoration is just displaying dishes of colorful candies to add some cheer and snack on until they’re all eaten.
Not every holiday decoration is big and glitzy. Smaller decorations that pack down tightly can make just as big an impact. Buy unbreakable ornaments to minimize the need for bubblewrap. Use flat wall hangings, foldable cardboard or fabric decorations, window static clings, and flexible garlands that don’t take much to fit into compact boxes when the season is over.
Choose An Appropriately-sized Christmas Tree
If you observe Christmas, a Christmas tree is a must. But those long branches can be too large for littlier apartments. Luckily, it’s easy to find Christmas trees in different sizes.
When deciding on a Christmas tree, try to buy one that is small enough for your tree topper. As for girth, narrower, shorter trees are better in smaller spaces.
If you don’t have a lot of floor space, try a 2-3’ tree or an artificial half or corner topiary. These types of trees butt up against your wall or are placed in a corner to make the most of your space.
Get Creative with Placement
Apartments might 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, don’t fret. You can put your usual holiday decorations in unusual places when you live in a Carmel apartment.
Menorahs are just as lovely on a console, desk, or shelf. Christmas stockings can be hung on coat pegs on the wall, door handles, 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 Instead Of Your Yard
People love walking by outdoor holiday lights, but you might not be able to put up your own when you live in a Carmel apartment. When you don’t have outdoor space to decorate, then go ahead and decorate your windows.
You can wow the neighborhood with strands of lights or hang traditional wreaths and warm candles in the windows. Have the kids put together a garland of paper snowflakes or set up popular holiday silhouettes in fun places. Stores have been dressing their windows for years, so why not decorate your windows at home!
Now You’re Ready To Celebrate The Holidays At North Haven Apartments
Come home for the holidays at North Haven Apartments! You’ll love our variety of floor plans and outstanding amenities for all of the year’s celebrations. Contact us at 317-350-1875 or click the “schedule a tour button” to connect with a Leasing Specialist to find out more about our community.