If you are living in an apartment that is tight on space, you might find decorating an apartment for Christmas to be quite challenging. The following are some ways that you can use your small space in festive ways.
Wall Apartment Christmas Tree
A hanging apartment Christmas tree is a great way to incorporate a tree into a small space for the holidays. These trees come pre-lit so that all you have to do is hang them up and plug them in. They are equipped with a hook so that you can hang them on a nail or picture hook wherever you have the empty wall space. Feel free to decorate the apartment Christmas tree with ornaments and bows and top it with an angel or a star.
Decorative Christmas Pillows
If you have a sitting space, whether it is a couch or even kitchen chairs, you can decorate your apartment with pillows. There are plenty of Christmas pillows at department and thrift stores during the holidays that you could pick up to toss on the couch, giving it holiday flair. If you can’t afford to purchase new pillows, you could turn your existing throw pillows into Christmas decorations by following these simple instructions:
- Wrap a white pillow case, towel, or even butcher paper around the pillows as if you were wrapping them to give as a gift.
- With 2″ wide, red ribbon, tie up the pillows so that they look like gifts.
- Stick a small evergreen bough or a small sprig of holly berries into the knot of the bow.
- Arrange the pillows on the couch or chairs.
Christmas ribbon can go a long way in a small apartment. There are many things that you could do with the right festive ribbon.
- Tie a ribbon around the backs of the dining room chairs to create a big bow that hangs down the back. If you wish, you can attach an ornament to each bow as well.
- If there are any railings or pillars in the apartment, wrap them first with white paper or fabric so they are completely white. Next, wrap red ribbon around them so they look like candy canes. You could also do this to the legs of tables and chairs, or even to lamp posts.
- Remove your window curtains and tie a bunch of Christmas bows all along the curtain rod, with the tails of the bows hanging down to act as valances.
Another way to make decorating an apartment for Christmas a little easier is to focus on doorways, windows, lighting fixtures, and other permanent fixtures in the apartment. Drape a garland around the edges of your doors and windows. You could weave lights through the garlands or hang ornaments on them. When you receive Christmas cards in the mail from your friends, you could attach them to one of the garlands in a main doorway. If you’ve got a chandelier, you can dangle ornaments from the arms of the chandelier in varying lengths. Hanging ornaments from the top frame of the window would also give the room a fun Christmas charm.