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Bloomington Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

November 24, 2020

Holiday decorations

You’ve probably noticed that many holiday inspiration magazine articles showcase family-sized houses and big decorations. So what’s a Bloomington apartment dweller to do if you don't have a big space?

Don’t fret. There are endless festive and elegant ways to decorate your apartment this holiday season. No matter the size of your apartment, you should try these great Bloomington apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Replace Your Usual Home Knickknacks With Festive Items

If you don't have room for too many decorations in your Bloomington apartment, try replacing existing accessories with more seasonal alternatives. Swap out your welcome mat with a holiday mat. Switch out blankets and couch pillows with seasonal ones. Add festive towels to your bathroom and kitchen. Decorations don’t need to be purely ornamental. They can be functional, too!

Try Bloomington Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Need Storage

If your storage or closets are full, try using decorations that don’t require storage or take up a small amount of storage space.

Live greenery and Christmas trees only last a few weeks. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is simply putting out dishes of holiday candies to decorate with and munch on until they’re gone.

Not every holiday decoration has to be large. Smaller decorations that store easily can can still bring in the holiday spirit. Get unbreakable ornaments to minimize the need for bubblewrap. Use wall hangings, foldable cardboard or fabric decorations, window static clings, and flexible garlands that don’t take much to fit into compact containers after the holiday season.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Pick 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 a variety of sizes.

When deciding on a Christmas tree, be sure to pick one that fits your space and leaves room for your tree topper. As for circumference, narrower, smaller trees work better in smaller rooms.

If you’re very tight on space, think about a 2-3’ tree or a novel half or corner topiary. These types of trees stand against a wall or are placed in a corner to save space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Be Creative with Placement

Apartments might 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 brick fireplace for your Christmas stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can place standard holiday decorations in new places when you live in a Bloomington apartment.

Menorahs are just as beautiful on a console, entertainment center, or shelf. Christmas 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 If You Don’t Have A Yard

People enjoy outdoor holiday lights, but you might not have the option to put up your own when you’re in a Bloomington apartment. If you don’t have a yard to add lights to, then go ahead and decorate your windows.

You can wow the neighborhood with strands of lights or place green wreaths and electric candles in each window. Have the kids put together a paper snowflakes chain or set up cute holiday silhouettes peeking out. There’s a long history of staging store windows for the holidays, so why not decorate your windows at home!

Get Ready To Celebrate The Holidays At City Flats at Renwick

Celebrate the holidays at City Flats at Renwick! You’ll love our variety of floor plans and exceptional amenities for all of the year’s celebrations. Call 812-578-7432 or click the “schedule a tour button” to connect with a Leasing Specialist to find out more touring City Flats at Renwick.