Perhaps you’ve noticed that most holiday inspiration spreads feature expansive houses and decorations to match. So what’s a Westfield apartment dweller to do if you don't have a big space?
Don’t fret. There are endless festive and stylish ways to decorate your apartment this holiday season. No matter how large or small your apartment is, you should try these Westfield apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.
Upgrade Your Everyday Home Accessories With Festive Ones
If you don't want to add too many decorations in your Westfield apartment, try switching out your normal accessories with more holiday-style alternatives. Switch out your welcome mat with a fun mat. Swap out blankets and couch pillows with holiday-themed ones. Add seasonal towels to your bathroom and kitchen. Decorations don’t need to be just ornamental. They can be functional as well!
Use Westfield Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Need Storage Space
If you have limited storage, try using decorations that don’t require storage or take up limited storage space.
Fresh greenery and Christmas trees only last a single season before getting tossed out. The same happens with gingerbread houses. Another short-term decoration is just displaying bowls of holiday candies to brighten up the space and munch on until they’re all eaten.
Not every holiday decoration has to be large. Smaller decorations that are easy to store can still feel warm and cozy. Buy ornaments that won’t break to minimize packaging during storage. Experiment with wall hangings, foldable cardboard or fabric decorations, window clings, and bendable garlands that easily fit into compact containers after the new year.
Pick An Appropriately-sized Christmas Tree
If you observe Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. But those long branches can overwhelm small apartments. Luckily, today you can buy Christmas trees in many different sizes.
When choosing a Christmas tree, be sure to get one that leaves enough space between the tree and the ceiling to put a star on your tree. As for circumference, slender, shorter trees work better in smaller spaces.
If you don’t have a lot of floor space, consider a 2-3’ tree or an artificial half or corner tree. Half trees and corner trees fit against your wall or are placed in a corner to save on floor space.
Place Your Accessories In Creative Places
Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities that single-family houses do. If your apartment doesn’t have a wide windowsill for your menorah or a fireplace for stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can place your usual holiday decorations in unusual places when you live in a Westfield apartment.
Menorahs look just as beautiful on a console, entertainment center, or bookshelf. Christmas stockings can hang from coat pegs on the wall, 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
People love outdoor light displays, but you may not be able to set up your own when you’re in a Westfield apartment. When you don’t have a yard to add lights to, the next best thing is to decorate your windows.
You can delight the neighbors with lights or put festive wreaths and warm candles in every window. Have the kids create a paper snowflakes chain or set up popular holiday characters peering out. Stores have been staging their windows for decades, so why not add some festive flair your windows at home!
Get Ready To Enjoy The Holidays At Ashley Place Apartments
Come home for the holidays at Ashley Place Apartments! You’ll love our spacious floor plans and exceptional amenities throughout the year. Contact us at (317) 689-0173 or click the “schedule a tour button” to talk with a Leasing Specialist to find out more about our community.