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Lafayette Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

November 24, 2020

Holiday decorations

You might have noticed that most holiday inspiration spreads showcase large houses and oversized decorations. So what’s a Lafayette apartment dweller to do if you don't have a big space?

Don’t fret. There are a lot of cheery and elegant ways to decorate your apartment this holiday season. No matter the size of your home’s layout, you can try these easy Lafayette apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Replace Your Everyday Home Decorations With Holiday Pieces

If you don't have room for too many decorations in your Lafayette apartment, try swapping out your current pieces with more holiday-style ones. Switch out your doormat with a holiday one. Swap out throw blankets and couch pillows with holiday-colored ones. Add festive towels to your kitchen and bathroom. Decorations don’t need to be purely aesthetic. They can be functional, too!

Stick With Lafayette Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Take Up Storage

If your storage or closets are full, set up decorations that don’t need storage or use limited storage space.

Fresh greenery and Christmas trees only last a few weeks. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is just displaying bowls of holiday candies to add some cheer and snack on until they’re gone.

Not every holiday decoration needs to be large. Compact decorations that store easily can still give off a “wow” factor. Get unbreakable ornaments to minimize storage packing. Use flat wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window clings, and flexible garlands that are easy to fit into little containers after the holiday season.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Get A Christmas Tree That Works In Your Space

If you celebrate Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. However, those long piney branches can overwhelm smaller apartments. Luckily, you can easily find Christmas trees in a range of sizes.

When selecting a Christmas tree, try to pick one that leaves enough space between the tree and the ceiling for your tree topper. As for girth, thinner, compact trees are better in smaller rooms.

If you’re really tight on space, think about a 2-3’ tree or an artificial half or corner topiary. Half trees and corner trees butt up against a wall or 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 you don’t have a spacious windowsill for your menorah or a brick fireplace to hang your stockings, don’t worry. You can put your usual holiday decorations in unusual locations in your Lafayette apartment.

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

Decorate Windows Rather Than Your Yard

People love seeing outdoor holiday lights, but you might not be able to set up your own outdoor lights when you live in a Lafayette apartment. When you don’t have personal outdoor space to add lights to, instead you can decorate your windows.

You can delight the neighbors with lights or place traditional wreaths and warm candles in every window. Have the kids put together a garland of paper snowflakes or set up tiny holiday character figures peering out. There’s a long history of dressing store windows for the holidays, so why not add some festive flair your windows at home!

Get Ready To Enjoy The Holidays At Precedent Flats

Enjoy this holiday season at Precedent Flats! You’ll enjoy our variety of floor plans and outstanding amenities in every season. Call 765-771-7085 or click the “schedule a tour button” to speak with a Leasing Specialist to learn more about our community.