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 Christmas wall tree is a great way to incorporate a tree into a small space for the holidays. These trees are battery operated, so you don’t need to worry about bring close to an outlet…which are often sparse in older apartments. If you have a little more space and can offer more than just a wall for your Christmas tree, a half Christmas tree or slim Christmas tree provides all the glowing beauty of the real thing without taking up too much space.
Decorative Christmas Pillows
If you have a sitting space, whether it is a couch or even kitchen chairs, you can decorate your apartment with Christmas 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.
Decorating Your Apartment with Ribbons
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.
Decorating the Permanent Fixtures in Your Apartment
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 Christmas garland around the edges of your doors and windows. You could weave Christmas 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 Christmas 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.