Thanksgiving has come and gone, leaving less than a month until the end of 2017! Make the most of peppermint hot chocolate season and enjoy the delights of winter – whether it be through ice skating or just sitting under a cozy throw watching Love Actually for the fifth time.
While it’d be pretty hard to turn your apartment into Santa’s Workshop overnight, there are some easy ways to infuse some festivity into your space.
We’ve already blogged about Christmas dorm decor ideas, so check that post out for tons of ideas. But these will be apartment-specific. Read on for seven apartment Christmas decorations and learn how you can create your own little Winter Wonderland.
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1. Feliz Navidad Garland
Garlands are one of my personal faves because all you do is attach the ends to a wall and voila – instant holiday backdrop.
2. Candle Holders for Taper
Nothing adds romantic flair like candles do, especially the long skinny candles also referred to as tapers. These elegant gold holders can up your lighting game instantly. They work well as centerpieces on a table, where you can accent them with smaller tea lights.
3. Galvanized Trees
Every day when I walk to work I pass by at least one tree vendor, trying to convince me to pick out a 7-foot tall monster. The fresh smell is enough to almost get me on board, before I remember that I live in a tiny, shared apartment. The solution when you don’t have the space? How about these baby galvanized trees? You don’t have to worry about them dying, can reuse them year after year, and they match nearly any color scheme.
For more cute trees like these, see our guide to the best Etsy holiday home decor finds.
4. Merry + Bright Wreath
How about a modern take on holiday wreaths? This wooden wreath is the perfect way to welcome visitors into your home. This is especially perfect if you want a splash of holiday cheer without turning your home into a green forest.
5. Gilded Trees Wineglasses
You already own drinkware, and you probably already have a full wineglass set. But consider investing in these stemless glasses anyway. Regardless of what you’re drinking, whether it’s apple cider or mulled wine, you’ll be doing it in style. If you’ve got more than one roommate, you can each have your own glass based on the tree design!
6. Pinecone String Lights
String lights are a staple of the holidays (and let’s be real – you’re gonna keep them up all year long anyway), but have you ever seen ones that are interspersed with real pinecones? These pretty lights caught my eye the minute I saw them, and the best part is that there’s 16 feet to go around! That means draping, looping, and other fun arrangements.
8. Hanging Bottles with Glitter
Ornaments are never going out of fashion, so stock up and add to your collection! I love these glittery glass bottle ornaments from Zara. If you don’t have a tree to hang them on, so what? You can and will find a place for those hanging decorations. You can find a patch of empty wall and arrange a bunch using thumb tacks. Or, tie a ribbon through them to make your own DIY garland.
8. Mini Christmas Tree
This 3-foot tall artificial Christmas tree is the perfect size for a dorm room or small apartment. It comes with pre-strung LED lights and a sturdy metal stand.
9. String Lights
This 300-foot set of warm white LED string lights is perfect for adding a festive touch to your apartment. They can be used indoors or outdoors, and they come with a remote control.
These Christmas stockings are made from high-quality fabric and feature a festive plaid design. They’re the perfect size for hanging from your bedpost, doorknob, or even from the ceiling. As a bonus, they come in a pack of six!
11. Throw Pillows:
This pack of 4 Christmas throw pillows is made from soft and cozy material and features a festive holiday design. They’re the perfect way to add some festive cheer to your couch or bed.
12. Christmas candles
These four Christmas candles are made from natural soy wax and feature a variety of festive scents. They’re the perfect way to add some fragrance and ambiance to your apartment.
Tips and Recommendations For Apartment Christmas Decorations
- Keep it simple and affordable. You don’t need to spend much money to decorate your apartment for Christmas. There are many affordable and DIY options available.
- Focus on creating a festive atmosphere. You don’t need to go over the top with your decorations. Even a few simple touches can make your apartment feel so festive. You’ll be amazed at what some lights can do!
- Choose decorations that reflect your personal style. Don’t feel you must follow all the traditional Christmas decorating rules. Choose decorations that you love and that make you feel happy. It’s your home after all.
- Make it fun! Decorating your apartment for Christmas should be a fun and enjoyable experience. So put on some Christmas music, get some hot cocoa, and get creative!
Do you like our apartment Christmas decorations?
Are you planning on decorating for the holidays this year? If so, what are your go-to decorations? Let us know in the comments!
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