It’s crazy to think that the holiday season is already upon us, yet here we are, greeted with festive lights, holiday parties, and the familiar sounds of Christmas carols at every turn. Getting into the holiday spirit creates a positive shift all around us, but if you are living in an apartment rental, you may find that you are coming up against some challenges in regards to how to draw this spirit into your own space. Fear not, renter…we have scoured the internet for you and come up with a list of the top ten creative ways that you can invite the holiday spirit into your home this season!
1. Decorate Your Front Door
With space often limited in an apartment rental, it’s important to make the most of each and every square inch. Why not start from the outside? Hanging a wreath, decorations, or even wrapping your front door in holiday paper is a great way to show your holiday spirit to your guests and passerby. You may even inspire your neighbors to do the same!
2. Recycle Your Holiday Cards
If you don’t have lots of decorations to sprinkle about your apartment rental, don’t worry. Surely your mailbox will be inundated with cards from friends and family and these can be used in so many ways. Plaster the back of a door with them, hang them from the ceiling on fishing line, or make a border with them on your bathroom mirror.
3. Get Creative with Your Ornaments
If you have had a tree in the past, chances are you have lots of Christmas ornaments just waiting to be used in new and creative ways. Add some festivity to your apartment rental by hanging ornaments in doorways or windows.
4. Get Creative with Your Tree
If you are celebrating Christmas, chances are the holidays won’t feel the same without a tree. If you’re coming up against limited space in your apartment rental, consider getting creative. Draw or paint a picture of a Christmas tree and hang it on bare wall space, or find a scaled-down version in a pot that you can place on a tabletop or in a corner.
5. Add Some Greenery
Thoughts of the holidays often conjure up images of stark, white snow against freshly cut trees. Bring the outside into your apartment rental by hanging garland over cabinetry or existing furniture or hanging mistletoe in doorways. Add a little extra touch by affixing colored ribbons of red, blue, silver, or gold.
6. Create a Makeshift Fireplace
If your apartment rental doesn’t come equipped with a hearth to hang your stockings, consider creating your own. Use your artistic skills (or those of a child, family member, or friend) and make a fireplace replica that takes up a small portion of your space or can hang on the wall.
7. Re-Purpose Your Existing Belongings
A super simple way to shift the environment of your apartment rental into the holiday spirit is to use what you already have. Rather than going out and buying a whole bunch of decorations, wrap your existing wall hangings in holiday paper and bows. Find pillows covers that will fit over your existing throw pillows, and consider hanging your most festive, fuzzy socks rather than investing in real stockings. These small changes add a personal, holiday touch with little to no cost to you.
8. Utilize Your Table Space
Another totally easy way to transform your apartment rental for the holidays is to get out your holiday dishes, and leave them out. Set your dining room table up like at any moment the turkey and fixings are going to appear and the holiday guests will be arriving. Although you may have to swap these things out at your regular meal times, you are sure to feel the festive spirit every time you see your dining area.
9. Use Scented Candles
Don’t limit yourself to the concept of visualization. Appeal to another sense by scattering scented candles throughout your apartment rental. Choose scents that evoke your own personal memories of the holiday, like Evergreen, Peppermint, or Balsam.
10. Get Creative with Holiday Lights
Just because you don’t necessarily have an exterior to decorate in your apartment rental, does not mean that you cannot make the best of holiday lights. Think about framing your windows with strings of white or colored lights. Not only does it offer a cozy ambience to the interior of the apartment, but it also sends the glow of your holiday spirit to the outside as well.
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