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Holiday Cheer on a Budget

Tips to Get Your Apartment Rental in the Holiday Spirit without Breaking the Bank

The holiday season is a time of fun and festivity.   There’s something about walking into a space that’s decorated for the holidays that naturally lifts your spirits and makes you want to celebrate.  That being said, if you’re on a tight budget, decorating your apartment rental to reflect all of that holiday joy might feel a little daunting.  You do not, however, need to submit to a year without the holiday spirit just yet.  We’ve come up with all sorts of ideas that will have your space feeling festive without emptying your wallet.

Re-purpose Wrapping Paper

A simple way to bring a little more holiday joy into your apartment rental is to spend a few bucks on some cheap and colorful wrapping paper.  Rather than spending a million on store-bought decorations, a couple rolls of paper and some tape can have your space filled with cheer in no time.  Take existing pictures off of the wall and wrap them up in the paper before hanging them back up on the wall.  You might even choose to adorn them each with their own bow.  The result?  A merry display of holiday cheer on every wall!  You could even take it a step further and wrap up your entire front door!  Perhaps you’ll even inspire your neighbors to do the same.

Don’t Forego the Christmas Tree

Holiday CheerJust because you live in an apartment rental does not mean that you can’t relish the smell of fresh pine that is so synonymous with the holiday season.  You don’t have to have a whole ton of space either.  Miniature Christmas trees can be purchased for next to nothing and can change the whole feel of your space.  One string of lights, a package of bulbs and voila…you’ve created a holiday miracle.

Host a Party

A fun way to get into the holiday spirit is to host a holiday party.  A great option is a cookie decorating party!  Invest a tiny bit of money into purchasing the ingredients you will need to make a basic sugar cookie dough.  The chances are good that you probably already have most of them hanging around.  Then, invite your friends over to bake the cookies and decorate them.  What’s the price of admission to your little soiree?  Why, nothing more than a simple holiday decoration, of course!  This is an easy way to decorate your home without spending a dime, all the while giving back something fun to your friends and family.

Don’t Discount the Dollar Store

A trip to the nearest dollar store might not be your idea of a good time, but the truth is that they have some incredible deals, especially around the holiday.  Ten dollars could essentially have your entire apartment rental looking like a scene from the Nutcracker.  Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but either way, they really do have some great holiday decorations available at ridiculously low prices.

Connect to Your Inner Domestic Goddess

Creativity might not be your thing on a regular basis, but this is no regular time of year.  This is the holiday season, and your apartment rental deserves to have you explore your creative side.  There are so many fun, easy, and inexpensive DIY projects that you can do to add a little festive flair to your space.  Check out Pinterest or peruse the internet to get some ideas.

Save Your Stuff for Next Year

However you’ve chosen to deck your halls this year, resist the urge to do a clean sweep once the holidays are over.  Rather than discard all of your lights, decorations, and leftover wrapping paper, hold on to these things so that next year they are all readily accessible and you don’t necessarily have to spend a penny!  A little bit of thrift can go a long way when it comes to staying on budget and decorating for the holidays.

Looking for an Apartment Rental in Hattiesburg or the Surrounding Areas?

Are you in need of an apartment rental to decorate this season?  Well, your timing couldn’t be better.  Hattiesburg and the surrounding areas have a whole bunch of awesome apartments available that are just waiting for your personal touch.  If finding your perfect space is on your holiday wish list, head over to Apartments Hattiesburg and take a look through our database of currently available units.  Once you’ve found a few properties that jingle your bells, reach out to one of our team members to schedule a showing and finish the year in a space you truly love.


Posted by: southgaterealtyllc on December 6, 2018
Posted in: General