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Bloomington Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

You might have noticed that most holiday inspiration spreads show off large houses and oversized decorations. So how can you find the same effect in a Bloomington apartment?

Don’t fret. There are a lot of fun and beautiful ways to decorate your apartment this holiday season. No matter how large or small your apartment is, you can try these Bloomington apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Replace Your Everyday Home Knickknacks With Holiday Pieces

If you don't have room for too many trinkets in your Bloomington apartment, try replacing your normal pieces with more holiday-style alternatives. Switch out your doormat with a fun one. Switch out blankets and pillows on the couch with holiday-themed ones. Stock the bathroom and kitchen with holiday hand towels. Decorations don’t have to be purely aesthetic. They can be practical as well!

Stick With Bloomington Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Need Storage Space

If you have limited closet space, set up decorations that don’t need storage or use a small amount of storage space.

Natural greenery and Christmas trees only last one season before getting discarded. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another short-term decoration is simply setting out dishes of holiday candies to add some cheer and munch on until they’re all eaten.

Not every seasonal decoration is big and glitzy. Compact decorations that store easily can can still bring in the holiday spirit. Use ornaments that won’t break to minimize storage packing. Use wall hangings, foldable cardboard or fabric decorations, window clings, and flexible garlands that easily fit into compact containers when the season is over.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Get A Christmas Tree That Works In Your Space

If you observe Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. However, those full branches cause a problem in littlier apartments. Luckily, you can easily get Christmas trees in different sizes.

When selecting a Christmas tree, be sure to pick one that is small enough to put a star on your tree. As for circumference, narrower, smaller trees are better in smaller spaces.

If your layout is fairly tight, think about a 2-3’ tree or a novel half or corner tree. Half trees and corner trees butt up against a wall or are placed in a corner to make the most of your space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Be Creative with Placement

Apartments may not have the same architecture or amenities as single-family houses. If your apartment doesn’t have a wide windowsill for your menorah or a standard fireplace for your Christmas stockings, don’t worry. You can put traditional decorations in nontraditional locations when you live in a Bloomington apartment.

Menorahs look just as lovely on a console, desk, or bookshelf. Christmas stockings can be hung on coat pegs on the wall, door handles, or shelves. Don’t have a front-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Put it in a bedroom or office window instead.

Decorate Windows Rather Than Your Yard

Everyone enjoys outdoor light displays, but you may not be able to put up your own when you’re in a Bloomington apartment. If you don’t have outdoor space to add lights to, then go ahead and add lights to your windows.

You can delight the neighbors with strands of lights or put traditional wreaths and warm candles in every window. Have each member of the family create a garland of paper snowflakes or set up popular holiday characters peeking out. Stores have been staging their windows for decades, so why not decorate your windows at home!

Now You’re Ready To Enjoy The Holidays At City Flats on Walnut

Enjoy this holiday season at City Flats on Walnut! You’ll love our variety of floor plans and outstanding amenities in every season. Contact us at 812-578-8827 or click the “schedule a tour button” to talk with a Leasing Specialist to find out more about living at City Flats on Walnut.

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City Flats on Walnut is a luxury apartment community located at E 10th St. and N Walnut St. in Bloomington. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Indiana University Campus.
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