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Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

You’ve probably noticed that many holiday inspiration photos showcase large houses and big decorations. So what’s a Indianapolis apartment dweller to do if you don't have a big space?

Don’t fret. There are endless fun and elegant ways to decorate your apartment this winter. No matter how large or small your apartment is, you can try these great Indianapolis apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Replace Your Current Home Decorations With Festive Ones

If you don't want to add extra trinkets in your Indianapolis apartment, try switching out existing pieces with more holiday-style alternatives. Replace your doormat with a holiday mat. Swap out blankets and throw pillows with seasonal ones. Stock the bathroom and kitchen with festive hand towels. Decorations don’t have to be purely ornamental. They can be functional, too!

Stick With Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Need Storage

If your storage or closets are full, set up decorations that don’t require storage or use very little storage space.

Live greenery and Christmas trees have a short lifespan. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is just displaying bowls of festive candies to brighten up the space and munch on until they’re all eaten.

Not every holiday display is big and glitzy. Small decorations that store easily can make just as big an impact. Get sturdy ornaments to save space on the need for bubblewrap. Experiment with flat wall hangings, foldable cardboard or fabric decorations, window static clings, and flexible garlands that easily fit into little containers when the season is over.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Get The Right-sized Christmas Tree

If you observe Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. However, those long branches cause a problem in smaller apartments. Luckily, today you can find Christmas trees in many different sizes.

When choosing a Christmas tree, try to get one that fits your space and leaves room to put a tree topper on. As for girth, slender, compact trees look better in smaller places.

If you don’t have a lot of floor space, think about a 2-3’ tree or an artificial half or corner tree. These types of trees butt up against a wall or are placed in a corner to save space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Place Your Items In New Places

Apartments might not have the same architecture or amenities that single-family houses do. If you don’t have a wide windowsill for your menorah or a brick fireplace to hang your stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can place your usual holiday decorations in unusual locations when you live in a Indianapolis apartment.

Menorahs are just as beautiful on a table, entertainment center, or bookshelf. Stockings can be hung on hooks on a wall, door handles, or shelves. Don’t have a front-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Place it in a bedroom window instead.

Decorate Windows If You Don’t Have A Yard

People love outdoor holiday lights, but you might not be able to display your own when you live in a Indianapolis apartment. If you don’t have a yard to decorate, instead you can add lights to your windows.

You can impress the neighbors with lights strung up or place traditional wreaths and warm candles in every window. Have each member of the family create a garland of paper snowflakes or set up cute holiday characters peeking out. There’s a long history of staging store windows during the holiday season, so why not add some festive flair your windows at home!

Get Ready To Celebrate The Holidays At Riverview Apartments

Come home for the holidays at Riverview Apartments! You’ll love our spacious floor plans and exceptional amenities in every season. Call (317) 751-4053 or click the “schedule a tour button” to speak with a Leasing Specialist to find out more about living at Riverview Apartments.

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Riverview Apartments is an apartment community located at 460 North White River Parkway in downtown Indianapolis. Riverview Apartments is owned by Riverview Partners, LLC which is a joint venture between Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana and Strategic Capital Partners, LLC. The community is managed by the J.C. Hart Company. This partnership is dedicated to providing one-a-kind workforce housing in downtown Indianapolis.
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