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Bloomington Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

Perhaps you’ve noticed that many holiday inspiration spreads feature family-sized houses and oversized decorations. So how can you get the same effect in a Bloomington apartment?

Don’t fret. There are many cheery and beautiful ways to decorate your apartment this winter. 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.

Upgrade Your Usual Home Decorations With Holiday Ones

If you don't have room for too many decorations in your Bloomington apartment, try replacing your current items 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. Add festive towels to your bathroom and kitchen. Decorations don’t need to be purely aesthetic. They can be functional as well!

Use Bloomington Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Take Up Lots of Storage Space

If your storage or closets are full, use decorations that don’t require storage or take up a small amount of storage space.

Natural greenery and Christmas trees only last a few weeks before getting tossed out. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another short-term decoration is just setting out dishes of holiday candies to decorate with and munch on until they’re all eaten.

Not every seasonal decoration needs to be large. Little decorations that store easily can make just as big an impact. Get ornaments that won’t break to minimize the need for bubblewrap. Use flat wall hangings, collapsible cardboard or fabric decorations, window clings, and bendable garlands that are easy to fit into compact boxes after the holiday season.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Choose The Right-sized Christmas Tree

If you celebrate Christmas, you’ll probably get a Christmas tree. However, those full branches can overwhelm smaller apartments. Luckily, you can easily buy Christmas trees in different sizes.

When choosing a Christmas tree, be sure to pick one that fits your space and leaves room for your tree topper. As for circumference, slender, smaller trees are better in smaller rooms.

If your layout is fairly tight, think about a table tree or a novel half or corner tree. These types of trees fit against your wall or are placed in a corner to make the most of your space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Be Creative with Placement

Apartments don’t always have the same architecture or amenities as single-family houses. If your apartment doesn’t have a spacious windowsill for your menorah or a brick fireplace for your Christmas stockings, it’s not a huge deal. You can place standard holiday decorations in new places when you live in a Bloomington apartment.

Menorahs look just as beautiful on a console, desk, or bookshelf. Christmas stockings can be hung on hooks on a wall, windowsills, or shelves. Don’t have a public-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Place it in a bedroom window instead.

Decorate Windows Rather Than Your Yard

Everyone loves outdoor light displays, but you may not be able to display your own outdoor lights when you live in a Bloomington apartment. If you don’t have personal outdoor space to add lights to, instead you can decorate your windows.

You can wow the neighborhood with lights strung up or put green wreaths and candles in every window. Let the kids put together a garland of paper snowflakes or set up popular holiday silhouettes in fun places. Stores have been dressing their windows for decades, so why not decorate your windows at home!

Get Ready To Enjoy The Holidays At City Flats on Tenth

Celebrate the holidays at City Flats on Tenth! You’ll enjoy our variety of floor plans and exceptional amenities in every season. Contact us at 812-561-1974 or click the “schedule a tour button” to speak with a Leasing Specialist to learn more touring City Flats on Tenth.

City Flats on Tenth
3821 E. Barrington Dr. , Apt. C
BloomingtonIndiana 47408
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City Flats on Tenth
City Flats on Tenth is a luxury apartment community located at E 10th St. and N Smith Rd. in Bloomington. Owned and managed by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer several different floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Indiana University Campus.
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