Living in an apartment often makes decorating difficult, as you are working with a far smaller space than you would have in a house and you have to comply with any and all restrictions set in place by your landlord. Christmas decorating is no exception to the rule, and you may feel like you are limited in the amount of decorating you can do in your apartment for the holidays. Here are some ideas to help you get started on decorating your apartment for Christmas.
If your apartment does not have enough room for a full sized Christmas tree, a tabletop tree is an adorable substitute. Stores like Target, Walmart and Hobby Lobby sell a variety of tabletop trees in different sizes and colors, as well as miniature ornaments for them. These little trees simply sit on your coffee table or end table, bringing the spirit of Christmas into your home without taking up too much space.
Since you are unable to do very much external decorating while living in an apartment, wreathes are one of the few decorations you can use to brighten up the front of your home. Hang wreathes on all of the external doors of your apartment. You can use traditional, evergreen Christmas wreathes or you can mix it up and add personality to your decorating by making your own wreathes using pine cones, Christmas ornaments, or Christmas themed fabric scraps on a wire wreath frame.
Chances are, living in an apartment, you do not have a fireplace, and if you do have one you are probably not allowed to put nails into the mantle in order to hang stockings. Stocking stands are the perfect solution to this, and they are absolutely adorable. Stocking stands have a heavy base with some kind of unique decoration on top, such as a snowman or a Santa Clause. The front of the base has a hook that you can hang your stocking from, and the stand can be place on any level surface in your home.
Like wreathes, window clings are one of the few exterior decorations you will be able to use on your home. Hang different Christmas themed window clings on all of the windows in your home. Window clings can be purchased inexpensively at most retailers.
While you will not be able to hang Christmas lights on the outside of your home, you can hang them on the inside of your window sills for a similar look. Use tape to secure the lights to the inside of your window sills to avoid causing an damage to your rental property.