How to Decorate your Rental Apartment for the Holidays!
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Living in an apartment may leave you a bit short on space, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still bring in some cheer by decorating for the festive season!
plenty of space-saving, rental-friendly solutions for holiday decor that can
give your home a cosy winter vibe, without cluttering up every square inch of
space or putting your deposit at risk if you are renting.
sensible to use decoration methods that are removable without any permanent
marks; no nails, screws, paint, Blu Tack or anything else that may damage the
paintwork. It might sound like a faff to even bother decorating, but we promise
it’s easier and more fun than you think – take a look at a few of our ideas and
read on for our competition!
Christmas tree is probably the easiest way to make your home feel festive. You
don’t need to attach anything to a wall, and if you go for a ‘fake’ tree, there
will be no pesky pine needles to clear up either.
short on space, you could opt for a ‘half’ Christmas tree like this one. It sits flush against the wall, so takes up half the amount of
space; this one is pre-lit, so there will be no messing around with strings of
want a real tree, but don’t want to deal with the mess? Get yourself a
mini-tree like this one from Bloom & Wild. It’s small enough to fit in a plant pot and
packed in a way that means it’ll fit through your letterbox – perfect for
trees are great for creating a festive look in your home but if you’ve decided
to forego the tree this year, that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on fairy
ideal for wrapping around hard surfaces like bannisters and bookshelves. Battery-powered lights are ideal for this, as they won’t need to be
near a plug, but are also often made from metal wire so will wrap around
furniture very easily. We’d recommend buying LED lights, to prevent any heat
Light curtains are a big favourite of ours. You can string
them along a wall using Command hooks to make a feature wall out of them or use them on your windows. If
you’ve decided to use mains-powered lights you could also put them on a timer so you arrive home to a cosy feel.
not to hang things on walls, or pin anything to doorways in a rented home, but
that doesn’t stop you from decorating your surfaces with ornaments. You could
go for something more minimal like a lit-up copper star from Cox & Cox or a more traditional snow-globe.
To hang up
your stockings without damaging the mantlepiece, use stocking hangers – you can get all sorts of designs to match
your festive theme. If you don’t have a mantle, you could also use these on
shelves or bookcases!
garlands around bannisters, over shelves or around your bed frame can be an
excellent way of adding a bit of Christmas magic to your apartment without
causing any damage at all. Of course, you can opt for a traditional garland, but maybe your home would suit something a
bit more contemporary like a pom-pom garland or a sage and berry garland.
down to the Birmingham Wholesale Market and picking up fresh foliage and creating
your own garland or winter-floral centrepiece.
scream festivity. As your front door likely faces into a hallway, why not put
one on the inside of your door instead? You can use a suction-cup hook or an over-the-door wreath hook to attach them without the need for nails or
that this has inspired you to decorate your rented home this Christmas. Show us
how you do it and you could win a case of prosecco (or a food hamper if you’d
prefer something less boozy) – cheers to that!