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Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

You’ve probably noticed that many holiday inspiration Instagrams feature expansive houses and oversized decorations. So how can you achieve the same effect in a Indianapolis apartment?

Don’t fret. There are endless cheery and beautiful ways to decorate your apartment this holiday season. No matter how large or small your apartment is, you should try these great Indianapolis apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Replace Your Usual Home Accessories With Holiday Pieces

If you don't have room for extra decorations in your Indianapolis apartment, try switching out your normal items with more festive alternatives. Swap out your welcome mat with a holiday one. Replace throw blankets and pillows on the couch with seasonal ones. Stock the kitchen and bathroom with festive towels. Decorations don’t have to be just ornamental. They can be practical, too!

Try Indianapolis Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Take Up Storage

If your storage or closets are full, try using decorations that don’t require storage or take up limited storage space.

Fresh greenery and Christmas trees have a short lifespan. The same goes for gingerbread houses. Another short-term decoration is simply putting out dishes of festive candies to add some cheer and munch on until they’re gone.

Not every holiday decoration has to be large. Compact decorations that store easily can still give off a “wow” factor. Get ornaments that won’t break to minimize packaging during storage. Experiment with flat wall hangings, foldable cardboard or fabric decorations, window static clings, and flexible garlands that easily fit into small containers when the season is over.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Choose A Christmas Tree That Works For Your Apartment

If you observe Christmas, having a Christmas tree is part of the fun. However, those long piney branches can overwhelm smaller apartments. Luckily, you can easily get Christmas trees in many different sizes.

When deciding on a Christmas tree, try to buy one that is small enough to put a tree topper on. As for circumference, thinner, smaller trees look better in smaller spaces.

If you don’t have a lot of floor space, try a tabletop tree or a novel half or corner topiary. Half trees and corner trees stand against a wall or in a corner to save space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Place Your Items In Creative Places

Apartments don’t always have the same architecture or amenities that single-family houses do. If your apartment doesn’t have a large windowsill for your menorah or a brick fireplace for stockings, don’t worry. You can put standard holiday decorations in new locations in your Indianapolis apartment.

Menorahs are just as beautiful on a console, entertainment center, or bookshelf. Stockings can be hung on coathooks, windowsills, or shelves. Don’t have a front-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Put it in a bedroom window instead.

Decorate Windows Instead Of Your Yard

Everyone loves outdoor holiday lights, but you may not be able to display your own outdoor lights when you’re in a Indianapolis apartment. If you don’t have outdoor space to decorate, then go ahead and add lights to your windows.

You can delight the neighbors with lights strung up or hang green wreaths and candles in the windows. Let the kids have fun building a garland of paper snowflakes or set up cute holiday character figures peeking out. Stores have been decorating their windows for years, so why not add some flair your windows at home!

Get Ready To Enjoy The Holidays At Penrose on Mass Apartments

Come home for the holidays at Penrose on Mass Apartments! You’ll enjoy our variety of floor plans and wonderful amenities throughout the year. Call 317-661-4399 or click the “schedule a tour button” to talk with a Leasing Specialist to find out more about our community.

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Penrose on Mass Apartments
Penrose on Mass Apartments is a luxury apartment community located at Massachusetts Ave. and New Jersey Ave. in Indianapolis. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer several different floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Mass Avenue.
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