Tiny apartments might be a challenge to decorate this holiday; however, with some inspiring ideas, you can spread seasonal magic to every corner of your tight living space.
Apartmenttherapy.com features a small holiday wreath that livens up the side of a breakfast bar. Gather the following items to craft this creation that’s perfect for any area tight on space: dark green craft paint, floral wire, satin ribbon, silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus (faux plants) and a 10-inch embroidery hoop.
Paint the embroidery hoop dark green and let it dry. Next, cut the faux plants into smaller pieces, then use the floral wire to secure the sections to the embroidery hoop. For the final step, tie the satin ribbon into a bow to help cover the ends of the faux plants. Tie a loop of ribbon on the top of the hoop to provide a way to hang the wreath.
Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes, and you can use this to your advantage in your small apartment. Purchase a tabletop tree from your local craft store or home improvement store. Place it on your kitchen table, on an accent table or in a corner that needs some holiday cheer.
Decorate the tree with ornaments, ribbons and any other colorful objects you have on hand. You can also adorn the branches with homemade popcorn and cranberry strings, as depicted on BHG.com.
Yuletide accent pillows and throws
An easy way to perk up a small apartment is to buy or make new accent pillows with holiday fabric. Designenthusiasm.com displays tartan fabric accent pillows in bright red, blue and green, which add a seasonal appeal to a neutral-toned living room.
Blankets are another quick way to transform a room with a cozy, holiday vibe. Apartmenttherapy.com features a chunky knit throw in a wintery cream hue similar to the first snowfall to put you and visitors in a Christmastime mood.
Whether of paper or tinsel, garlands provide instant charm to spruce up any area of your apartment. Drape garlands over wall art and mirrors, as featured on Apartmenttherapy.com. Shelves and furniture edges are two other prime locations to place these decorations.
Don’t limit yourself to these areas, however. Window frames and door frames are other regions that garlands can enhance. Tape or pushpin an evergreen garland around a doorway, then embellish it with metallic ornaments and old Christmas cards, as depicted on LauraTrevey.com.
Designenthusiasm.com suggests purchasing small poinsettia plants to scatter around your living room. Place on accent tables, shelves or the edge of your kitchen countertop for instant holiday flair.
You can also make a wreath from faux poinsettias, as illustrated on Twotwentyone.net. To make this vivid-hued decoration, head to your local craft store for two or three bunches of silk poinsettias, wire cutters, a hot glue gun with glue sticks and an 18-inch grapevine wreath. Cut the poinsettias from the stems, leaving about two inches. Hot-glue the poinsettias around the wreath until it is covered.
Spread the holiday spirit to every nook and cranny of your small apartment with these inviting decorations.
This article is presented by Empire Hyundai in Fall River, Massachusetts.