5 Festive Ways to Decorate Your Apartment for the Holidays

Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:00 AM | Posted By: Mira Roberts
5 Festive Ways to Decorate Your Apartment for the Holidays

The holiday season may feel different this year due to Covid 19, but your love of holiday decorating can truly remain unchanged. Whether you’ve moved to a new apartment and want to find new ways to express your holiday spirit, or you’re spending the holidays without loved ones and need extra cheer, holiday decorating is the perfect way to inspire your creativity and lift your mood.

Holiday textiles, fresh greenery strewn across your mantel and shiny ornaments bedazzling the rooms of your home will all go a long way to bring the joy of the holidays indoors. Go DIY this year with simple centerpiece ideas, or give your dining experience a festive effect with holiday glassware, napkins and dishes. Choose one central theme to stick to, or go big with holiday colors, twinkling lights and cheerful ornaments everywhere.

No matter how you choose to celebrate the holidays this year, decorating your home will help you to cultivate that familiar holiday spirit you love. Here are 5 fun and festive ways to get started.

Holiday Pillows and Blankets
Swap out your throw blankets and pillows with festive, holiday replacements in colors like green, red, gold and silver. Plaid, Santa and cheerful, holiday messages will help cozy up your living spaces in a cinch, and without having to spend a fortune.

Go Big on Greenery
If the holidays are a truly sensory experience for you, go big on greenery as a central holiday decor theme. Drape garland across your mantel, wrap it around chair backs and extend it across cabinet tops. For a fun and festive touch, add white lights to your greenery to bring a bit of a sparkle to your rooms on cold winter's nights.

Ornaments Everywhere
Shiny, sparkling ornaments are perfect for decorating spaces around your home - not just on your tree. Place ornaments on a cake stand and make a simple and colorful centerpiece for your holiday table. Fill glass jars with small, shiny ornaments and place them atop your mantel, on side tables and in empty spaces around your apartment. Hang them from greenery, on wreaths and on miniature trees for a textured, bright and festive feel.

Wreaths, Centerpieces and Trees
Keep it simple this season by focusing on three decor ideas: your wreath, table centerpiece and tree. DIY a wreath with the family for a fun craft idea or choose one that is ready made for ease. Make your own rustic centerpiece with greenery, a glass globe and LED candles, and choose a tree that perfectly suits the space in your apartment to decorate as you like. Use simple white lights and themed ornaments, or hang homemade ornaments and colorful bulbs that give your tree a fun and festive flair.

Holiday Glassware and Hand Towels
Jazz up your kitchen and bathroom spaces with festive hand towels, and swap out your everyday glassware with colorful, holiday-themed glasses. If you display wine or champagne glasses in your dining space, decorate your display with greenery or sparkling garland for a festive flair. Cheers to another season of light and joy!

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About the Author

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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