It’s almost time to start spreading the holiday spirit and getting your home in shape for the festive season. However, if you live in a studio apartment, the bare thought of getting ready for the holidays can make you feel anxious. But the last thing you should do is let the limited square footage limit your holiday spirit. A happy and cheerful house doesn’t require a lot of material possessions and an enormous space. Plus, we’ve prepared six simple but fun holiday decorating ideas for studio apartments that will help you make your home ooze holiday joy.
Spread some holiday spirit with our holiday decorating ideas for studio apartments
Once you survive post-thanksgiving and black Friday shopping, it’s time for another huge task – getting your home ready for the holidays. However, if you live in a studio apartment, things might be much more challenging. After all, what are holidays without a large Christmas tree and other elaborate decorations?
But don’t let the size of your apartment discourage you from fully embracing the holiday spirit. Making the most of your apartment’s square footage is essential for achieving a lovely aesthetic. And by trying out our holiday decorating ideas for studio apartments, you can make even the smallest space bring out the holiday cheer in everyone.
1. Put away unnecessary belongings
Clutter can make even the biggest apartment look crowded and small. Because you live in a studio, decluttering your belongings before taking out your Christmas decorations is crucial. Plus, it’s always a good time to purge your stuff and eliminate anything you no longer need or want to use.
To make more space for your Christmas tree or other decorations, you’ll probably need to take some things out of your apartment. The experienced team from benhur.com suggest renting a storage unit for this purpose. However, it can be quite useful to you all year round, not just during holidays. Think about it – you can even safely store your Christmas decorations and other seasonal items there until you need them.
2. Decorate your doorway
Living in a studio means you don’t have a backyard or room, but you still have a door to decorate and make sparkle. Put up a Christmas wreath or wrap your flat door like a present for a cute holiday greeting. This simple Christmas ornament may be used to spruce up any interior doors, too. A strand of battery-operated lights is a great way to give your wreath some more sparkle. But remember – less is more, so we strongly suggest using a single focal point item or material and enhancing it with just a few accent pieces.
3. Choose an adequate Christmas tree
No matter how limited your apartment’s square footage is, a Christmas tree is still a must in December. A three-foot ‘entryway’ tree fits snugly in the corner of a studio, while a five-foot thin tree gives the impression of height and fullness without taking up too much room. You may even put a miniature tree on a dresser, TV stand, or coffee table if you don’t have any room for a full-sized tree.
However, if you do have a little bit more space available, consider getting a midsized tree. While smaller trees make for more open space, they don’t have the same sort of confidence that big trees do. Therefore, if you have enough room, choose a small tree that will still provide that dramatic moment.
4. Don’t have a mantel? Improvise one
Even though Santa will have a perfect fire escape entrance into your apartment, what good that is if you don’t have a decorated mantel waiting for him? After all, he comes equipped with a stocking detector. But don’t worry because even if you don’t have a mantel, you can always improvise one. For instance, you can decorate your radiator bars with a string of lights, a gorgeous garland, and some minimalist stockings. And don’t forget cookies and milk!
5. Set the table
Another one of our fun and simple holiday decorating ideas for studio apartments is to set the table. However, this is not something you should do only if you are hosting during the holidays. Even if you don’t plan on having any guests over, you can still make an effort to give your dull dining table a quick Christmas makeover. Even just a holiday-themed centerpiece will do the trick.
For instance, you can decorate your table with a bowl of ornament balls in your preferred colors for Kwanzaa, or you can put a poinsettia, a little Christmas tree forest, a menorah, or a collection of miniature Christmas trees in the center to celebrate Christmas. Another simple suggestion for charming apartment décor is to use your favorite holiday dishes daily by setting the table with them.
6. Take advantage of the vertical space
Not having enough square footage? Well, go vertical. For instance, you can try hanging ornaments and pendants from the ceiling. You can find plenty of DIY ideas you can try. They will not only make your decoration stand out but will save a lot of foot traffic space.
Simple Christmas decorations, like a banner or a display of your holiday cards, can liven up those dark areas of your studio. It’s all about thinking outside the box. Oh, and make sure to place some mistletoe in the doorway for the holidays so you may steal a kiss from your special someone.
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