12 Ways to Decorate Your Apartment for Christmas

The holiday season is upon us, and so is your decorative mind (most likely).


In less than a month, the holiday festivities will have come and gone for the most part. However, don't let that stop you from going "all out" on decorating your apartment for the Christmas season!


After you and your family have gone out to enjoy some of the holiday events being held around town, what's better than returning home to a beautifully decorated room to keep you in the festive mood?


Here are 12 tips you can use to deck the halls with decorations that won't take up too much space!


1. Mini Christmas Tree


Christmas Trees come in all shapes and sizes. The normal-sized trees can be tall - typically 6 ½ to 7 feet high - and wide, and if you are already tight for space, adding a tree to the room can clutter things.


A great alternative is a miniature Christmas tree! These are typically sold at all major retailers where they would have Christmas decorations. Mini trees will still allow you to enjoy having a tree without using up too much space.


2. Window decorations


Window decorations are a fantastic way to decorate for the holidays while virtually taking up no additional space.


Some items you can hang on or around your window:

  • Wreaths
  • Window decals
  • Lights
  • Ornaments
  • Garland


3. Homemade Crafts


One of our favourite ideas on this list is to create your own decorations! There are so many possibilities that we can't recommend just one. Creating Christmas decorations is also a great opportunity to get together with your family and have some fun with ideas.


From ornaments and pots to wreaths and pinecone Christmas trees, the options are endless. Check out this great list for some cool ideas.


4. Use Shelves and Cupboards to Your Advantage


Door space is another solid option when deciding where to hang items. Whether it be your kitchen cupboards, desk drawers, closet doors, or bedroom dresser, these all make for great opportunity to hang items from.

For example, try hanging jingle bells on your closet door handle or ribbons and ornaments on your kitchen cabinet handles.


5. Scents


Cinnamon. Birch Trees. Oranges and cloves. What do all of these have in common?


Bingo! All are common scents that most people love and associate with the holiday season!


You can create the smell yourself by making hot chocolate, building a gingerbread house, eating oranges, breaking out the cinnamon sticks or buying a real Christmas tree. You can also purchase the smell via scented candles and air fresheners that are designed to smell like a real tree.


Once you have the look of Christmas in your apartment all you'll need to do is make it smell like it!


6. Door Characters


A fun and simple way to get your home ready for the holidays is to decorate the doors in your apartment disguised as Christmas characters.


For example, turn your fridge door into a snowman, your closet door into a gingerbread and your front door into a reindeer!



7. Christmas Lights


The great thing about strands of Christmas lights is that you can place them almost anywhere you wish. Tap into your creative side here and run lights wherever you want!


Some common places include your tree (obviously), window frames, apartment walls, and shelves.


(Just make sure they are indoor lights!)


8. Floating Decorations


Another cool idea is to hang cardstock decorations from your ceiling, such as snowflakes.


There are many places that sell cardstock ornaments, snowflakes, and other Christmas-related items that are super easy to install.


If you want to hang them from the ceiling, all you'll need is some string and some scotch tape!


9. Christmas Centrepieces


For the Christmas season, swap out your current centerpiece for something more winter-related. This can be candles, homemade holiday jars, or a store-bought Santa Claus - it can be anything! It's a practical way to add more holiday spirit to your home.


10. Dining Decorations


Decking out your dining table with decorations can be another fun and space-saving method. Something as simple as hanging garland on your chairs and adding Christmas-themed placemats and dinnerware can do the trick.


11. Wall Tree


A fantastic alternative for a real or even mini Christmas tree is a wall tree. These can be handmade practically any way you wish. It can be made strictly out of lights, shelves, branches, garland, wire… you get the idea here.


Use your creative mind to create a Christmas tree where the only space it will be taking up is on the wall!


12. Holiday Pegboard


Last but not least is an idea we just happened to stumble across - a holiday pegboard!


You can hang stockings, Christmas cards, and other decorative materials on the board and it makes for a terrific substitute if you don't have a mantle to hang things on.


Check out this awesome version of a Christmas pegboard.