Tasteful (not tacky!) Holiday Décor

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Down with tacky holiday décor—you’re not your grandmother! If you’re feeling the holiday spirit this week and seeking to deck your halls we’ve got some tips to get it done with a modern flair—no plastic reindeer necessary.

GREY CHRISTMAS TREE

Keep the clutter at bay with your holiday décor!

Don’t Over-Do It

The best way to tastefully decorate for the holidays is by keeping it reasonable. No one expects your living room to be Santa’s workshop complete with faux piles of snow. Focus on one or two areas to bring your seasonal celebration indoors.

Eccentric Holiday Centerpieces

When decorating for the holidays in an apartment, focusing your festivities with a stunning table centerpiece is perfect.  Not only will this allow your decorations to be prominently displayed, but it will also keep the clutter to a minimum.  Remember, the holidays are here, and you still need to live in your home—not a winter wonderland (unless that’s what you are going for).

To really wow your Instagram followers this season, try one of these centerpiece ideas:

  • Fill vases with fresh or faux floras and greens, Christmas ornaments, or candles, or brightly colored candies. For an added delight, wrap fabric around the bases and weave in a small, battery-powered strand of lights.
  • For a unique twist, turn your vases upside down and fill them with fairy string lights. Weave the lights in greenery, wide ribbon, or light fabric for an ethereal effect.
  • Use mis-matched cake stands to create tiny shelves for your favorite holiday decorations, festive floral arrangements, or candles.

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    Think outside the basket for holiday décor centerpieces.

Door Decorating

Indoor apartment buildings often find the doors neglected, when it’s one of the best places to show off your holiday spirit. Start with a tasteful wreath. Wreath hooks help you hang your artful piece without damage.

Next, look down. Door mats are easy ways to make your doorstep a bit more cheerful for the holidays, while keeping your interior floors a bit tidier. Plus, they’re easy to store for next season.

Ask your apartment manager about any exterior decorations. If allowed, limit your hallway decorations to either one medium-sized or a few smaller items and make sure they are contained in your door’s immediate area and don’t impede the hallway or your neighbor’s space. TASTEFUL HOLIDAY DECOR

Terrific Trees

Christmas trees are a given for any holiday decorating, however, you can spruce up that Nordic pine in a non-traditional way. Seek out a theme for your tree, or use a specific color palette. Not feeling a plushy pine? Find an old garden trellis to decorate, or suspend lights from the ceiling down to create an illusion.

We hope this helps get your home ready for the season ahead and we can’t wait to see how you apply these ideas.  If you have a holiday decorating success or DIY story to share, be sure to post it on our Facebook page.

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