Don’t have much space for a tree? If you live in a small apartment, condo, etc… don’t let that keep you from getting into the holiday spirit! There are many alternative creative ways to decorate your home. Your local neighborhood dollar stores will carry most of the materials to create a cozy holiday atmosphere. Creekbend Property Management, Charleston’s rental property management company, has some holiday decorating ideas for small spaces to get you started.
Make a DIY table top tree
Hunt for some tree branches outside, use gardening pebbles or marbles to stand them in a flowerpot. Drape the branches with festive ribbons and hang with ornaments
Hang a wreath
Wreaths will add a pop of holiday cheer anywhere they’re placed! Whether you make one from pine tree branches, eucalyptus branches, intertwined holly leaves or even a store bought wreath
Cover Exterior Door with Holiday Wrapping Paper
Make your front entrance an inviting, cheerful greeting to all your guests without the need to hang blinking lights. A pretty metallic papered door with a wreath or bow is a simple, elegant decoration.
Place Pomanders Around the Living Room
Make your own traditional sweet-scented holiday ornament! You’ll need some oranges or Clementines, and whole cloves to push into orange rind. It’s a safer alternative to using scented candles.
String garland across the room from opposite corners to meet in the middle. Or drape by swagging garland across doorways, fireplace mantels, or wrap around stair railings. Add holiday lights around the garland for more drama.
Make a Christmas tree or Hanukkah Banner
You’ll need a wooden dowel, hot glue gun, twine or yarn, a piece of fabric and some paint. Measure the space that you will be hanging your banner to determine how long the dowel will be and how much fabric you’ll need. Drape fabric around dowel and hot glue to attach. Tie the twine or yarn around ends of dowel to hang the banner to thumbtack or picture frame hanger. Paint your design on fabric or you can cut a tree or menorah design out of felt to hot glue to fabric!
With a little bit of creativity you will get that cozy holiday feel without sacrificing your space or budget. Creekbend Property Management wishes all a happy and peaceful holiday!
Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, rental property management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!