5 Holiday Decorating Tips For Your Apartment
The temperature is dropping, bright lights illuminate the streets and coming home to cup of hot cocoa has never sounded so appealing. The holiday season is finally upon us – are you ready to spread holiday cheer this season? Get some holiday shopping done in Old Town Alexandria or take a trip to Washington D.C. to see the National Christmas Tree – both a short distance from your home at Lerner Excelsior Tower. Although you might be more than ready for all of the season’s festivities, your apartment might not be. Decorating your apartment can make all the difference when it comes to holiday excitement. After all, who wouldn’t enjoy gingerbread houses and candy canes all around? If your apartment isn’t quite “holiday ready” yet, don’t worry because we are here to help. Get your apartment in the holiday spirit with the help of these tips, courtesy of Lerner Excelsior Tower.
Fill Your Home with Winter Scents
Peppermint, cinnamon and pine are all strong contenders for the best holiday scents when it comes to candles. Stock up on candles this season and place them strategically around your apartment to make every room feel like a winter wonderland. Choose from scents like winter candy apple or vanilla bean to give your home the most pleasing winter aromas. If you’re not a fan of candles, you can go with plug-in air fresheners or home fragrance oils in any scent that brings you fond memories of playing in the snow or putting up the Christmas tree. Take it up a notch and purchase festive candleholders to compliment your new candles. Candleholders come in different designs, but for a more festive feel, opt for a candleholder with snowflakes, penguins or anything else that symbolizes the holiday for you.
Let Your Apartment Shine
Now that your home is bursting with winter scents galore, you might want to add a few visual elements as part of the decorating process. String lights are great for the outside of homes because they add light to pitch-black streets. But, what no one ever told you is that they are equally as wonderful for a home’s interior since they can seriously brighten up a dark space. With string lights, you won’t even need to turn on the main lights all of the time. You can enjoy a movie or relax on the couch after a long day, complete with mood lighting in a variety of colors. String lights come in many hues, so whether you want a rainbow or standard golden lights, they’ll be sure to make your apartment shine.
Add Splashes of Color
Liven up a simple space by adding splashes of color throughout the house. Add some bright red pillows to a plain white couch, or a green table runner to your dining room table. If you put up a Christmas tree, you can either stick with the same color scheme or include colorful ornaments throughout the tree. The colorful ornaments along with string lights will transform your living room into a bright and festive space ready for celebration.
Incorporate Edible Decorations
Incorporating edible decorations into your repertoire of holiday décor will not only satisfy your aesthetics, but also your sweet tooth. Assembling a gingerbread house is a fun activity you can complete by yourself or with friends and family on a cold and snowy day. Add a cup of hot chocolate to the activity to completely feel the holiday spirit. The only thing better than assembling a gingerbread house is eating it! Another great idea is to hang candy canes around the room – on doorknobs, for example.
Be Conscious of Apartment Space
Unfortunately, not all apartments offer spacious floorplans, so make sure you are conscious of space before adding large decorations to any room. Because an apartment might not be able to accommodate a six-foot Christmas tree, a smaller tree, or even half of a tree, might be more reasonable. If you absolutely cannot celebrate without an extravagant tree, add a generous amount of ornaments and lights to make up for it.
Luxury Apartments in Alexandria, VA
Whether you’re putting up a Christmas tree, lighting a menorah or counting down on an Advent calendar this holiday season, be sure that your apartment lives up to the joy of the season. Utilize our fun and helpful tips to decorate your home to your liking. With plenty of shops and historical landmarks just a short drive away, you will not be disappointed when spending the holidays in Alexandria, VA. If you are interested in moving to the Alexandria area, be sure to take a virtual tour of Lerner Excelsior Tower to see if our apartments are right for you. Don’t hesitate to call us at 703-436-5795 for more information!