Decorating your home for the holidays is one of the best ways to get into the spirit of the season and spread good tidings to all who enter your space. But those who live in apartment rentals face some unique challenges when it comes to holiday decorating; they want to be careful not to damage walls, woodwork, paint, flooring, or any other part of the space that is technically the property of the landlord. To help apartment dwellers deck their halls, below are a few holiday decorating tips for renters.
3 Ways to Decorate an Apartment Rental for the Holiday Season
1. String Lights, Tinsel or Greenery With Adhesive Hooks
Adhesive hooks are a decorating godsend for apartment renters. They stick securely to the wall with a nondamaging adhesive tape that lifts off easily after use, and they are available in a variety of sizes designed to hold different amounts of weight. For the holidays, use these hooks to put up colored lights, tinsel, garland, and greenery. They can also be used to hang holiday-specific artwork, prints, posters, or cardboard decorations without making holes in the walls or accidentally removing paint.
2. Display a Holiday-Themed Collection
A holiday collection is an excellent way to spread some seasonal merriment without marring anything in your apartment. Display a ceramic winter village, a handcrafted nativity scene, or figurines of Santa, trees, or reindeer. Even a few items on display can transform your space; consider setting them on a mirrored tray to create a smooth and uniform presentation.
3. Put Up a Small Tree
Most apartment rentals are not conducive to putting up towering evergreen trees, and live trees are discouraged by many landlords since they present a fire hazard. Opt for a smaller artificial tree that can be exhibited easily on a tabletop. If you can’t find a small enough tree, fill a few vases with some artificial evergreen branches. And don't be afraid to adorn either of these options with colored bulbs and tinsel; a small tree or a collection of branches can still be festive.
The above tips will ensure a happy holiday while making certain your apartment rental remains undamaged and intact. If you're in search of apartments for rent in Ashland, Boyd County, or the Russell Flatwoods region of KY, contact Tudor Oaks Properties. They provide stylish, affordable housing in the most sought-after areas of the community. To schedule a showing or to learn more about their rental properties, call (606) 325-1240, visit their website, or message them on Facebook or Twitter.