The holiday season is here – which means it’s time to break out the décor for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more. Or, you might be the type of person who prefers seasonal décor like autumn, winter, and spring. No matter how you prefer to decorate, there are fun and simple ways to spruce up your home for whatever occasion. Here are just a few ideas for your home at our Highland apartments.
One of the easiest and best ways to bring the holidays or a season into your home is by using a scented candle. Out of all of our senses, the sense of smell is one of the most powerful to evoke emotion and memories. Choose from fragrances like pumpkin, pine cone, winter snow, or baked apple pie to make your apartment smell absolutely heavenly. You can even choose a different candle for each room.
Back in the day, people would decorate their homes with indoor Christmas lights to bring in the holidays. However, even those are still a bit too bulky, obtrusive, and dated. Today? It’s all about the fairy lights. Dainty, whimsical, and gorgeous to look at, fairy lights look beautiful in a window, over a door frame, or wound up a staircase. Choose different colors for different holidays or opt for white that suits any occasion.
Even though each home is unique, the front doors of our Highland apartments are all uniform in color and style. To really make your home stand out, try adding a seasonal wreath. No matter what holiday, season, celebration, or mood – there’s a wreath for that. How about lavender and pastel flowers for Easer? Or a wreath made of apples and pears for early fall? Your options are nearly endless and it’s such a simple way to be festive.
DIY Holiday Decorations
Of course, seasonal and holiday décor can be expensive. But thankfully, there are tons of affordable and budget-friendly DIY holiday décor ideas out there. You name the idea or piece of décor – and there’s a DIY version of it for you to try. Thanks to Google, Pinterest, Instagram, and other inspiring sites, you’ll be sure to find something fun to create to match your style and the season.
Pops of Color
Maybe over-the-top holiday décor isn’t your thing. That doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the festive cheer. Instead, try adding simple pops of color throughout your home with throw blankets, pillows, placemats, rugs, or other décor items that match the holiday or month. Plus, it’s an easy way to mix and match through the year.
Make it fun!
First and foremost – keep it fun! Make sure you don’t end up feeling like decorating for the holidays is a chore or a requirement. Use it to bond with your friends and family, make you smile, and help create a cozy and inviting home. If you end up stressed or feeling like you’re “keeping up with the Joneses,” it’s not worth it.
Also – use post-holiday clearance sales to stock up for next year. It’s a fun way to browse holiday décor at sometimes over half the cost. It will give you something to look forward to display next year.
You’ll love living at our Highland apartments for so many reasons, but it’s how you create your own ‘home’ that makes it so special. Stop by Highland Station to tour our floor plans today.