Deck the Halls: Apartment Decorating for the Holidays

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What’s your favorite way to get into the holiday spirit? Perhaps it’s by baking some sweet holiday treats or cozying up to watch a holiday movie. One of the best ways is to decorate your apartment! With so many trendy decorating ideas, it can be difficult to know where to start. Not to worry, we’ve selected some of the hottest trends to help you begin decorating for the holidays! Furthermore, these holiday decorating trends can be easily modified into Hanukkah and Kwanzaa decor.

A Cozy Farmhouse Christmas

Farmhouse style is all the rage, and not just during the holidays! A thoughtful combination of cozy and chic go into the overall farmhouse look, with an antique ambiance mixed in. To achieve the perfect country Christmas, incorporate items like buffalo plaid pillows, rustic wooden Christmas signs, and touches of neutral colors throughout. Not to mention, a bright red throw blanket can pull the entire living room look together! If you’re celebrating Kwanzaa, try this fleece as your cozy throw blanket. Or, if you observe Hanukkah, you will love this farmhouse twist on your menorah.

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Let it Snow

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Transform your apartment into a winter wonderland this year! Nothing is more magical than a fresh blanket of snow on the ground, so bring the magic of a snow day inside your home! This year, get a frosted Christmas tree to add to the overall snowy ambiance and fill it with white, silver, and light blue ornaments. Incorporating beautiful white curtain lights will add some shimmer into your space, and white stockings, shimmery decorative pieces, and more can turn your apartment into a relaxing winter escape. This holiday decorating trend also lends itself to Hannukah celebrations because of the icy blue hue and twinkling lights often present in Semitic decor.

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A Very Chic Christmas

Looking to make it chic and glam this year? On the opposite end of the spectrum from the cozy, rustic farmhouse is a chic Christmas that is elegant, upscale, and modern. Featuring velvet and faux fur fabrics, neutral colors, and posh ornaments, this decor will turn your home into a picture in a magazine. Drape these sparkling Star of David garlands around your apartment for extra twinkles, and focus on intricate, bold decor to bring a little sparkle to your space with this chic holiday decorating trend.

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Merry & Bright: A Colorful Holiday

Switch it up from the traditional green wreaths and trees with colorful ones! Blues, pinks, oranges, and more can add pops of color to your home. To keep this from looking chaotic, pick a few colors you’d like to focus on, perhaps a light pink Christmas tree with bright blue and green ornaments. The traditional colors of Kwanzaa also play well into this decorating theme. Try a colorful table runner or honeycomb decorative ball. The creativity is in your hands! If you still want colors but don’t want to go overboard, colorful string lights are always an option. Dare to be bold and colorful!

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Keep it Classic

Keep it simple when decorating for the holidays this season with the traditional golds, greens, and reds. Deck out the apartment with garland wherever you see fit, hang up a wreath with a red ribbon on your front door, and top your tree with a sparkling star. Sometimes, it doesn’t get much better than the classics. Add touches of red throughout your apartment with poinsettias, and fill the air with the smell of pine or cinnamon with candles. Additionally, comfy throw blankets can pull together the look while providing a cozy atmosphere. The traditional colors of Kwanzaa integrate perfectly into this decorating style, so regardless of the holiday you’re celebrating, stick to the basics this year with these traditional decor ideas.

Whether you’re going for bold and colorful, farmhouse chic, or traditional, there are plenty of ways you can make decorating for the holidays fun and unique! How will you decide to decorate this year?


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