Holiday decorations are one of the most difficult parts of living in a small apartment. Deciding where to fit a Christmas tree in a small living room can be challenging, but there are ways to make the most of your limited space for the holidays. Follow these tips to creatively fit your holiday decorations into your apartment décor.
Frame your windows with string lights
Christmas lights aren’t just for trees: they can add cheer to your living room, too. Loop a string around your curtain rod and let them hang down, or use small fairy light clips to attach them to the wall. They’ll give the room a soft glow and a festive accent without taking up needed space. If you have free wall space, you can continue the lights along the wall, either draped or in a festive pattern.
A coffee-table Christmas tree
Turn your coffee table into a centerpiece with an apartment-friendly Christmas tree. Whether you choose a small, living tree or a long-lasting decorative artificial one, placing it on a coffee table (or other piece of furniture) gives it the height of a larger tree without monopolizing the room. If your living room lacks a coffee table or other flat surface, you can create a 2D tree with strings of Christmas lights, ribbon, and garland. Attach them to the wall with fairy light clips or tape in the general shape of a Christmas tree and top it with a star for a space-friendly holiday tree.
Festive pillows and throws
Redecorating your living room to transition between seasons is as simple as changing a few accent pieces. To transform a decorative pillow into a festive one, invest in a few pillow covers with holiday-themed patterns or colors. They take up very little space in storage and easily add holiday cheer to your small living room. Similarly, a cozy throw in flannel or colored for Christmas will make your neutral couch seem merrier with little effort.
Decorating your new apartment for the holiday season is easy in the no-fee luxury apartments and lofts at Tribeca House. White-glove amenities and all the convenience of living in the heart of downtown Manhattan are sure to make your Christmas decorating easier than ever. Call or visit to explore your new apartment and make it your home today.