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Is your apartment ready for the holidays ?

‘Tis the season! The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year ! Get ready to express yourself and unleash your inner Sarah Richardson or Drew Scott, with these simple and cheerful decorating ideas. With a little inspiration and a full-sized serving of holiday spirit, you can make your rental apartment sparkle with Christmas cheer.

When it comes to a tree, scale is important. A big tree in a small space isn’t the best idea. There are many are sizes of artificial and real trees to choose from. To save space, opt for a table-top tree, or, go with a potted house plant that can do double duty adding green to your space the other 364 days of the year.

We all love Christmas lights on the tree but why stop there? You can string mini lights around mirrors, door frames and windows using clear tape to really brighten up your space. Create “jars of joy” by filling clear glass containers with strings of lights and placing them around your apartment. Use lights to decorate your balcony, just hang them on the inside of the railing for safety reasons.

Ornaments also add dazzle and don’t have to be restricted to the tree. Instead of hooks, use colourful ribbons to hang them from light fixtures, door handles, lampshades and mirrors. Like lights, they also look great in clear glass containers or bowls.

Inexpensive Christmas wrapping paper is a great way for anyone to add colour in a big way. Whether you’ve got a one, two or three-bedroom apartment, you can wrap your bedroom and bathroom doors to create the look of giant presents. Use brightly coloured duct tape to create the effect of ribbon and a big bow. You can also wrap different sized pieces of flat cardboard in Christmas paper and ribbon. Mount them on an open wall using double-sided tape to create a mountain of presents.

No mantle for Christmas stockings? No problem. Hang them from the bedroom door knobs or attached them to the doorframe using a little double sided tape. A festive tablecloth transforms your table into a cheerful seasonal focal point and you can top it off with a holiday centrepiece. Even a bowl full of candy canes will do the trick.

Don’t forget the sounds and smells of the season either. Christmas music playing in the background adds to your festive atmosphere and scented candles in the bathroom and living areas fill your apartment with the aroma of fresh pine or cinnamon. If candles are part of your decorating, remember to use them safely and never leave them unattended when lit.

For the finishing touches, use an adhesive hook to hang a wreath on your front door to welcome guests and don’t forget the mistletoe for a little holiday romance. So be jolly, break out the silver bells and dress up your rental apartment for the holidays.

Enjoy getting ready for the holidays, it couldn't be more fun !!

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