Deck the Halls: Prepping your Living Space for the Holidays


            There’s nothing like snuggling under your favorite blanket in front of the television during the holiday times. There is a nostalgia that every one of us gets once the temperature drops. Whether it’s your memories of baking cookies with your mom, or decorating your railings with holiday trinkets. The holiday season is one that brings out the kid in all of us. You may no longer be living with your parent’s anymore, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start your own traditions. Whether you're spending your first holiday in your new apartment, or you’re miles away at school, the holiday spirit can still be with you. We found some really cute home décor ideas to bring in the holidays.

            Nothing says the holidays like scented candles. Whether you light them or not, candles are a perfect accent for the holidays. They come in so many tantalizing smells and create a great ambiance. You can also create candle jars to fit whatever theme you are going for. One idea, courtesy of Pinterest, is glowing leave jars. The only materials you need are mason jars, plastic leaves, glue, and of course candles. This creates the perfect holiday glow. Your candles will look great next to apothecary jars filled with seasonal trinkets. Buying different sized jars gives it a great contrast.

            Speaking of glow, adding lights to your space creates the perfect mood. You don’t have to wait until Christmas to start hanging lights. The beautiful gleam of tiny bulbs against your window will quickly turn your room in a dreamy oasis. The holiday time is all about neutral and dark colors, so lightening does a good job at bringing your furniture out. You can hang them inside sheer curtains to give it a touch of glamour.

            You can add the perfect festive flair to your apartment or dorm doors by hanging wreaths. They are super easy and affordable to make. At the most, all you need is a door hanger and plastic leaves from your local craft store. You can even get wooden numbers and create a sign for your home address.

            Graphics are another great way of getting your home ready for the holidays. We want to keep our living space as chic as possible, and nothing is chicer than metallic graphics. When it comes to adding graphics to your apartment, your options are endless. One of the many things you can do is add decorative pillows. Etsy is the perfect place to shop for pillows. Adding leather and fur pillows also give off fall vibes. Another way you can incorporate graphics is wall quotes. There are tons of wall quotes that you can choose from, you can find them at your local target or websites like

            These are just a few easy ways to whip your apartment in shape for the holidays. You can get as creative as you want. You can find more ideas like these on Pinterest or Etsy.


Article by Unique Ratcliff




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