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Budget-Friendly Ways to Add Holiday Spirit to Your Apartment

It is that time of year when the temperature begins to drop, and people start spending more time indoors than they do outside. I, Mark Roemer, have come to you today to present to you several different ways that you can celebrate the holiday season with your family for a little bit less than you have spent in previous years. I find this very important since so many of us find ourselves out of work due to COVID-19 closures.

The holidays are always a warm and comfortable time of the year, despite it being very cold outside. Even the grouchiest Grinch may feel nostalgic for the season by driving up and down streetw and checking out the decorations from Santa Claus and his reindeer to dazzling displays of lights.

If you are not careful, it can become easy to feel left out this time of yeare when everyone eles is starting to decorate their apartment, but never fear!For the holiday season, there are plenty of ways to deck out your apartment, even on a budget. Below from tiny improvements to big shows, I’ll explore my favorite ways to accomplish this in your apartment. Remember, apartments are not the only place that you can use these ideas, but they are more well suited for smaller spaces.

Hang Your Holiday Cards

One quick way to get into the spirit is to simply hang your holiday cards in a visible, coordinated way if you want to get more festive around your apartment, but you don’t have the budget or the motivation to go all out. As a temporary card show, you can use magnets on the fridge or repurpose an existing bulletin board.

You may use string to hang the cards on the wall or buy something to keep them to take this to the next level. There is a lot of items that you can buy that bear a striking resemblance to Christmas trees. Think of cookie cutters, cookie tins, plates, and bowls all shaped like different holiday decorations. This brings me to my next topic.


Room is always at a premium even in the most spacious apartment, and a whole Christmas tree, real or artificial, can be more hassle than it’s worth. My suggestion? A miniature tree, or even several placed throughout the apartment. When it comes to smaller trees, there’s plenty of variety, including actual ones and artificial ones, lit and unlit ones, as well as lots of different colors.

Not only can buying a miniature tree save space, but it can also be a great way to convey your own individual holiday spirit. You could get a couple of trees of various sizes or add one to each space. Anything that works for you. You can build a tree hanging on the wall out of construction paper with the kids if you don’t feel like adding a lot of tiny trees or you don’t want to take up any room at all.

Hang a Wreath

One of the simplest holiday decorations, which is a wreath, is also one of the best. Wreaths, like miniature trees, are a great inexpensive apartment choice that can be personalized to suit your personality and lifestyle.

Not only are they flexible, but they can also be made by hand, which for the whole family is a great activity. Children may also make wreaths from leaves or construction paper that can be hung on their bedroom doors, and a movement has become a family tradition before you know it.

Decorate the Table 

Setting the table or simply decorating it is a simple way to turn your home from everyday to holiday mode. You can make lots of little improvements that signal it’s time for the holidays, from candlesticks to placemats.

Especially if you host any parties this season, it is a great idea to decorate the table. You can transform it into an activity for the kids once again, using Styrofoam balls and paint to help them make their own decorations. Your table should be something special and set in such a way that everyone will remember it for years to come.

Spruce Up Your Furniture

Much like the table, it is possible to decorate the couches and chairs in your living room. Many individuals have thrown specifically stored pillows away, ready to be put during the holiday season on furniture. This is an excellent, convenient way for a room to add texture and decoration.

You can add a festive tablecloth to the coffee table or get even more candlesticks, like the ones you picked up for the dining room, to take it even further. When it comes to your living room and furniture, there are many ways to deck out the places, so get imaginative. Even simple things you pick up on a stroll, such as a few pinecones, can make a world of difference.

All the Small Things

Small changes are also crucial in decorating your home for the holiday season, like those pinecones we just described. Fill your shelves with a big bowl of sparkling ornaments, pick up a snow globe, or add a piece of garland. The decision belongs to you, and that is the concept. It’s different for every family, so decorate your apartment in a way you love.


Anytime from Halloween to New Years’ is an excellent time of year. I, Mark Roemer, like to call this a holiday logjam. Essentially, there is one holiday after another for a period of three months. Family-oriented people, like me, can’t wait for the holiday season. Sometimes it takes a special occasion to get the family together. That is why this time of year is so precious to me. Even though you may not have a lot of time or money to spend on the holidays, I feel that I have adequately prepared you for anything that the holiday season might throw at you. Please, take these recommendations and use them to the best of your ability. I hope that they will provide you with countless hours of entertainment as they have for my family and me over the years.