With the festive season upon us, we are all in the mood for decorating. But when you are renting an apartment, it can be difficult to get in the Christmas spirit without making any changes that could leave a permanent reminder for the next tenant. Here are a few ideas that will have your apartment looking like a winter wonderland in no time!

The Tree

Although the centerpiece of any home around Christmas, choosing the right tree can be a headache. If you are renting, you may want to look into alternatives that require little clean-up come January. These days, artificial trees can look just as convincing as real ones and they come with the added bonus of being able to be used year after year. But if the thought of anything but a real evergreen fills you with dread, try to stick to something freshly cut so that it drops fewer needles. Always remember to keep your trees away from heat sources too!

The Mantle

The tradition of hanging stockings from the fireplace is common in many families but how do you achieve the same look when you can’t put nails or hooks into the mantle? Try placing full stockings around the sides of the fireplace for a cozy look or find some damage-free hooks that can be removed once the holidays are over.

The Little Extras

It is often the small details that can make your home really stand out and Christmas is the perfect time to let your creativity sparkle! A glass jar full of glittery pinecones on the coffee table, a homemade wreath on the front door or even some hidden gifts as a treasure hunt advent calendar are perfect to keep you rental apartment looking festive without the worry of damage or permanent marks!

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