Bells are jingling, snow is falling, gifts are wrapped and the smell of cloves and cinnamon is in the air. It’s time to get your condo into the holiday spirit too! The key to creating a big holiday spirit in your condo is to streamline the décor inside your home. Our Holiday Decorating Pinterest board is a great place to get some ideas. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, we’ve pinned tons of creative, easy, and elegant ideas to get your condo ready for the season. The first thing to remember is to check the Rules & Regulations for your community. A good rule of thumb is to keep your decorations inside your home, as anything exterior is typically considered a common area and the rules governing decorations can vary by community.
Hang it up:
Walls, windows, mirrors, and shelves are all space-saving and decorative options. Whether it’s a wreath, stockings, or a gift bag, do-it-yourself options with ribbons, rosemary, holly, or corn – check out our Pinterest board for a few ideas on how to create a stunning and festive display that will keep floor space clear and your home festive. One tip – decorate your tree with wrapped gifts. It saves space and creates a very personalized Christmas Tree. Love holiday lights? Hang mini-lights along windowsills and shelves, or even wind them around your deck or railing, if your corporation permits. Use a colourful string or ribbon to hang ornaments from windows or shelves.
For wreaths and other door decorations, putting holes in the entrance doors compromises fire ratings. But some buildings allow over-the-door-hooks. Of course, hanging your wreath on the inside of your door adds to your home’s holiday decorations. Another option? A wreath also makes a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table.
Enhance what you already have:
Dress up your dining room chairs or place settings for the holidays. Use elements symbolic of your holiday, like a dreidel, pinecones, or a hand-drawn symbol laid over wide ribbons. These festive items at your table may just bring added joy to the meal. Try filling an existing large vase or bowl with elegant ornaments!
A little goes a long way:
The smallest details really do create grand elegance. In your windowsill, place tall white candles on a silver tray for a sophisticated flair. Or try placing two faux dwarf evergreens, wrapped in burlap, to add a bit of festivity to your table. A tree-top is another great option for your space and there are plenty of non-traditional tree alternatives too: like natural wood trees, wall decals, cardboard cut-outs and paper trees – you just need to get a little creative!
If you’re decorating for Christmas, remember that live Christmas trees are not allowed in many condominiums. But with the selection of beautiful artificial trees now available, you can still enjoy your Christmas traditions and avoid a potential fire risk. It’s also a great alternative for those who live alone and want the feeling a tree, without the hassle.
Of course, the most important element for any successful holiday is love. Whether in the food, the design, or the celebrations.