If you’re like most urbanites living in Temecula apartments, you don’t have much time left after a busy working day to do anything extra. But since the holidays are drawing near, you might want to make your home look festive and give it the wonderful Christmas holiday cheer. Even if you have a small space to decorate, it’s really not necessary to downsize your holiday expectations—all you need is some simple space-saving decorative ideas to bring the merriment of Christmas into your little home.
Elf feet for tables and chairs
Got plenty legs at home? Table and chair legs, that is. If you do, you can make them look especially Christmassy with covers that look like elf feet. Not many homeowners do this, so you’ll notch major oohs and ahhs from friends and family when they come by for a visit.
Use holiday tableware
Do you have holiday-themed tableware stashed away and completely forgotten about? Now’s the time to whip them out! If you don’t, try to look for a set the next time you go out shopping. You can find seconds of name brand china at discount stores, along with not-so-common fun designs.
Decorate your cabinets with bows
Packaging your kitchen cabinets to make them look like presents is an easy way to make the space look like Christmas. Aside from cabinets, you can also tie bows to chair backs, stair railings, drapery, and candlesticks.
Use taped construction paper to transform your apartment doors into a snowman. Use black circular paper for the eyes, smile, and buttons. Cut out a triangle from orange paper for the nose, then use gift wrapping paper for the scarf.
Turn off the lights
Let your home sparkle like the Christmas night by turning off the lights and letting Christmas lights and candles be your sole source of illumination. Try to dine by candlelight if you can. The meal will instantly feel memorable, even if you’re just having leftovers.
Get ready with the milk and cookies
Make sure your home is Santa-ready by setting aside some milk and cookies for the big fella. Santa is set to visit Sycamore Terrace Apartments in Temecula on December 18th, and he’s coming to ask you what presents you want, so you best get ready with his favorite treats!
(Holiday Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces, BHG.com)
(10 Easy Ways to Add the Christmas Spirit to Your Home, About.com)