The holiday season is all about celebrating life, sharing joy with loved ones, and ringing in the New Year with the anticipation of new beginnings. As you contemplate rightsizing out of the money pit that was once the family home to embrace the good life at the active adult community of your choice, there is good news: Decking the halls of your new, state of the art apartment will produce the same festive mood you’ve always created for your family. All it takes is a little ingenuity and holiday spirit.
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Rest assured, holiday decorating in your apartment need not wreak havoc on your lovely, clutter free retirement life. It’s all about thinking outside the box of ornaments to maximize available space. Smaller scale décor will easily integrate into your living space and create the desired impact. Here are a few holiday decorating ideas to spruce up your apartment – without a huge spruce.
Deck the Walls with Holiday Cards
Gather up those holiday cards filled with the faces of your precious family and fashion a holiday collage that can be easily displayed on an empty wall. You’ll save space and turn a blank wall into a warm, inviting focal point for guests.
Apartment Christmas Lights
You may not have room for a holiday scene featuring Santa and the reindeer, but you can certainly add instant holiday cheer by strategically stringing lights around the apartment. Get the kids to come over and help reach the high points of the ceiling. Holiday lighting will take up zero space and add just the right amount of twinkle.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Whether the weather outside is frightful or not, you can design a backdrop of snowflakes to warm up the season. Snowflake stickers from Amazon are space saving, cost effective and fun.
Go Mini on the Mantle
Holiday life after retirement most likely will not include a humongous tree in your living room. But that is precisely why there are mantels. Decorate that fireplace with mini trees, menorahs, and your other favorite seasonal objects. Don’t forget the few cherished tree ornaments that pack a punch of sentimental value. Then pull up your favorite chair and savor the spirit.
The Nitty Gritty Details
In a smaller space, the tiniest details can make all the difference. Load up on wintry, holiday knick-knacks, and scatter them on bookshelves or end tables. Create a holiday centerpiece for the dining area table. There are so many available nooks and crannies you may have overlooked. The side panel on the kitchen island is just begging to be adorned.
Bedazzle the Bedroom
The living room décor is for guests. The bedroom is for you. Something as simple as a green garland on the wall behind the bed can add just the right amount of holiday pizazz.
Set the Tone with Door Décor
Get the holiday spirit flowing as soon as your guests get to your door, and keep it going with decorations on the inside as well. Simple and elegant, or artsy and colorful, the style is up to you. Whatever door décor you choose will be both inviting and space friendly.Every day is a celebration of retirement life at Overture’s premier active adult communities. ‘Book a tour today. Tis the season to find out just how jolly retirement life can be. Ho Ho Ho.