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5 Merry Ways to Decorate this Holiday Season

The wintery months bring out all those warm and fuzzy feelings, cozy nights by the fire, tons of hot cocoa and the beloved holiday season. And when the first batch of snow hits, especially in the beautiful and serene town of Mount Arlington in northern New Jersey, it’s hard not to feel festive and joyful. Of course, decorating your place of residency is a large part of the holiday excitement. The best news? You definitely don’t need to own a home to do so. In fact, here are five holiday decorating ideas for every apartment owner:


1.    Craft a Unique Wreath

Gone are the days of traditional wreaths, comprised only of evergreen branches and red bows (although those are still just as pretty). Think outside of the box this season and create your very own special, unique wreath to adorn the door or living room wall. You can save old wine corks from festive dinner parties and string them together between red jingle bells to craft a wreath unlike any other. Or, if you’re looking for a more refined and elegant look, cut out various shaped leaves out of birch bark sheets and pin them onto a piece of circular foam.


2.    Get Creative with Ornaments  

Who says ornaments can only be hung on the Christmas tree? There are countless ways to display these glassy, colorful pieces, truly making them a decoration showstopper. Take an empty glass vase, and fill it up with different sized rounded, ball ornaments of varying hues. Or, if you want to dress up the window in your kitchen or bedroom, hang red, green and silver ribbons from the top of the windowpane, attaching ornaments to the bottom of each one. You can even repurpose an old ladder and dangle ornaments from each rod – intertwine with ribbons and snowflakes for a truly cheerful look.


3.    Bring Festive Greens Inside

The stunning evergreen trees – and wooded areas in general – are one of the best parts about living in New Jersey during the winter. Even though they’re lovely to look at from inside of your Mount Arlington apartment, you can certainly bring the beauty into your very own home by decorating with the festive shades of green. If you’re feeling crafty and want to try a few do-it-yourself decorations, you can create your own garland from fallen evergreen branches and ribbons. They are perfect for outlining the doorways or mirrors. You can also repurpose a store-bought evergreen wreath as your coffee table’s centerpiece.


4.    Make the Front Door More Inviting

The front door to your apartment is the first thing your loved ones, family, friends and other guests will see when they come to visit you, so make sure that you have a front door display that is both inviting and decorative for the holiday season. Hanging a pinecone bundle (taken from your very own, nature-filled neighborhood) with pretty ribbons is an interesting twist on the normal front-door wreath set up. You can also hang a store-bought jumbo-sized candy cane decoration, typically created for a front lawn, and use it as festive door décor instead.


5.    Dress Up the Tableware 

When you invite dinner guests over for a holiday party, cheerful, colorful décor details scattered throughout the table will make all the difference. Loved ones will ooh and ahh at your holiday-inspired table place settings, like name cards adorned with candy canes and decorative paper, or mini hand crafted wreaths that can be neatly placed atop each plate. There are also ways to include silverware on all the holiday fun – you can tie red and green bows on each fork, spoon and knife, or place wine glasses and drinking cups on top of store-bought Christmas coasters.


Apartments in Mt. Arlington, New Jersey

If you’re dreaming of owning your own apartment this holiday season – one that you can decorate any way that you please – look no further than the brand-new luxury apartments at Woodmont West in Mount Arlington. You can contact us to schedule your tour of our community. We are more than happy to provide you with any information you may need, including details about our apartment features and community amenities.