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Old 08-20-2010, 10:24 AM
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Ideas for a small apartment?

I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas for a person who lives in a small apartment. I don't know how many square feet but it's a 1/1 with a small kitchen. Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:43 PM
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Well you can get a table top tree. Michaels and some other craft stores like "Joannes" sell smaller to taller trees that you can buy. Some with predone lights and others without. I think I have also seen little trees at Target during the season. It could save you space and still be pretty! You can add little ornaments and lights to it. You can also add a tree skirt to it with like a xmas hand towel or fabric napkin.

You could also decorate your bathroom. There are Christmas shower curtains and rugs. You could put a little something on the back of the toliet.

You could get a wreath and hang it on the wall. You could try to sit it on a nail or use a picture frame hook with a little floral wire. Attach the floral wire to the back of the wreath with both ends so that way you have a loop that can hang off the picture frame hook. You could also put the wreath on your door, stores sell wreath hangers that rest over the top of the door. If it doesn't fit you can add a nail to the door, if it's not a wood door you can wire the wreath to your door knocker or hang it with xmas ribbon.

If you have space on top of cabinets you can put garland on top of the cabinets. Or garland around the edge of the door. You can use little hooks to attach the garland around your door.

If plugs is an issue you can BUY battery operated xmas lights. I have seen ones with 10 lights or 20 lights and even 50 lights (I think). But you have to have a supply of batteries on hand (the batteries often die after a week or so). I have seen colored and white battery operated lights. I wire or velcrow the battery pack to the back of the wreath frame.

You can also get a TALL glass cylinder or bowl and fill it with two different colored christmas ball ornaments. Or two different sized ornaments, like a few big and a few small.

You can also add Christmas blanket(s) and pillows.

Try to get creative by utilizing the space that you have.
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My apartment is not a studio, but I wouldn't call it especially large. To decorate it, I do the following:

Purchase an over the door wreath hanger and hang a wreath (artificial for no fuss and sometimes a real evergreen one - however, you need to take it down to spray it at least once a day or get waterspots on your door). The 3M Command hooks appear to be a good way to hang them also.

If you have a small wall area, go to the Dollar store and see if you can pick up 3 or 4 various sized/designed Christmas stockings. Again the "Command" hooks would come in handy for hanging them.

Purchase a real table-top tree. The local supermarkets last year sold 3 ft Frasier trees for about $20. They're not fragrant as a large one might be, but they're fun.

Pick up some Christmas kitchen towels at the dollar store.

Take Christmas lights and hang them up in your main window, wrapped around a TV stand, bookcase or desk.

If you have a bookcase, take a Margherita glass or large brandy snifter and insert some Christmas picks in it. A tall standing wine goblet with a big globe would also do and you can tie a bow around it.

Buy a couple of Christmas pillows for your sofa.

See if you can buy a place setting or two of Christmas dinnerware.

If you have a small basket and are creative, buy some floral clay and decorate with artificial poinsettias and place on an end table or on your kitchen table.

Hope this helps.

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Before we bought our first house, we lived in a SHOEBOX! It was mini, teeny, tiny! We got a tiny little rosemary tree from Whole Foods and put it on our table.. it made the house smell great! We hung lights all around the kitchen/LR (all one room!), had some Christmas pillows, a throw, hand towels, stockings, etc. I lit evergreen candles often and hung a pretty wreath on our door.. it was so fun!
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I once saw 1/2 trees that where made for small spaces. You can hang them on the wall and still have a bit of room to put gifts under it.
I love the oabove ideas they are great!
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In my apartment (2/2 1200 sq ft) I ended up buying a plastic/fake tree and had enough room to put it in the living room. I themed it out with silver and white lights from Home Depot. I have a balcony so I was able to put lights around my balcony and had a timer that would shut off at 2am (Home Depot). For my apartment door I had a door cover that looked like this . I bought it at Party City for real cheap like $5.00. Like some people said just the small things can do a lot like; Christmas pot holders, candle sticks, pen holders, table runners, coffee mugs and door mats. Also don't forget the mistletoe on top of every door ha. If I think of anything else I will let you know.

PS: make sure your complex approves of Christmas decorations... I know how some places work and they may deny decorations
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