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Renter-Friendly Christmas Decorating Tips

Pleasant Ridge Tenant Hanging Up StockingsAs a Pleasant Ridge renter, you may be thinking about how to beautify your home for the holidays. Luckily, there are a lot of great means to create renter-friendly Christmas décor. The holidays are a great excuse to move things around and reconfigure your rental home’s look. Here are a few tips to get started!

One of the most iconic elements of Christmas décor is the fireplace mantel hung with stockings. However, if your rental house doesn’t have a fireplace or mantel, you can still use both elements for the holiday feels. There are companies that rent out freestanding mantels. This could be an option for you. You can then position it in a specific corner of your home and use it as the focal point for your holiday decorating.

If renting a mantel does not sit well with you, there are other creative ways to hang Christmas stockings in your home. For example, if you have a bookshelf in your living room, you could use weighted stocking hooks to place Christmas stockings along the front edge of a shelf. Perhaps tying Christmas stockings to a chair or two with matching ribbons will do the trick. The dining area will most certainly be filled with a familiar holiday atmosphere. If chairs aren’t to your liking, consider hanging stockings directly on a wall using removable hooks. These hooks are extremely convenient for use since they can easily be taken down after using them for your Christmas stockings over the holidays. Then, for people who want to customize, a freestanding post with hooks isn’t that difficult to make. It’s not only easy, but it’s also convenient since you can place it anywhere within the house.

Besides the mantel and stockings, the Christmas tree is one of the most sought after decorations for the holidays. Your rental home is the perfect place for a Christmas tree. You can always make it happen without the hassle of resorting to a live tree. If you really want a tree, a small imitation evergreen tree is something worth considering. Coming with ready to use lights, these trees make for a really good addition to your tabletop. In fact, add a few holiday ornaments to complete the whole package! However, if imitation greenery isn’t your favorite, consider using a houseplant as your Christmas tree instead! A large potted plant can be hung with fairy lights and small ornaments. This will definitely add to the overall aesthetic and warmth of your space.

Flowers and fresh-cut greenery are also great options for renters who want to bring the sights and scents of the holidays into their home in a natural way. For example, you can often find cut boughs of pine, cedar, or eucalyptus, all of which smell great and look beautiful arranged on shelves, mantels, and in vases. You could even string some lights through them to add a whole new level of aesthetic pleasure. Other options include poinsettias and other colorful winter plants. These magnificent wonders can draw people into a room and bring them back to those wonderful holiday memories.

When decorating for the holidays, exterior décor is another great option to explore for your home’s holiday needs. There are simple decorations that are both cost-effective and cost-efficient. A festive doormat, a beautiful wreath, and seasonal window clings can all send warm holiday wishes to your friends and neighbors. For lights or garlands, temporary hangers are great because they are easy to remove after the season. Or, let your imagination take reign with ornaments and fishing lines. Suspend bright ornaments from windows or door frames, tree branches, or other exterior features to create a dazzling winter display.

Are you ready to find a new rental home this winter? Real Property Management Advantage can help! Browse our current listings or call us at 248-259-2575.

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