It’s common to start missing home as the holidays approach. To lift your spirits, take a break from preparing for finals and decorate your student apartment. You can achieve impressive results without spending much at all. Here’s some inspiration to get you started.
1. String Up Fairy Lights
Fairy lights are ideal for creating a warm atmosphere in your apartment after dark. You can string them up in all sorts of places, including around your bed, along the walls, and on the ceiling.
2. Put Reusable Stickers on Your Windows
Reusable stickers won’t leave a mark on your windows and will give your neighbours a glimpse of your holiday decorations. If you add some to the window in your bedroom they’ll be the first thing you see when you wake up and draw the curtains.
3. Scatter Fake Snow
Just a small amount of fake snow is enough to enhance the winter theme throughout your apartment. Scatter it on windowsills and along shelves where you have other decorations.
4. Set Up a Mini Tree
A full-size, real Christmas tree may be too expensive, but an artificial mini tree could be within your budget. Set it up in the living room where it will welcome guests and collaborate with your roommates to cover it in decorations.
5. Hang Christmas Tree Balls
Simple ornaments like Christmas tree balls are inexpensive and can instantly transform your space. If you buy them in bulk, you’ll have plenty to hang on your tree as well as around your apartment.
6. Make Snowflakes
You only need paper and scissors to make snowflakes. Hang them around your apartment with string or tape them to a wall. Creating some with roommates can be a fun activity to decorate your apartment together.
7. Holiday Cards
Make a display of all the holiday cards you receive. You could purchase a card holder to hang them on the wall or set them up on the coffee table in your living room.
8. Throw Pillows
Find some throw pillows with a festive theme for your couch or bed. If you already have plenty of throw pillows, buy just the covers.
9. Block Letters
Having a set of block letters is always fun. You can use them to create a seasonal message now and change to something else later.
Hang a stocking for yourself and each of your roommates in the living room. Before you leave for winter break, you may like to all drop a few treats inside each stocking for each other.
No matter how much you decorate a dorm room, it’s unlikely to ever feel like home. Now is the perfect time to think about where you would prefer to live in the new year and start searching for student rentals. St. Catharines students can find modern apartments at Foundry Lofts. Not only will you receive your own bedroom in a spacious suite, you’ll also be able to take advantage of our onsite parking, movie theatre, fitness centre, and outdoor courtyard. Apply today before all the rooms are taken.