One of the most magical parts of the holidays is decorating our homes to match the excitement of the season. Although it may require us to think more creatively, decorating your rental can be just as much fun (if not more) as if you were decorating a more permanent space. With this in mind, we have come up with three ways to decorate your rental home for the holidays that can easily be stored for years to come or taken with you wherever you go next.
When thinking of decorating for the holidays one of the first things that comes to mind is decorating a Christmas tree. And what a great excuse to buy a real evergreen tree than when you’re living in a rental! Although it may not be as cost efficient as an artificial tree, purchasing a real tree allows you to pick a tree perfect for your space now. Have the space for a twelve foot tree? You got it! Only have space for a three foot tree? You got that, too! You can pick exactly what you need for your home now. Not only that, but you get to enjoy the real, iconic scents of the holiday season right in your home. Then, when Christmas is over and you’re ready to say goodbye to the tree, throw it out. No storage necessary! How great is that?
Decorate the Door
No matter where you are renting this year or next, you will most definitely have a door. Therefore, take advantage of this commonality and decorate up the entrance way. Invest in a nice wreath to hang on your door with a easy to remove 3M hook. This keeps you from having to get out a hammer and nail and leaves a less permanent reminder on the door itself. Want to add a bit more? Get a festive door mat and and charm your guests! The wreath and door mat will be easy to store year after year or will happily travel with you wherever you go next.
Project the Lights
Finally, we all love Christmas lights. However, the idea of putting up Christmas lights can be a turnoff to many renters. Not many renters want to invest money into Christmas lights for their rental. But, if you are a lover of Christmas lights have no fear! Instead of using traditional lights, consider purchasing a Christmas Light Laser Projector. These projectors give the feel of traditional Christmas lights without the hassle of traditional Christmas lights. Not only that, but oftentimes Christmas Light Laser Projectors are cheaper, too! All you need to do is plug the projector in and enjoy. And what’s even better? Take it with you to your next home!
We hope these ideas motivate you to think creatively and help you to find a way to make your home feel like home for the holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from McGraw Realtors Property Management and Leasing!