9 Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas For Renters (AKA Easy To Store And Damage Free Decor)

On our Monday Zoom name, I used to be exhibiting the staff all the Christmas adorning I did the day earlier than, boasting about a few new and actually EASY issues I attempted and thought turned out nice. Em fairly shortly instructed {that a} submit about Christmas adorning for renters can be enjoyable! DONE. In fact, nothing I do or have achieved up to now are “renter solely” adorning suggestions. Nonetheless, I did notice this yr that I do have a reasonably dialed-in system that consists of space-efficient decor that’s straightforward to put in with zero wall harm and can also be actual fairly. Ha. And to suppose I virtually didn’t enhance this previous weekend out of sheer laziness. However I’m so blissful I did as a result of whereas I nonetheless have to get a tree this weekend, my house is CHEERFUL!

Garland Pressure Rod

When you have been on TikTok or Instagram lately, you’ve probably seen the strain rod garland development (I’m positive folks have been doing this for a very long time however it’s at present all the fashion). Now, I wouldn’t say I’m somebody who tends to strive viral traits…truly, this may be my first. However after I noticed this hack, it was an instantaneous, “OOOOH I wish to do this!” Fortunately, I had a stress rod I wasn’t utilizing (YES), some battery-operated fairy lights (my favourite), and a few velvet ribbon I’ve used for the previous 4 years. All I wanted was some greenery so I hopped over to Dealer Joe’s and picked up three of their cedar garland strands for $12.99 every (two for the strain rod and one for my mantle). The value and high quality are one of the best.

Within the video I linked, Wendy used a brass bathe stress rod which could work higher size-wise for a bigger opening. Simply make sure you verify the measurements. The brass coloration can also be a lot prettier than the white pole I’ve exhibiting however I already owned it and didn’t care sufficient to spray paint it a unique coloration. Possibly subsequent yr. I additionally occurred to have inexperienced floral wire to simply connect the bows I made however I don’t suppose it’s essential.

take a look at that fairly afternoon mild:)

Here’s a image with the lights on later within the day! I LOVE utilizing battery-operated fairy lights as a result of they’re delicate, fairly, and will be placed on a timer. The timer is ideal right here as a result of the very last thing I wish to do in the direction of the top of the day is stand up on a chair or ladder to show the lights on day by day. Oh, I additionally wrapped the lights on after the greenery was on the rod. That made it simpler to put and safe the battery packs earlier than I hoisted the rod up.

And one of the best half is that no partitions have been broken on this experiment. I believe EVERYONE who likes to brighten for the vacations ought to do this.

Battery-Operated Fairy Lights

As I’ve already said, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my battery-operated fairy lights. I put them in all places and on a timer. They go on my garland (seen above), on cabinets, on my tree! Effectively, this yr for my tree I’m shopping for an additional lengthy strand that plugs in. I like this one however perhaps ought to get the inexperienced one?

photograph by sara ligorria-tramp | styling by jess bunge (me!) and julie rose | from: jess’ daring berry-infused, cozy fashionable vacation house

These smaller strands simply add a lot ambiance that received’t add to your electrical energy invoice:)

photograph by sara ligorria-tramp | styling by jess bunge (me!) and julie rose | from: jess’ daring berry-infused, cozy fashionable vacation house

See it peeking out on my kitchen shelf from a number of years in the past? Even washing dishes was higher with them. Additionally, they don’t take up a ton of area since they’re manner skinnier than conventional Christmas lights.

Bulbs On Chandelier

This was one other new factor I attempted (as a result of I noticed it on Instagram? Ugh, sorry I can’t discover the video!), placing ornaments on my chandelier. Up to now, I could have thought it was somewhat kitschy however joke’s on me as a result of I LOVE IT and now welcome the potential kitschy-ness. I additionally LOVE that my lovely glass ornaments, that I believe sorta get misplaced within the chaos of my tree normally, are centerstage…the place they belong.

I do know not everybody has a chandelier however suppose somewhat exterior the field in terms of locations to hold ornaments That is additionally an amazing hack when you’ve got children or canine and don’t wish to put your fragile ornaments in your tree the place they might get to them simpler:)

Mini Decor On Frames

Mini Bushes (related)

The trick that Sara and Erik taught me. Put little mini decor on image frames! That is so fast and straightforward. I acquired these mini bottle brush timber from Goal and this yr thought I might sprinkle a number of on some image frames. A enjoyable shock that’ll make you look cool…or no less than I’ll suppose you’re cool:) Additionally, mini = doesn’t want plenty of cupboard space. Renter-friendly!

photograph by sara ligorria-tramp | styling by jess bunge (me!) and julie rose | from: jess’ daring berry-infused, cozy fashionable vacation house

However you don’t want to make use of timber if that’s not your type! You can even get a fragile sprig and put it on a body. I actually cherished how that cedar sprig seemed on my previous gallery wall. Easy however visually impactful, if I do say so myself.

Ribbon Is Your Good friend

styled by emily henderson | photograph by kaitlin inexperienced | from: the official first farmhouse christmas!

In case you missed Emily’s first official farmhouse Christmas reveal, this was the yr of the ribbon and I couldn’t have cherished it extra. Em’s budget-friendly hack is to go get material by the yard as a substitute of spools of ribbon that find yourself including up so quick! This fashion it’s also possible to reduce to your most popular measurement.

Wreaths are a key place for ribbon. Emily performed with a number of completely different varieties on her kitchen wreaths and they’re excellent. Discover the Command hooks that the wreaths are connected to. No harm!

However when you’ve got a curtain rod you don’t even want a Command hook! Simply throw that ribbon over the pole to your required size and tie the knot behind the wreath like Arlyn did. I’ve additionally achieved this in previous flats and cherished the look. Straightforward peasy and appears very stylish.

photograph by sara ligorria-tramp | styling by jess bunge (me!) and julie rose | from: jess’ daring berry-infused, cozy fashionable vacation house

I clearly prefer to drape ribbon anyplace that wants some vacation cheer…like on a wall mirror:)

styled by emily henderson | photograph by kaitlin inexperienced | from: the official first farmhouse christmas!

I needed to embody this shot of the farmhouse as a result of it’s SO PRETYY. This ribbon look might simply be achieved on the strain rod garland too.

Lastly, ribbon is SO straightforward to retailer as a result of it takes up virtually no room. Renters with storage points rejoice:)

Little Vignettes

Over the previous handful of years, I’ve collected some enjoyable collectible figurines. Effectively, virtually completely timber of all shapes, sizes, and supplies. However all in a coloration palette that works seamlessly collectively. That manner annually I seize my bin of decor and play with new little vignette configurations. Largely it’s as a result of I don’t keep in mind what I did the yr earlier than but in addition to see what new life I can carry out of not new decor.

Now, the problem as a renter will be floor area, proper?! So get artistic. Window sills, desks, open shelving, and so on. are all nice locations for a small Christmas second. Somewhat goes a great distance.

Then as taught by Em, I virtually all the time work in odd numbers. Largely threes however as you may see on the precise, generally fives. Simply fluctuate the heights, colours, and supplies and also you’ll simply have a really cute Christmas decor vignette. Add some greenery for further factors.

Colourful Taper Candles

Candle Set

I’ve been singing the praises of colourful candles for a minute now however till this yr haven’t embraced the multi-colored candle look in my favourite classic candelabra! It’s virtually silly how enjoyable and good these look with my Christmas decor. They only look cool and intentional but sudden and I can’t advocate attempting some for your self! Plus as a renter, you should purchase a number of annually and light-weight them so that they burn down which means you don’t need to retailer them! Right here’s a submit with extra shoppable choices.

HOT TIP: See these accordion cream timber within the fire? They fold up flat making them SO straightforward to retailer since they take up virtually zero room. Plus they’re superior.

Nostalgic Vacation Decor

As recognized, storage is nearly all the time a difficulty with flats so it is advisable to be strategic about which decor is most vital to you. Now, it took me some time to comprehend this however having a number of decorations from childhood makes every thing really feel extra particular. Most of you may be saying, “DUH, JESS!” however I used to be so caught up in accumulating issues that have been extra “my type” that I didn’t take the time to dig by the previous stuff (it’s been in storage so not straightforward to entry both). Possibly at the back of my thoughts, I assumed I might do this after I purchased my first home and will retailer every thing. Effectively, homeownership continues to be within the distant future for me, so grabbing my mother’s household’s previous creepy carolers and our little nutcrackers makes my house really feel extra related to my household. Oh, the creepy Santas on my mantle have been additionally my mother’s:)

Effectively, that’s it from me immediately. Hope it was a adorning submit that impressed not overwhelmed. This time of yr needs to be blissful and perhaps even somewhat magical if we’re fortunate so simply do as a lot or as little as you need<3 No stress right here!

Love you, imply it.

Opening Picture Credit: Picture by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | Styling by Jess Bunge (me!) and Julie Rose | From: Jess’ Daring Berry-Infused, Cozy Fashionable Vacation House

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