A young woman decorating a Christmas tree in her studio apartments in Kansas City

7 Great Tricks for Decorating a Studio Apartment for the Holidays

While a studio apartment is the perfect cozy place for you to curl up with a book and a cup of hot chocolate in the cold winter months, it can sometimes feel a bit small for what you might want to do for the holidays. No matter what holiday you may celebrate, decorating your apartment is one of the most exciting parts of the season, and you shouldn’t feel limited just because you may be living in a small space. 

Our studio apartments in Kansas City can make for amazing holiday decorating hubs as long as you’ve got a game plan and a little creativity, and these tips are sure to make your guests and neighbors say “Wow!” when they come to your door this holiday season:


1. Decorate your door

Just because your door isn’t something you’d traditionally decorate, doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate it at all! The winter holiday season is perfect for adding fun decorations like wreaths, garland, and more to the outside of your door. You could even cover your door in wrapping paper and make it look like a present! That’s sure to be a hit with your friends and neighbors. 

Don’t let the outside door limit you! Bring the door decorations inside. Add wrapping paper to your bathroom door, or put small wreaths on your kitchen cabinets. Where there’s space, a decoration can go!


2. Go the non-traditional tree route

While Christmas trees are beautiful and a major part of the Christmas decorating scene, they’re also big and bulky and can take up room that you don’t have if you live in a studio apartment. That’s why going the non-traditional route for your Christmas tree can help you get the same effect but with a fraction of the space!

A cool idea for a non-traditional tree is to do a wall tree: that is, getting a vinyl wall decoration or even making one of your own that you stick right to the wall! You can decorate with pictures, paper garland, tinsel, you name it, but the catch is that the tree is flat against the wall. You won’t need to move massive amounts of furniture or army crawl around the tree just to make it fit and have one in your home. A little creativity can go a long way. 


3. Make use of your ceiling

If your ceilings aren’t too tall, then you might want to consider using your ceiling to add a few extra decorations! Our studio apartments in Kansas City are the perfect place to get a little extra festive by hanging up mistletoe, ornaments, garland, and more right from the ceiling of your apartment. 

If you want to get even more creative, you could even cut out paper snowflakes like you did in elementary school and have them hang from the ceiling. It may take a while to put up and it might be a bit impractical, but the impact of when you walk through the door will make it well worth the time. 


4. Display your Christmas cards as decorations

Whether you want them or not, you’re bound to get a plethora of cards this holiday season from your friends, relatives, neighbors, and maybe even Ms. Clara from the one time you went to Christmas mass three years ago. 

Whoever you receive Christmas cards from, they’re almost always decorated with family pictures, fun holiday sayings, or gorgeous art that’s so unique to the holiday season. So, why not use those cards as decoration? 

Make a section of the wall in your apartment like a mini gallery wall for all of the cards you receive. Your guests are sure to love the art, the sayings, and the pictures of your friends and loved ones lined up to appreciate. Plus, it’s fun to see something that you gave to a friend displayed on the wall for everyone to see!


5. Light it up

Candles are the perfect decoration for the holiday season, and we do mean every holiday! Candles are not only beautiful (and easy) Christmas decorations, but they are also a focal point at Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, and can make for beautiful and meaningful décor during the holiday season. 

Holiday lights strung up behind a bed


6. Decorate the windows

Just because the windows are along the edges of your apartment doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate them! For easy window decorations, string lights up around the outside of the window trim and highlight your windows in light. Alternatively, you could get a strand of curtain lights and drape lights across the entirety of your window!

No matter what you decide to do, it’s going to look amazing. The people outside will be able to appreciate the warm glow of the Christmas lights from the street, and you’ll be surrounded by that same warm glow in your home. 


7. Music is in the air

If you don’t have the money or the means to do a lot of decorating during the holiday season, then that’s no reason to not still get in the holiday spirit! Sometimes, all you need to make your home feel more like it’s in the holiday season is a little Christmas music. 

Whether it’s from your phone, the radio, or an old CD player, the air immediately feels a little warmer in our studio apartments in Kansas City while Christmas music plays. You may not be able to decorate the rest of your apartment in the way that you like, but adding a little Christmas music in can really make it feel like the holiday season. 


Woodside Village – Best Studio Apartments in Kansas City

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we want that home to be here with us at Woodside Village. Our guest suites and modern amenities won’t leave you saying “bah humbug” at the end of the night. Instead, we hope that you’ll feel warmer and cozier than ever here with us in our studio apartments in Kansas City. 

If you think you’ve been on the nice list and want to spend your holidays here at Woodside, then contact us and schedule a tour today!