Deposit-friendly ways to decorate your rental home this Christmas Deposit-friendly ways to decorate your rental home this Christmas

Deposit-friendly ways to decorate your rental home this Christmas

As a tenant, you’re probably used to demonstrating a good amount of self-restraint when it comes to decorating your home.

No. 2587 from our magazine|2 min read| Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by our Marketing Team

But as we reach December, the seasonal compulsion to be surrounded by all things tinsel-y and twinkly might be too much to ignore. The good news is that there’s no need to miss out on all the fun, and there are plenty of deposit-friendly decorating techniques to capture that Christmas feeling in your rental home.
 
To help get you started, here are a few festive tricks to get your home looking merry and bright this year, without so much as a nail in the wall…
 
Decide on your tree
Nothing scratches a creative itch quite like decorating your own Christmas tree, but it’s important to choose wisely and find a tree would work best in your home. For larger rentals with more storage space, opt for a fake tree that can be put away for next year. If you have a smaller home with no room for storing fake trees, go for the real deal. Ensure you choose the appropriate size for your room and use a plant pot to hold it up – but make sure there’s a hoover at hand!
 
Go all in on ornaments
Hanging decorations might just be a no-go for your rental home, so make use of your flat surfaces and ramp-up the Christmas cheer with some ornate ornaments and festive trinkets.
 
Bake some treats to display
A wonderful aspect of this time of year is the delicious abundance of food. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some baking, so make some of your own gingerbread men, mince pies, or a yule log, and display in a lovely glass jar to keep them fresh.
 
Prepare your festive dinner table
There’s no need to wait until Christmas day to dress your table. Lay out a seasonal cloth, embellish with a runner and add some natural greenery as a centre piece in the form of sprigs of holly. Finish off the look with some glittery pinecones and scented tea lights for a dining table that lights up the whole room.
 
Garlands
Garlands can become a tenant’s best friend at Christmas. Simply wrap around any banisters and curtain rails, or drape over mantles and mirrors – these sparkly, leafy scarves of holly, ivy and fir will make your home look and smell spectacularly festive.
 
Get cosy with accessories
Wintery accessories with cute slogans are great for keeping warm during the cold and dark nights, and they also work perfectly in a Christmas-themed room. Accessorise this winter with seasonal cushions and blankets to transform your home into a comfortable and Christmassy sanctuary.
 
Don’t forget the exterior
While decorating the inside of your property is a great way to make your home feel festive, there’s nothing quite like a welcoming front door during the holiday season. You can easily hang up a Christmas wreath or some mistletoe at your front door for a touch of festive joy that greets you whenever you come home.
 
Most wreaths hang from a bracket that sits over the top of the door itself, meaning no nail holes that could upset your landlord or put you in breach of your tenancy agreement.
 
Thinking of buying? Why not take a look at our selection this Christmas? 

This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.

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