Skip to Content

Renter-Friendly Christmas Decorating Tips

Mamaroneck Tenant Hanging Up StockingsAs a Mamaroneck renter, you may be wondering how to decorate your home for the holidays. Thankfully, there are lots of splendid ways to bring about renter-friendly Christmas décor. By following certain tips, you can make your rental home a joyful place that is ready to celebrate the holidays with those you care about most.

One of the most iconic items of Christmas décor is the fireplace mantel hung with stockings. But if your rental house doesn’t have a fireplace or a mantel, you can still use these elements in your holiday decorating. Try renting a freestanding mantel from a local events company for just a few weeks. If placed against a wall or in a corner of your home, you can then make use of it as a focal point for your holiday decorating.

If renting a mantel isn’t your best option, there are other creative ways to hang Christmas stockings in your home. Take one example, if you have a bookshelf in your living room, you could put up weighted stocking hooks to position Christmas stockings along the front edge of a shelf. Also, think about fastening your Christmas stockings to the back of kitchen chairs with bright, colorful ribbons for a more special touch. Consequently, they’ll cheer up your dining area and may spring a new holiday tradition. If chairs aren’t an option, another style would be to hang stockings on a wall using removable hooks. These hooks will hold your Christmas stockings securely but then come off after the holidays without damaging the paint. Finally, for the creative DIY-er, you could style a freestanding post with hooks that can be placed anywhere in your home.

Next to the mantel and stockings, the Christmas tree is a top décor item for various people. Regardless of how big or small your rental home may be, there are many artistic ways to have a Christmas tree without all the requirements and mess of a live tree. If you have to have a tree, think of investing in a small imitation evergreen tree. These little trees usually come ready with lights already installed and can be placed on a tabletop. Just integrate your favorite holiday ornaments and have some fun! On the flip side, if imitation greenery isn’t exactly your favorite, think about using a houseplant as your Christmas tree instead! A great, big potted plant can be hung with fairy lights and small ornaments, creating a festive display that will live on after the holidays are over.

Flowers and fresh-cut greenery are, likewise, excellent options for renters who want to bring the sights and scents of the holidays into their home in a natural way. As an example, you can easily find cut boughs of pine, cedar, or eucalyptus, all of which smell nice and look gorgeous arranged on shelves, mantels, and in vases. You could even place a small string of lights to produce a nice glow to your arrangements. And remember poinsettias and other colorful winter plants. Those magnificent red blooms can glow any corner of a room and evoke bright holiday memories all together.

If decorating for the holidays, exterior décor can be another nice practice in order to add a festive touch to your home. For really pretty, damage-free decorating, choose simple, uncomplicated seasonal touches. A festive doormat, a beautiful wreath, and seasonal window clings can all deliver warm holiday wishes to your friends and neighbors. To hang lights or garlands, opt for temporary hangers that you can just easily set up and then pull out. Or, get innovative with various shiny ornaments and fishing line. Artistically hang vivid ornaments from a window or door frames, tree branches, or other exterior features to create a brilliant winter display.

Are you in search of a new rental home this winter? Real Property Management DePenn can help! Check out our current listings or call us at 866-820-9913.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. See Equal Housing Opportunity Statement for more information.

The Neighborly Done Right Promise

The Neighborly Done Right Promise ® delivered by Real Property Management, a proud Neighborly company

When it comes to finding the right property manager for your investment property, you want to know that they stand behind their work and get the job done right – the first time. At Real Property Management we have the expertise, technology, and systems to manage your property the right way. We work hard to optimize your return on investment while preserving your asset and giving you peace of mind. Our highly trained and skilled team works hard so you can be sure your property's management will be Done Right.

Canada excluded. Services performed by independently owned and operated franchises.

See Full Details