How to Decorate your Apartment for the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing and Panoramic Properties is really getting into the spirit! Today, we’re writing about some ways you can bring a festive atmosphere to your Ottawa apartment. Even if you’re not crafty, these simple projects are so easy that anyone can do them. So get ready to celebrate surrounded by family, friends and great décor!


Go Green this Christmas


How’s your apartment looking this holiday season? Even if you’re a bit of a Grinch, putting up some seasonal decorations can help make your days merry. Add some colour to your space with a poinsettia, or if you haven’t already set up a tree then consider purchasing a locally grown Christmas tree. Take the trek to an Ottawa area tree farm and find the perfect one for your home. If you don’t want to make the commitment to a fresh tree, get a garland or wreath instead.


Cookie-Cutter Ornaments


Martha Stewart is the ultimate source for all things holiday. Browsing her website we found this adorable and easy to make craft. All you`ll need is inexpensive cookie-cutters and photocopied pictures or patterned paper and card stock.


Edible decorations


String together a cranberry and popcorn garland to decorate a Christmas tree or wreath. These garlands even work well as stand alones. Crafting blog Alida Makes, has some funny tips on this project in their post, Stringing Popcorn and Cranberry Garland 101.


If you’re anything like us and love mulled wine during the winter, you’ll love our next craft suggestion. With a few oranges and cloves you can create a beautiful display that makes your apartment smell amazing. With a toothpick, poke holes in the orange rind in a pattern. Next, insert a clove into each hole to create an interesting pattern of your choice. Display in a fruit bowl, hurricane vase or platter paired with some cinnamon sticks. Be sure to use after a day or two to create mulled wine!


For more tips, the Ottawa Citizen has a great article on The Key to Holiday Decorating in the capital. Feel free to comment below to share your favourite holiday décor and crafts with the Panoramic Properties online community. Are you considering a move after the holiday season? Start 2013 in a new Ottawa apartment and contact Panoramic Properties about availabilities at Baseline Court.