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Easy Christmas Decorations for Your Dorm or Apartment

Let’s admit it. Many of us love Christmas. We especially love getting into the holiday spirit through Christmas decorations. However, for many of us college students, we don’t usually have enough time to have the perfect decor scene just in time for the big celebration, and instead of shopping for extravagant decorations, we usually want to save money for other things instead. 

So, what are some quick and easy ways to decorate your living place just in time for the holidays? I will be sharing with you a couple of low-cost and convenient Christmas decorations that have helped me spice up my indoor spaces throughout the holiday season. 

  1. LED String Lights

LED string lights are a great alternative to Christmas lights, as they usually take up less space and cost less than regular Christmas lights. Additionally, you can keep them up all year round, as they can be an everyday decoration. For starters, I’d recommend lining them along the edges where your table, countertop, or desk meet the wall. You can also place them along your shelves. Another great way you can use your LED string lights is to place them inside an empty jar. 

  1. Paper Snowflakes

To some, making paper snowflakes might seem like something only children are allowed to do. However, I learned that paper snowflakes are for everyone, and there are many creative ways you can dress them up. One example is by using plaid-patterned paper as opposed to blank white paper. You can also connect them using a ribbon of a color of your choice. You can get ideas on how to cut your paper snowflake from Pinterest or via a quick Google search.

  1. Mugs as Stockings

Many of us know the tradition of hanging up fabric stockings and filling them with gifts…but have you ever heard of using mugs as stocking substitutes? If you’re looking to try something new, I would highly recommend this. Select a couple of mugs that you don’t usually use (they don’t have to be holiday-themed) and fill them with small holiday goods, such as candy canes and hot cocoa mix. Then, you can tie small ribbons around them and place them by the fireplace (or on your desk). 

  1. Tabletop Christmas Tree

If you love Christmas trees but are planning to save space, money, or both, tabletop Christmas trees are the perfect alternative. Many stores sell mini ornaments at a low price, and you can easily place the tree on your desk or any other table you have. 

  1. Candles

Having some extra candles stocked up in your living place, regardless of whether they contain a holiday scent, is a nice decoration to pretty much any room, whether it’s the bathroom, dining room, or your bedroom. In addition to their pleasant scents, they add a warm, calming vibe that fits in with the Christmas aesthetic.

I hope this article has given you some inspiration on how you can easily decorate the place you live without too much hassle. If you think that your place is already fully decorated, don’t hesitate to make a few new additions. Enjoy your holidays!

Gennah Penalosa is currently a social media assistant and writer for Her Campus CU Boulder. She is a junior studying finance and marketing at the Leeds School of Business. When she is not doing homework, you can find her hiking, listening to music, or drawing the face of a random celebrity.
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