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Minimalist Christmas Decor

minimalist christmas decorChristmas is coming and I am fascinated with minimalist Christmas decor ideas. Since a recent downsizing to a smaller place, we plan on keeping it simple this year and I simply love some of the ideas I’ve found. Here, I love those sizable Christmas balls on a small natural tree. Tree pillows are a nice touch as well. Try splashing some red ones in your apartment living room, especially on dark furniture.

minimalist-christmas-decor-ideas-19I love minimalist gift wrapping in soft colors instead of the traditional reds and greens or silver and golds. Opt for beige, tan, gray and white or black and white for a minimalist Christmas change. Image above and below via Digs Digs.

minimalist-christmas-decor-ideas-8-554x738A great minimalist Christmas decor choice is to add splashes of seasonal lights in odd places such as a regular plant in your apartment or in a large glass vase in the window. Love this super minimal Christmas tree with lights below among the pine cones. Simple cut out decorations are a nice touch. Best of luck with your minimalist Christmas decor!


Un-Christmas Red and Green Decor

Trendy bedroomStill feeling the spirit of Christmas, but was out to find ideas that make red and green decor look fresh and inviting, and decidedly un-Christmas-like. This red and green and white dressed bed looks fantastic with the gray and white walls. The framed photos, green, set it off without looking like a Christmas room.

red and green decorChanging up the red and green decor with a passionately designed chartreuse  wallpaper makes this space unique. The red lamp, the perfect touch. Love the vintage look as well.

Red-walls-green-sofa-in-living-roomDeep red walls, green borders and furniture…enough said.

red and green decor dining roomA dining space will always look cool in red and green decor. Keeping it simple ends any Christmas vibe. (Cat on table optional).

red and green living roomEven a small apartment space can look cool with red and green decor, especially against white walls.



Christmas Decor – Mantles

christmas-greenery-holiday-decorating-ideasThe mantle, if your apartment has one, is a great focal piece for Christmas decor. I love the green theme of this mantle. The mirror sets off the wreath beautifully. Image from Modcottagedesign.com

Christmas---Modern---Mantel-decoration2Christmas is Christmas with white touches including snow flakes and lights. I like the green ivy instead of a traditional pine styled greenery.

modern-Christmas-trees-decorations-587x440Christmas decor mantles can be created with just about anything left over in the decor box. A trail of lights makes this apartment space brighter. Be creative and have fun this holiday! Image from Home House Design.

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christmas-table-decorating-ideas-1May your Christmas celebration this year and in years to come be happy and bright.

Merry Christmas from everyone at Apartments i Like!

Christmas Tables

christmas entryMake the most of apartment entry way with a nicely decorated Christmas table. Love the idea of pinning up old Christmas cards to add interest to the decor. Simple and fun.


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Bethlehem Pa Apartments – Shabby Chic Christmas Decor

shabby chic 3Simple and stylish, adding Shabby Chic Christmas decor to Bethlehem Pa Apartments will make your holiday warm and bright.

shabby chic christmasKeep Bethlehem Pa apartments simple and chic with unique decor choices. Vintage decor on the tree in a color theme sets the holiday off nicely. I love the red highlights here, and the mantle display.

a little goldCenterpieces of gold and silver are wondrous shabby chic decor touches for Bethlehem Pa Apartments. I love this silver dish with a touch of gold. Looks like a sea-side Christmas. Wish I was there.

Shabby-ChristmasWhite on white is classic shabby chic design and it’s even more beautiful with Christmas decor in Bethlehem Pa apartments. The white vintage look bobbles on the Christmas tree and silver wrapped presents add the finishing touches. This room takes my breath away. Cozy and chic.

ornaments bowlOne of my favorite shabby chic Christmas decor ideas for Bethlehem Pa apartments: a bowl of ornaments. All those extras, the old ones, vintage balls, or ones that have lost their ends can be used for a bowl of Christmas. Use as a center piece or on the buffet table. I have a clear glass bowls of blue, gold, and silver ones on my fridge top. Looks smashing.

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Some images via Little Natural Cottage

Red Decor and Green Decor

In keeping with the holiday season I’ve searched for red decor and green decor ideas, not just for Christmas, but for everyday. I couldn’t pass up this Christmas setting however from Plan a Kitchen.  Love those giant red stars and snowflakes hanging around. The red and white mantle is stunning.

Lovely for every day, without a Christmas-y feel. Red duvet over a soft green quilted bedspread. Bringing the green to the walls with nature pictures is a great idea.  The contrasting gray walls and white highlights bring it all together. This bedroom idea was found at She Knows.

Classic and modern red living room from Elle Decor.

And now for green:

Another green with red combination that is fresh and modern. Gray seems to be a steady contrast with these colors together. Image via Apartment Therapy.

Calming and peaceful…green in the bathroom. Image from  Home Decor Concept.

Cute green living room ideas. Image from Pics Decor.

One can find red decor and green decor ideas inspiring and refreshing when considering decorating your apartment for the holidays or any time of year.

Christmas Gift Ideas – From Restoration Hardware

My Christmas Gift Ideas list is stumping me…what do you give the loved one in your life who has everything and says often she doesn’t need anything?  Thankfully I searched Restoration Hardware‘s lovely site and found unique and reasonably priced gift giving ideas.  First off, I love these Faux Fur Throws, this one in Linx featured above, for $79.00

Who doesn’t need to keep their feet warm? Luxury Plush Foot Duvets – only $19.00 !

The Spa Robe, simply chic…$99.00

Winter Home Candle collection. Beautifully packaged for gift giving, for hostess gifts or for housewarming. $23.99 – $40.99

Mini Cashmere hand warmers – $10.00 and Hot Water bottles – $39.99 to keep those mitts warm during neighborhood caroling or other outdoor adventures.

Enjoy, and Happy Christmas Gift Giving!