Chic Apartment Holiday Decorating On A Budget

Decorating your apartment for the holidays doesn’t have to be expensive!
We set out to see what we could do with one of our Chicago apartments for the holidays on a budget. We shopped around some local home decor and discount stores, stopped by a local flower shop, and searched around for the perfect Christmas tree.
With a few simple steps we decorated our entire apartments for under $250!
Here’s what we purchased…

Silver, Gold, and Pinecones!

Gold glass ornaments — $25
Pinecones — $5
Gold & silver ribbon — $15
Gold & silver glass ornaments — $20

Greens galore ….
Fresh Christmas wreath purchased from Flora Chicago — $50
Fresh Christmas tree purchased from Home Depot — $45
Decorative Christmas trees purchased from a home decor store — $20

Decorative Accents..

Fresh mistletoe purchased from Flora Chicago… $5
Fresh holiday greens leftover from trimming the Christmas tree… FREE!
Holiday snow… $5
Decorative ornaments… $25
Christmas lights… $15
Pearl colored Christmas ornaments… $10
Here’s What We Did, Step-by-Step…

We started off by accenting our dining room table with some leftover greens from our Christmas tree. When you purchase a real Christmas tree, have the bottom branches trimmed and save them to decorate! We also added a few pinecones around the vases to complete the look.

The final touches brought a great holiday look to our kitchen and dining room.

Next, we used extra greens to spruce up our coffee table. We used a decorative bowl with gold and silver ornaments to create a great centerpiece.

Here we are demonstrating our pine cone juggling skills! Pine cones are an inexpensive way to decorate and bring a touch of the holidays around your apartment.

Adding greens and a few extra little touches like ornaments and pine cones is an inexpensive way to decorate for the holiday!

Everything looks a little bit better with some greenery around it. Here we are adding some greens to our desk.

Adding a few ornaments to the greens brings a great holiday touch to our work space.

We decorated our tree with different types of ornaments — fruit, glass balls, and pinecones — all in shades of green, silver, gold, and pearl. The individual ornaments we purchased were discounted but weren’t enough to decorate one tree, so keeping the same color palette, we purchased different types of ornaments. The end result is a beautiful Christmas tree!

We completed the living room with bowls of pine cones and decorative Christmas trees on our entertainment center. There’s a little bit of Christmas everywhere!

Adding a fresh holiday wreath to the door brings the holidays into the foyer! And the combination of a real wreath and Christmas tree fills our apartment with the wonderful, festive smell of pine.

The final — and most important — touch is adding some fresh mistletoe to the archway!
This entire look cost us under $250 and shows that with a little bit of money and some creativity you can decorate your entire apartment for the holidays with exquisite style. Exta thanks to our friends at Flora Chicago for their design inspiration.
Happy Holidays from Planned Property Management! Show us how you’ve decked your halls for the holiday by entering our Holiday Instagram Competition! Details here.
With Planned Property Management, you can make your space for the holidays with your stye!  We own and operate 28 apartment buildings in some of Chicago’s best neighborhoods: Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Gold Coast. With amenities like business centers, rooftop pools, onsite laundry, parking, and more, there’s a chance we can have exactly what you are looking for in a Chicago apartment. Book an appointment with us online or call (773)-570-3744 to learn more. One of our expert leasing agents will give you a tour of our apartments and can take you on an online tour if you’re unavailable to see it in person!

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